Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 647293
parted crash (causing preupgrade to fail too)
Last modified: 2011-06-14 19:31:57 EDT
Description of problem:
preupgrade -l ends with an abort
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. preupgrade -l
Model: ATA SAMSUNG SV0602H (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 60.1GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
1 32.3kB 1546MB 1546MB primary linux-swap(v1)
2 1546MB 2180MB 633MB primary ext3 boot
3 2180MB 60.1GB 57.9GB primary ext4
Backtrace has 14 calls on stack:
14: /lib64/libparted-2.1.so.0(ped_assert+0x31) [0x35d2a11fb1]
13: /lib64/libparted-2.1.so.0(ped_geometry_read+0x80) [0x35d2a19980]
12: /lib64/libparted-2.1.so.0(hfsplus_probe+0x279) [0x35d2a30de9]
11: /lib64/libparted-2.1.so.0(ped_file_system_probe_specific+0x5c) [0x35d2a1357c]
10: /lib64/libparted-2.1.so.0(ped_file_system_probe+0xa5) [0x35d2a13b25]
9: /lib64/libparted-2.1.so.0() [0x35d2a454ab]
8: /lib64/libparted-2.1.so.0(ped_disk_new+0x75) [0x35d2a19115]
7: parted() [0x40692c]
6: parted() [0x4077cd]
5: parted() [0x409764]
4: parted() [0x40a95f]
3: parted(main+0x2c) [0x40aa6c]
2: /lib64/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xfd) [0x35d1a1ec5d]
1: parted() [0x404f49]
Created attachment 456068 [details]
A similar, but more detailed backtrace was found when the reporter attempted to preupgrade this system to F-14. See attached file for a screenshot.
I'm not sure if bcl will find it useful, but can you attach 'fdisk -l' output from this system as well?
Created attachment 456071 [details]
output of the command 'fdisk -l'
Federico, was this traceback before the reboot into the installer or after, like jlaska's is?
Brian, this is after I tried the installer, but issued in a "normal boot"
Did you mean parted -l not preupgrade -l?
Do you have HFS partitions in your system? What hardware is this?
Also, I think there should be an assert message along with the backtrace: Assertion (%s) at %s:%d in function %s() failed.
after further investigation, I found out that it was my 2nd hard drive causing the issue.
So i removed it and parted worked nicely (and, by the way, the upgrade to f14 via preupgrade worked as expected).
Reinserting the disk, parted -l aborts again.
The disk gives me warning about being going to fail, but it has worked for years without an issue of any kind! (so I'm keeping not-so-important data on it)
By the way, i don't have any HFS partition on my system!
Its possible that the failing disk is reporting something unexpected. So, there is no associated Assertion line? That would tell us what parted thinks is wrong, although from the stack trace I suspect it is geometry related.
Brian, unfortunately what I posted is all I get from parted: any Assertion line in there.
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