Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 157269
rpm hangs / freezes -- rpmk displayed in ps
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:05 EST
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Description of problem:
About once per month RPM decides to lock up on my system.
This time I was trying to import a new pgp key into rpm from a file.
#rpm --import somekey
It just sat there.
PID TTY TIME CMD
1527 pts/1 00:00:00 su
1542 pts/1 00:00:00 bash
3033 pts/1 00:00:00 rpmk
3034 pts/1 00:00:00 ps
I have tried telinit 1--made sure no rpm processes were running, and it still hangs.
After it hangs the first time, *ANY* rpm operation causes it to hang.
The only thing that fixes this is a reboot.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm --import somekey
1. rpm --install anyrpm.rpm
1. telinit 1
2. kill off nonessential processes
3. rpm --anycommand
Actual Results: RPM hangs.
I have let it run for up to 30 minutes.
Linux elorg.local 18.104.22.168-50 #1 SMP Wed Apr 13 12:14:46 PDT 2005 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
If anyone can tell my what kind of additional information they'd like, I'd be happy to get it.
After more fooling around, I can now get RPM to crash nearly any time I try to
import a key.
If you want to have a look at the public key, it on pgpkeys.mit.edu. The KeyID
is 30c9ecf8 (Fedora Project - firstname.lastname@example.org)
I import that into gpg using
gpg --keyserver pgpkeys.mit.edu --recv-keys 30c9ecf8
Then export it to a file using
gpg --armor --export 30c9ecf8 > somekey
Then I run
rpm --import somekey
I can almost always get it to hang. If it doesn't hang, I have noticed the key
doesn't get imported. If I try to import it again, it will hang. The only way
to kill it is switch to another console and kill the process. CTRL+C and CTRL+Z
do not give up control.
$ gpg --version
gpg (GnuPG) 1.2.6
$ rpm --version
RPM version 4.3.2
Could you attach the output of
strace -fF -o /tmp/rpm.strace rpm --import somekey
Created attachment 114279 [details]
Output of: strace -fF -o /tmp/rpm.strace rpm --import somekey
Ran 'strace -fF -o /tmp/rpm.strace rpm --import somekey' about 8 times. It
completed without errors every time.
Ran 'rpm -qa gpg-pubkey*'
The key was not imported.
After running the "strace ..." from my previous comment, I tried 'rpm --import
somekey' and it hung (hanged? My english teacher from high school would be so
Rebooted and tried "strace ..." again, no problems.
rpm is hanging because you are leaving a stale lock by killing the running process.
Verify the existence of a stale lock by doing (after killing rpm):
Normal behavior is no locks with no rpm running.
The key imports fine with rpm-4.4.3-0.4, I suspect the fix is in rpm-4.4.1, calculating
pubkey fingerprints correctly. The changelog entry is (iirc):
- fix: length of gpg V4 hash seed was incorrect (#146896).