Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 596993
Anaconda causes OOM during upgrade
Last modified: 2014-09-30 19:39:07 EDT
Description of problem:
In trying to upgrade from F12 to F13 via preupgrade, the install kept dying after downloading install.img. One of the attempts, I switched to VT4 to watch the message logs and saw that the OOM killer was trashing anaconda, and a few other things along the way. Since this was a VM (VirtualBox 3.2.0), I changed the allocated memory from 256 MB to 384 MB and this time anaconda was able to get far enough to tell me that there wasn't enough memory for the graphical installer, so the text installer would be used instead.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Happened every time I tried to upgrade with 256 MB allocated to the VM.
Steps to Reproduce:
OOM killer gets triggered while anaconda does initial setup after install.img is downloaded.
Low memory conditions are detected and text installer is used.
thanks for the report. the fix won't make f13 so I'm moving it to rawhide.
did you say 'downloading install.img'? Does it mean you used http or ftp method for the install?
I used preupgrade to prep the upgrade, but there wasn't enough space in /boot for everything that preupgrade needed to stash there. So, when I rebooted to perform the upgrade, it downloaded install.img.
Fixed in anaconda-14.7 by commit 9735b2bd5c98dbe310ed666c1194a25f3d825b7f.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 14 development cycle.
Changing version to '14'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Does not appear to be fixed in 14.22. Fails on a text-mode install with 384 MB. See release notes documentation bug 691238 that I've filed. Is this supposed to work in a 384 MB system or not?
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