Bug 456763 - grubby hangs - continuously reading /sys/block/sda/slaves
grubby hangs - continuously reading /sys/block/sda/slaves
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mkinitrd (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-07-26 13:30 EDT by Ian Pilcher
Modified: 2009-01-09 01:41 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 01:41:34 EST
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strace of grubby hang (33.85 KB, application/x-gzip)
2008-07-26 13:30 EDT, Ian Pilcher
no flags Details
grub.conf before installing kernel- (1.13 KB, text/plain)
2008-07-26 13:32 EDT, Ian Pilcher
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Description Ian Pilcher 2008-07-26 13:30:03 EDT
Description of problem:
grubby hangs when installing a new kernel package.  strace indicates that it
is repeatedly opening /sys/block/sda/slaves

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Install new kernel package (usually via yum update).
2.  grubby hangs.
Actual results:
grubby hangs

Expected results:
grubby should update /boot/grub/grub.conf and exit.

Additional info:

[root@home ~]# mount
/dev/md1 on / type ext3 (rw)
proc on /proc type proc (rw)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
/dev/md0 on /boot type ext3 (rw)
/dev/sde1 on /boot/grub type vfat (rw,dmask=0022,fmask=0133)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
/dev/md10 on /pub type ext3 (rw,noexec,nodev)
none on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw)
sunrpc on /var/lib/nfs/rpc_pipefs type rpc_pipefs (rw)
fusectl on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)

[root@home ~]# cat /etc/fstab
/dev/md1        /               ext3    defaults                1 1
/dev/md0        /boot           ext3    defaults                1 2
/dev/sde1       /boot/grub      vfat    dmask=0022,fmask=0133   1 2
tmpfs           /dev/shm        tmpfs   defaults                0 0
devpts          /dev/pts        devpts  gid=5,mode=620          0 0
sysfs           /sys            sysfs   defaults                0 0
proc            /proc           proc    defaults                0 0
/dev/md2        swap            swap    defaults                0 0
/dev/md10       /pub            ext3    nodev,noexec            0 2
Comment 1 Ian Pilcher 2008-07-26 13:30:03 EDT
Created attachment 312708 [details]
strace of grubby hang
Comment 2 Ian Pilcher 2008-07-26 13:32:25 EDT
Created attachment 312709 [details]
grub.conf before installing kernel-
Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 06:02:53 EST
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Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 01:41:34 EST
Fedora 8 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-01-07. Fedora 8 is 
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