Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 50900
cron.daily hangs system during updatedb
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:35:28 EDT
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Description of problem:
Very quiet system, running 10 to 20 days hangs at 4:02am with disk light
on. Responds to pings, but cannot log in. Console unresponsive. Reboot
and examine, and not much to see. Logging stops at 4:02 am lastcomm shows
last completed commands are makewhatis.cron, awk, then renice. I believe
that updatedb runs next.
This is a stock RH 7.1 system w/original kernel. It happens every 15 days
or so, on one box, and a second box just did it this morning. I only have
2 boxes running 7.1. Both very quiet, one is running secondary dns for a
couple of very quiet domains, and the other is doing nothing but spinning
the disks. Hardware is cheap clone mobo with ide drives. Hardware was
running flawlessly under 6.2 prior to reformat and install of 7.1.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install 7.1 (vanilla)
2.Leave it run a few weeks
I am not 100 percent sure this is a prob with updatedb, but it does leave
the disk activity light in the ON state, so it seems likely some disk
activity was occuring. Both boxes hung at 4:02 am, during cron.daily.
Total of 4 (3+1) instances thus far.
I cannot reproduce this produce with your "steps to reproduce". Can you provide