Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 244618
rpcbind init hang after upgrade
Last modified: 2008-05-16 18:59:27 EDT
Description of problem:
rpcbind hang after upgrade
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
After upgrade from FC6->F7, rpcbind hangs on boot.
Has happened to me on both x86_64 and i386 box upgrades.
No messages in syslog. network itself comes up fine. If I skip rpcbind and all
nis/nfs stuff during init box is fine, and other network stuff is fine.
Tried to diff various things in /etc between fresh and upgrade (network-scripts,
etc) nothing stuck out. Checked all rc.d stuff for init-order changes too.
rpcinfo -d or an strace of starting it manually, turns up nothing suspicious; it
If I force the last portmap rpm from FC6 and the /usr/sbin/rpcinfo binary from
F7, things sort of work enough for me to get the box running.
No thanks to anyone looking at this bug or bothering to answer my email on
fedora-list, but I finally figured out the problem after having a hung upgrade
on several machines.
When the switch from portmap->rpcbind happened upgrades were not tested that
much I guess. Anyway /etc/services need an rpcbind alias.
Once that is in there everything works fine. Probably need a %post scriplet
Anyway, from a diff of fresh install vs. upgrade:
--- /etc/services 2007-06-13 21:47:01.000000000 -0700
+++ /hosts/hercules/etc/services 2006-05-24 13:12:48.000000000 -0700
@@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
-# $Id: services,v 1.43 2007/04/18 08:40:12 pknirsch Exp $
+# $Id: services,v 1.42 2006/02/23 13:09:23 pknirsch Exp $
# Network services, Internet style
@@ -108,8 +108,8 @@
pop2 109/udp pop-2
pop3 110/tcp pop-3 # POP version 3
pop3 110/udp pop-3
-sunrpc 111/tcp portmapper rpcbind # RPC 4.0 portmapper TCP
-sunrpc 111/udp portmapper rpcbind # RPC 4.0 portmapper UDP
+sunrpc 111/tcp portmapper # RPC 4.0 portmapper TCP
+sunrpc 111/udp portmapper # RPC 4.0 portmapper UDP
auth 113/tcp authentication tap ident
auth 113/udp authentication tap ident
BTW I did have a modified-from-stock /etc/services (addition entries from other
software), but I didn't get an services.rpmnew or services.rpmsave after the
upgrade, which would clue one into checking for diffs.
First of all... my apologize for not being on this sooner.
But yes is this is a know bug and I made the changes to
/etc/services but didn't realize would cause such havoc...
But the answer is to add rpcbind to the portmapper line in
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Confirmed fixed in "setup-2.6.14-1.fc9.noarch" on Fedora release 9 (Sulphur) :
[root@pavilion ~]# grep -i sunrpc /etc/services
sunrpc 111/tcp portmapper rpcbind # RPC 4.0 portmapper TCP
sunrpc 111/udp portmapper rpcbind # RPC 4.0 portmapper UDP
[root@pavilion ~]# rpm -qf /etc/services
[root@pavilion ~]# cat /etc/redhat-release
Fedora release 9 (Sulphur)