Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 349211
Anaconda hangs when trying to install F8T3/x86_64 on VMWare server 1.0.4
Last modified: 2008-06-04 08:46:24 EDT
Description of problem:
I'm trying to install F8T3/x86_64 on a 64bit VM under VMWare Server 1.0.4.
AFAICS the installation was pretty-much-strait forward.
However, when anaconda was trying to install the last packages, it hanged for hours.
Switching back to the text consoles doesn't really shows anything
critical (beyond a single syntax warning in Anaconda - see attached)
I'm keeping the VM image suspend, so please, if you require additional
information please let me ASAP.
Fedoa 7, x86_64, 220.127.116.11-91.fc7.
2 x Opteron 275.
3 x 250GB SATA.
nVidia GF6800GT, nVidia binary drivers.
2 virtual CPUs.
10GB disk space.
2 bridged network devices.
2 host-only network devices.
Created attachment 235331 [details]
Anaconda console log
Created attachment 235341 [details]
Looks like a python problem judging from the console log file.
Chris, if there was a double free problem in the python GC I'm pretty sure I'd
be flooded with bugs ... much more likely is that anaconda is calling some C
code that is doing the double free. Can you get glibc to print a
backtrace/core-dump like it normally does (post install) on double free?
Even after I hard-wired /usr/bin/ls to /bin/ls and /usr/bin/sed to /bin/sed
(without it pstack aborted on an error) - pstack anaconda_pid returns nothing.
Beyond crashing anaconda by sending a kill -SEGV, any idea how I can yank the
Doing a kill -ABRT is probably the easiest, assuming nothing turns coredumps
off with resource limits ... chris what is the usual way to debug this easily?
kill -ABRT doesn't return anything - anaconda just dies with no crash dump.
Reverting to last bad-known snapshot.
Have you encountered this problem in Fedora 9?
F9 installed cleanly.
Bug can be closed.