Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 435381
rhpxl fails on HP ilo2 based systems with: TypeError: Expected a string
Last modified: 2010-10-22 18:55:26 EDT
Description of problem:
This issue blocks installing on HP Integrity servers w/ilo2 and quite likely
breaks proliant ilo2 systems as well (I still need to verify the proliant end).
There was a patch recently from HP to enable ilo2 virtual mouse in rhxpl.
Something changed in the patch (patch as attached to the BZ was incorrect as
well, not blaming Red Hat here!) and some values that had ben strings got
changed to integers (i.e. the quotes were removed around some numeric values).
I am attaching a patch, I don't have a way to test this (is there a way to run
rhpxl outside of anaconda?) but it brings the code inline with what HP had
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install on an HP ilo2 system
Created attachment 296272 [details]
patch to replace missing quotes in get_option assignments
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release. Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products. This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update
This bugzilla has Keywords: Regression.
Since no regressions are allowed between releases,
it is also being proposed as a blocker for this release.
Please resolve ASAP.
Created attachment 296290 [details]
updates.img to test fix
I have booted with micha's updates.img file and it does fix the issue on the HP
rx6600 Integrity server.
So far I have not been able to get it to fail on the bl685c proliant system I am
testing on. It appears the code is never getting executed there as it should.
My current guess is the older firmware on this box is to blame and I am updating
the firmware to test that. I don't know if all proliant boxes will avoid the
crash or not. In theory they should execute the code and hit the same problem
Devel ack, trivial.
Built as rhpxl 0.41.1-6.el5. MODIFIED.
0.41.1-6.el5 didn't make it into Beta 1. Can we expect it in Beta 2? This bug
is making our install testing difficult.
*** Bug 437303 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
It appears that rhpxl-0.41.1-5.el5.ia64 is also in the Snapshot1
image. This is making testing very difficult.
I'm going to make an issue tracker for this problem to increase the visibility.
This is still broken as of the latest internal nightly build:
Can we get this pulled into the RHEL5 build?
Should be in the next nightly.
Can someone with this hardware please test the fix?
Fixed in snapshot 4, thanks.
Verified per comment #17
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