Bug 439299 - Error messages on startup
Error messages on startup
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: setroubleshoot (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Thomas Liu
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-03-27 18:52 EDT by Horst H. von Brand
Modified: 2009-07-14 12:38 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 12:38:59 EDT
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Description Horst H. von Brand 2008-03-27 18:52:38 EDT
Description of problem:
When booting, the following message shows up (yes, this is the complete message,
the last line (after "Original exception was:") is blank):

Exception in thread Thread-1 (most likely raised during interpreter shutdown):
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/threading.py", line 460, in __bootstrap
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/setroubleshoot/analyze.py", line 187,
in run
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/setroubleshoot/analyze.py", line 159,
in analyze_avc
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/setroubleshoot/server.py", line 154, in
<type 'exceptions.TypeError'>: 'NoneType' object is not callable
Unhandled exception in thread started by
Error in sys.excepthook:

Original exception was:

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:
Comment 1 John Dennis 2008-03-28 11:05:58 EDT
Thank you for reporting this. Is there a complete stack trace in
/var/log/setroubleshoot/setroubleshootd.log? If so could you attach it? Thanks.
Comment 2 Horst H. von Brand 2008-03-28 16:20:04 EDT
Nothing like a backtrace in there, just a few entries.

Will look if something shows up next time.
Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 04:21:14 EDT
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Comment 4 Peter Dawes 2008-06-19 14:52:26 EDT
I'm seeing this issue too.  Looking at setroubleshootd.log, there are AVC
denials such as the following:

2008-06-19 14:25:20,065 [program.ERROR] setroubleshoot generated AVC, exiting to
avoid recursion, context=unconfined_u:system_r:setroubleshootd_t:s0, AVC
2008-06-19 14:25:20,066 [program.ERROR] audit event
host=xxx.yyy.zzz type=AVC msg=audit(1213899919.994:1201): avc:  denied  { write
} for  pid=2440 comm="setroubleshootd" name="rpm" dev=dm-0 ino=997484
tcontext=system_u:object_r:rpm_var_lib_t:s0 tclass=dir

host=xxx.yyy.zzz type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1213899919.994:1201): arch=40000003
syscall=33 success=no exit=-13 a0=90edfe8 a1=2 a2=79eae4 a3=91015f8 items=0
ppid=1 pid=2440 auid=0 uid=0 gid=0 euid=0 suid=0 fsuid=0 egid=0 sgid=0 fsgid=0
tty=(none) ses=1 comm="setroubleshootd" exe="/usr/bin/python"
subj=unconfined_u:system_r:setroubleshootd_t:s0 key=(null)
Comment 5 Lev Shamardin 2009-01-12 01:54:52 EST
Same thing, with same messages in setroubleshootd.log.

I tried to add this to local policy:
allow setroubleshootd_t rpm_var_lib_t:dir write;
After this I observe this exception when I try to start setroubleshootd:

[root@abbot ~]# /etc/init.d/setroubleshoot start
Starting setroubleshootd:                                  [  OK  ]
[root@abbot ~]# error: db4 error(13) from dbenv->open: Permission denied
error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - Permission denied (13)
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm
Comment 6 Lev Shamardin 2009-01-12 03:28:34 EST
I've made rpm --rebuilddb and removed allow setroubleshootd_t rpm_var_lib_t:dir write; from local policy. Now setroubleshootd seems to work fine, at least it didn't crash for some time yet. Could you please check if this solves your problems? Don't forget to make a backup copy of /var/lib/rpm before running rpm --rebuilddb.
Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 19:54:27 EDT
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Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 12:38:59 EDT
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
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