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Bug 1498318 - du/df hang indefinitely (RHEL Atomic Host 7.4)
Summary: du/df hang indefinitely (RHEL Atomic Host 7.4)
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: systemd
Version: 7.4
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Michal Sekletar
QA Contact: Frantisek Sumsal
Whiteboard: aos-scalability-37
Depends On:
Blocks: 1562092
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-10-04 00:50 UTC by Jeremy Eder
Modified: 2021-09-09 12:39 UTC (History)
13 users (show)

Fixed In Version: systemd-219-46.el7
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Clone Of:
: 1562092 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2018-04-10 11:22:48 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)
journalctl -b (460.39 KB, application/octet-stream)
2017-10-04 10:02 UTC, Jiří Mencák
no flags Details

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Knowledge Base (Solution) 3346491 0 None None None 2018-04-13 12:36:20 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2018:0711 0 None None None 2018-04-10 11:23:48 UTC

Comment 2 Lukáš Nykrýn 2017-10-04 07:56:42 UTC
To be honest I don't know if this is the cases, but at least it looks related. The backport in this case may not be that easy, so let's do some debugging first.

If you have a reproducer, can you please switch systemd log level to debug
systemd-analyze set-log-level debug
reproduce the issue and send us the output of journal
journalctl -b

Comment 3 Jiří Mencák 2017-10-04 10:02:38 UTC
Created attachment 1334156 [details]
journalctl -b

root@172: /tmp # systemctl -pLogLevel show
Failed to get properties: Connection timed out
root@172: /tmp # systemd-analyze set-log-level debug
Failed to issue method call: Activation of org.freedesktop.systemd1 timed out

"journalctl -b" attached, but likely with LogLevel info

Comment 4 Michal Sekletar 2017-10-04 14:46:38 UTC
From what I've seen on the test system you've hit this bug,


Reproducer is very straight forward,

systemctl mask proc-sys-fs-binfmt_misc.automount
systemctl daemon-reload
ls -l /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc

Blocking that you see is due to unhandled autofs events. Obviously, systemd can't handle them because it crashed.

This was fixed upstream a while ago,


Here is backport for RHEL-7 (it wasn't as straightforward as I'd like so it will require proper review).


And here is scratch build with backport,


Comment 5 Jiří Mencák 2017-10-04 17:58:51 UTC
Thanks for getting this out so fast.  Upgraded systemd-*, systemd-sysv-* and systemd-libs-* on the affected system.  While this helped with the debian reproducer, df still hanged.  Resorted to "systemctl mask proc-sys-fs-binfmt_misc.automount", no more df hangs at the moment.

Comment 10 Lukáš Nykrýn 2017-10-30 09:30:42 UTC
fix merged to staging branch -> https://github.com/lnykryn/systemd-rhel/pull/154 -> post

Comment 19 errata-xmlrpc 2018-04-10 11:22:48 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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