Bug 608519 - download from http url in installer does not retry hanging connections
Summary: download from http url in installer does not retry hanging connections
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: python-urlgrabber
Version: 13
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: James Antill
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2010-06-28 01:21 UTC by Andi Kleen
Modified: 2014-01-21 23:15 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2011-06-27 19:02:49 UTC

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Description Andi Kleen 2010-06-28 01:21:34 UTC
Description of problem:

I had two installations from the an internet download server failing in
a row now. In both cases for some external reason (e.g. router switching
IP address) an existing download from the http download server
would hang. And anaconda doesn't seem to have any timeouts, so it
never recovers from this. The installation could likely continue
fine if it just retries the download for that file after a reasonable
time out.

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

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. install from internet url
2. make http connection hang (e.g. firewall it) 
3. ... wait ...
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:

Comment 1 seth vidal 2010-06-28 13:05:42 UTC
Can you recreate this on an installed system? 

For example if you run:

urlgrabber -p http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/13/Fedora/i386/os/images/install.img

Can you make it happen? If so, please run:

urlgrabber -D http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/13/Fedora/i386/os/images/install.img

and report the output.


Comment 2 Andi Kleen 2010-06-28 14:31:10 UTC
I don't have access to the installed system right now, but one way
to reproduce it is to firewall the connection while it's active

look up localport of the connection with netstat -t

iptables -I INPUT -j DROP -p tcp --dport localport

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