Description of problem:
Yum can not run sometimes because of the background downloader.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
[root@localhost ~]# rpm -qa | grep yum
A few times through out the day
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use yum for daily use
2. Find that the yum-updatesd is locking the pid
3. Get annoyed, kill the pid that is holding the lockfile open
After killing the lock pid, yum works normally.
The interactive process should not be locked out, and I should be able to run
the yum command.
This should be fixed in yum 2.9.1