Bug 184332 - anaconda consumes all memory then dies during installation
Summary: anaconda consumes all memory then dies during installation
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 183930
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 4.0
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Mike McLean
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Reported: 2006-03-08 00:33 UTC by Lonni J Friedman
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-03-08 06:08:18 UTC
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Description Lonni J Friedman 2006-03-08 00:33:33 UTC
Description of problem:
On an HP xw9300 (tested with 4GB & 8GB RAM), attempts to install RHEL4-U3
(final) fail, with anaconda hanging just after the disk is formatted.  Watching
'top' I see anaconda consuming more and more memory until it finally dies with
an exception & traceback that ends with "OSError: [Errno 12] Cannot allocate memory

How reproducible:
every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Attempt to install RHEL4-U3
2.after disks are formatted, the installer will hang
Actual results:
anaconda consumes all system memory, then generates an exception

Expected results:
Installation completes successfully (as it does for Update2)

Additional info:
Interestingly, the 32bit (x86) version works fine on this same system.

Comment 1 Peter Jones 2006-03-08 06:08:18 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 183930 ***

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