Bug 647293 - parted crash (causing preupgrade to fail too)
parted crash (causing preupgrade to fail too)
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: parted (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Brian Lane
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-10-27 15:56 EDT by Federico Pedemonte
Modified: 2011-06-14 19:31 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2011-06-14 19:31:57 EDT
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Screenshot.jpg (2.42 MB, image/jpeg)
2010-10-27 15:59 EDT, James Laska
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output of the command 'fdisk -l' (1.45 KB, text/plain)
2010-10-27 16:18 EDT, Federico Pedemonte
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Description Federico Pedemonte 2010-10-27 15:56:46 EDT
Description of problem:

preupgrade -l ends with an abort

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


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. preupgrade -l
Actual results:

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]
Comment 1 James Laska 2010-10-27 15:59:31 EDT
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.
Comment 2 James Laska 2010-10-27 16:13:01 EDT
I'm not sure if bcl will find it useful, but can you attach 'fdisk -l' output from this system as well?
Comment 3 Federico Pedemonte 2010-10-27 16:18:00 EDT
Created attachment 456071 [details]
output of the command 'fdisk -l'
Comment 4 Brian Lane 2010-10-27 16:59:28 EDT
Federico, was this traceback before the reboot into the installer or after, like jlaska's is?
Comment 5 Federico Pedemonte 2010-10-27 17:10:17 EDT
Brian, this is after I tried the installer, but issued in a "normal boot"
Comment 6 Brian Lane 2010-10-27 17:31:21 EDT
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.
Comment 7 Federico Pedemonte 2010-10-29 01:01:11 EDT
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!
Comment 8 Brian Lane 2010-10-29 12:19:25 EDT
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.
Comment 9 Federico Pedemonte 2010-10-29 12:47:59 EDT
Brian, unfortunately what I posted is all I get from parted: any Assertion line in there.
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