Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 456763
grubby hangs - continuously reading /sys/block/sda/slaves
Last modified: 2009-01-09 01:41:34 EST
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):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install new kernel package (usually via yum update).
2. grubby hangs.
grubby should update /boot/grub/grub.conf and exit.
[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
Created attachment 312708 [details]
strace of grubby hang
Created attachment 312709 [details]
grub.conf before installing kernel-18.104.22.168-60.fc8
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