Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 209007
Random installer hangs while installing RPMS
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:44 EST
Description of problem:
I'm using the FC6 pre ISO's, and it twice out of the 3 times that Anaconda
hangs, 100% CPU, while installing packages. It happened on kdelibs the first
time, and glibc-common the second. 'top' just shows 98+% CPU usage for Anaconda,
and no further progress is made installing the packages. Time isn't an issue, as
I left to run overnight when it hung at kdelibs. No trace is produced, I had to
manually kill anaconda and reboot.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Configure partitions, drives, etc
2. Let it install packages
3. See if it hangs
Anaconda hangs with 98+% cpu uage
The packages finish installing
I've attached anaconda.log that I copied to a floppy - There's a bunch of ERROR
messages about files existing - Maybe that's why?
Created attachment 137604 [details]
Anaconda's log when it hung on glibc-common
Are there any error messages on tty4?
No, that's the odd part. No errors on any tty, there's no trace of anything at
all besides that log I attached. Just Anaconda using lots of CPU. I wonder if I
can try reproducing it and using 'strace' that I put on my USB key to find out
Hmmm, strace might show something. You can also do
cd /tmp ; rpm2cpio /mnt/source/Fedora/RPMS/strace* |cpio -id
and then run /tmp/usr/bin/strace
How much RAM do you have?
256MB - That's more than enough, right? It's been installing Test 1,2,3 just fine...
Should be, although there seems to be something tickling lower memory installs.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 210072 ***
The 98% usage and no progress with the installation of packages seems very close
to the stall that I experienced. The package was inn both times where I saw this
failure using the text installer. Otherwise, a mee too.
Hmmm... I don't recall it occuring on Inn, but it sure does sound like what