Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 183980
FC5T3 hungs during pxe/kickstart installation on HP DL385 with AMD 275 dual core cpu
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:25:49 EST
Description of problem:
On a HP DL385 with AMD 275 Dual Core CPU the system hangs up during a
pxe/kickstart installation at different points.
The machine has 2 GB memory and two (hw-mirrored) 72GB SCSI disks.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora Core 5 Test 3
do a pxe/kickstart installtion
Steps to Reproduce:
1. PXE Boot
2. use Boot with 'ks'
3. select eth0 as installation interface
hung during formatting or during Package Installation (not always
the same packet, e.g. chkconfig or gcc-lib)
successfull kickstart installation
The problem occurs both with nfs or http installation.
I tried it with different ramdisk sizes
Note that the last transfered package as seen on the httpd log
was glibc-2.3.90-37.i686.rpm but the console screen shows
chkconfig-1.3.27-1-x86_64 als current installaed package
Fedora Core 4 installation works without problems on this system.
Created attachment 125639 [details]
directory of pxe-setup, kickstart-file, dhcp.conf file, pxe-boot-file, http-logs
*** Bug 183979 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Can you switch ttys when the hang occurs?
I'm not shure if I can switch in all cases. But in the moment I had a
hung during formatting, and I can switch ttys. (and I can execute commands
in the alt-f2 window).
In alt-f5 it is in the state 'writing superblocks and filesyste accounting
Previous I had a hung during the package installations. And when I switche
to alt-f2 and type ls, there was no repsonse anymore. But before this
I looked at the other windows and found the following error messages:
/usr/sbin/hwclock: error wile loading shared libraries: libaudt.so.0: cannot
open shared object file: No such file o
audit(...): avc: denied ( transition) for pid=738 comm="anaconda"
dev=dm-0 ino=524293 scontext=system_u:system_r:anaconda_t:s0
this is a little involved, but hopefully it'll yield something interesting..
when its hung, go to tty2, and run these commands
echo 1 > /proc/sys/kernel/sysrq
echo t > /proc/sysrq-trigger
*put a blank floppy into the drive*
dmesg -s 128000 > /dev/fd0
then read back what was written on another box with strings /dev/fd0 and attach
output to this bug.
Created attachment 125725 [details]
Traceback of hung during formatting
This traceback/dmesg is from the case where the process stops during
formatting auf filesystems (note that I did a lot auf looking arround
int ALT-F2 before creating the traceback). Between the hung and the
actual traceback was more than 24 hours. The messages in ALT-F3/4/5 described
in a previous comment belong to this situation !
I now reproduced the situation where the hung occurs during 'Package
Installation' of glibc-2.3.90-37-x86_64, Size 10957k, Status: 92%,
Total Packages 291, Completed 9, Remaining 282, 15%.
When I type in
echo 1 > /proc/sys/kernel/sysrq
in ALT-F2, I don't get any prompt. So I cannot do make the traceback.
The last lines in ALT-F3 were:
INFO: moving (1) to step preinstallconfig
WARNING: no dev package, going to bind mount /dev
INFO: moving (1) to step installpackages
INFO: Preparing to install packages
The last Lines in ALT-F4 were:
SELinux: initialized (dev dm-1, type ext3), uses xattr
audit(1141685663.010:3): avc: denied (transition) for pid=739 comm="anaconda"
name="ligcc_post_upgrade" dev=dm-0 ino=1474565
the last line in ALT-F5 was:
/usr/sbin/hwclock: error while loading shared libraries: libaudit.so.0:
cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
this sounds similar to my bug 185395 .. i assume your server has a smartarray
card for the disks?
i think the problem is in the kernel (my system runs okay using the FC4 kernel
following a yum upgrade from FC4) .. is there a way of running the FC5 PXE
install using the vmlinux and initrd from the FC4 install - or rebuilding those
files using the FC4 kernel?
i think bug 185395 is fixed by kernel 2.6.15-1.2054_FC5smp in the FC5 release so
it might be worth trying this again now.
FC5 Release works fine now.