Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 179793
yum eats up all memory
Last modified: 2014-01-21 17:53:28 EST
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Description of problem:
yum commands list, update, chech-update, info etc. get stuck while accessing file /var/cache/yum/development/primary.xml.gz.sqlite
strace shows that it's constatnly executing brk() system calls and memory usage keeps growing until all physical and smap memory are exhausted, at which point it dies. I did yum clean all, but it didn't help. File /var/cache/yum/development/primary.xml.gz.sqlite gets recreated with zero size and yum still gets stuck.
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Steps to Reproduce:
You aren't the first person to report this, you probably won't be the last, it's
already been fixed, and it's not a yum bug anyways. Update python-sqlite.