Bug 70397 - grubby segfault when installing a new kernel
grubby segfault when installing a new kernel
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: mkinitrd (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Erik Troan
David Lawrence
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Blocks: 67217
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Reported: 2002-07-31 21:14 EDT by Fortepianissimo
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:45 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-08-01 13:41:10 EDT
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Description Fortepianissimo 2002-07-31 21:14:45 EDT
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Description of problem:
installing a new kernel resulted in an error message which indicated the demise
of grubby.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.rpm -Uvh kernel-<version>.<arch>.rpm

Actual Results:  the kernel installed fine, but /etc/grub.conf is not updated,
and an error message is shown:

/sbin/new-kernel-pkg: line 247: 30122 Segmentation fault      /sbin/grubby
--add-kernel=/boot/vmlinuz-$version $INITRD --copy-default --title "$title"
--args="root=$rootdevice" --remove-kernel="TITLE=$title"

Expected Results:  the kernel should be installed, and /etc/grub.conf should be

Additional info:
This is for mkinitrd-3.4.20-1.
Comment 1 Erik Troan 2002-07-31 21:35:37 EDT
Can you send the grub.conf you're using?
Comment 2 Fortepianissimo 2002-07-31 22:02:40 EDT
Here is my /etc/grub.conf:

--- cut here ---
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE:  You do not have a /boot partition.  This means that
#          all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /, eg.
#          root (hd0,0)
#          kernel /boot/vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda1
#          initrd /boot/initrd-version.img
password --md5 ...<snipped>
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.18-7.82)
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.18-7.82 ro root=LABEL=/ hdd=ide-scsi
        initrd /boot/initrd-2.4.18-7.82.img
title 2.4.19-rc4
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.19-rc4
--- cut here ---

This is to upgrade from .82 to .85 kernel.
Comment 3 Erik Troan 2002-08-01 13:41:06 EDT
I can't reproduce this, but someone else is seeing it so it's definitely for real.

Can you build a debug version of grubby and try to get a stack trace? The grub

    grubby --add-kernel=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.15 --copy-default --title title
            --args="root=LABEL=/" --remove-kernel="TITLE=$title"

should be enough to reproduce this w/o having to run rpm or new-kernel-pkg. If
this doesn't cause a segv, let me know. If it does, a stack trace would be very
Comment 4 Erik Troan 2002-08-07 17:52:04 EDT
Jeremey got this fixed -- I couldn't reproduce it because it was already taken
care of in CVS.

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