Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 483692
Last modified: 2009-02-11 15:54:41 EST
While working on the new pyparted, the system kept entering an infinite loop or crash of some sort. Tracked it down to pc98_probe() in libparted/labels/pc98.c
The block the appears to be running in an infinite loop is:
/* check consistency */
empty = 1;
for (p = part_table.partitions;
p < part_table.partitions + MAX_PART_COUNT;
if (p->mid == 0 && p->sid == 0)
empty = 0;
if (!check_partition_consistency (dev, p))
For now I am just using a locally built libparted with --disable-pc98 so that I can keep going working on pyparted and syntax changes to anaconda.
I've tested with upstream parted and can't see the issue. My test consisted of getting the dev `dev = parted.getDevice("DEVICE")` and getting the disk `disk = parted.Disk(dev)` With each (dev and disk) I pocked around and nothing failed. Do you have a python script that shows the failure? Additionally, its not out of the realm of possibility that the partition lay out might have something to do with this. Can you also post what your partition looks like so I can make the test more accurate. I think whatever `parted -l` spits out will be enough.
We are no longer seeing this in testing pyparted. Perhaps it was never really a bug to begin with?