Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 610461
update-mime-database: malloc(): memory corruption during DVD install
Last modified: 2017-08-08 09:56:15 EDT
Description of problem:
During DVD install of x86_64 Workstation variant with default package set Anaconda seems to hang at package 741 (somewhere in the middle). Swithcing to tty1 shows the error message:
*** glibc detected *** update-mime-database: malloc(): memory corruption: 0x00000000018ccd30 ***
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start DVD install on KVM domU with 1024M of memory with the Workstation variant
2. Use all default settings
3. Anaconda starts installing the default package set
Anaconda seems to hang. The above error is shown on tty1. Install can't continue.
I've tried this only once. Will try to reproduce. Haven't seen it on Server or WebServer variants. Will attach logs from anaconda.
free -m on tty2 after the failure shows:
Created attachment 428742 [details]
tarball of all logs from stage2 anaconda
anaconda logs attached, not sure if useful
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Perhaps this is a dup of bug 607650?
Sounds likely to me. I haven't seen memory corruption errors filed against update-mime-database anywhere else.
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This has not been reported again in 7 years, and there's no new information either. I'm guessing it was a problem with the VM system rather than shared-mime-info.