Bug 485034 - Plymouth hangs on shutdown
Plymouth hangs on shutdown
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: plymouth (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-02-11 04:43 EST by simd
Modified: 2009-12-18 02:53 EST (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 02:53:27 EST
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Various error logs for tracing (5.38 KB, application/zip)
2009-03-02 11:06 EST, simd
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Description simd 2009-02-11 04:43:15 EST
Description of problem:
Occasionally I am getting a kernel failure on bootup, which appears to be caused by some sort of problem with the firewire subsystem (kerneloops sent).

The system however boots. 

However a side effect is that the shutdown scripts hang - i.e. my system never shuts, except by manually pushing reset.

I have traced this to into /etc/rc.d/rc and the system appears to be hanging on the call hangs when the function 'update_bootstage' is called for subsystem S00killall, which appears to be calling 'plymouth --update "S00killall', which never exits.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 10 

How reproducible:
Only occurs when there has been a kernel failure on bootup - this isn't consistent happens maybe once per week (is probably hardware relate somehow).
Comment 1 Charlie Brej 2009-02-11 07:01:13 EST
Thanks for the report. 

Plymouthd should be dead by that point so connections to the server should fail and plymouth then quits. 

Next time you have that weird boot could you see if there is a process called "plymouthd" still running. 

Can you manually run (as root) '/usr/bin/plymouth --update="S00killall"' and see if that stalls. 

If not, could you change the line in /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions:update_boot_stage
/usr/bin/plymouth --update="$1"
strace /usr/bin/plymouth --update="$1"; echo Completed /usr/bin/plymouth --update="$1" 
and see if that exits and what it gets stuck on. You may need to "yum install strace" if you don't already have it.

Either plymouthd is still alive, accepting connections and stalling, something is keeping the socket alive.
Comment 2 simd 2009-03-02 11:06:38 EST
Created attachment 333755 [details]
Various error logs for tracing
Comment 3 simd 2009-03-02 11:09:53 EST
EVENTUALLY the kernel crash has repeated itself and I have managed to get the trace output requested. It's attached in the log. Also there is an extract from dmesg, showing the nature of the kernel crash.
Yes plymouth was still running after boot, and I tried running it as suggested:
strace /usr/bin/plymouth --update="S00killall". The result is in the log.

Hope that helps!
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