Description of problem:
After yum finished updating a number of packages on a system any attempt to 'reboot', 'halt', 'poweroff', or any other command of that sort end up with the following response:
Failed to open /dev/initctl: No such device or address
Failed to talk to init daemon.
/dev/initctl actually does exist, making this even more confusing, but checking processes reveals that systemd is gone. Moreover in log files it is possible to find something of that kind:
yum: Updated: ImageMagick-c++-devel-22.214.171.124-1.fc17.x86_64
systemd: Caught <ABRT>, dumped core as pid 2166.
systemd: Freezing execution.
yum: Updated: lvm2-2.02.88-1.fc17.x86_64
abrtd failed to catch that core. With systemd-debuginfo and dbus-debuginfo installed gdb shows that dbus libraries call
_dbus_warn_check_failed () with format=0x3c33a36010 "arguments to %s() were incorrect, assertion \"%s\" failed in file %s line %d.\nThis is normally a bug in some application using the D-Bus library.\n"
What values are supposed to be passed here to this format is for me unclear.
More of gdb output is attached. A core file is 5.6M in size (but xz reduces that to 198K and that can be available if requested).
Bombing out from init does not look like an acceptable action does not matter what other userspace is doing.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
This is the second incident of the same kind. Both were with
systemd-33-1.fc16. I do not know if this is significant but the previous instance of "systemd: Caught <ABRT>, dumped core ..." was followed immediately by "yum: Updated: lvm2-2.02.87-1.fc17.x86_64" so it was an lvm2 update as well.
Non-rebootable broken system.
Running init; bombing out from init does not look like an acceptable action does not matter what other userspace is doing.
This is the list of update which were running around time when this ABRT happened:
Aug 23 12:45:00 Updated: policycoreutils-2.1.4-1.fc17.x86_64
Aug 23 12:45:03 Updated: 6:kdelibs-common-4.7.0-4.fc17.x86_64
Aug 23 12:45:04 Updated: kde-settings-4.7-5.fc17.noarch
Aug 23 12:45:16 Updated: 6:kdelibs-4.7.0-4.fc17.x86_64
Aug 23 12:45:17 Updated: kdebase-runtime-flags-4.7.0-5.fc17.noarch
Aug 23 12:45:24 Updated: kdebase-runtime-4.7.0-5.fc17.x86_64
Aug 23 12:45:26 Updated: kdebase-runtime-libs-4.7.0-5.fc17.x86_64
Aug 23 12:45:26 Updated: ksysguardd-4.7.0-8.fc17.x86_64
Aug 23 12:45:28 Updated: kdebase-workspace-libs-4.7.0-8.fc17.x86_64
Aug 23 12:45:43 Updated: kdebase-workspace-4.7.0-8.fc17.x86_64
Aug 23 12:45:43 Updated: emacs-librep-0.92.1-1.fc17.x86_64
Aug 23 12:45:45 Updated: kbd-misc-1.15.3-1.fc17.noarch
Aug 23 12:45:46 Updated: kbd-1.15.3-1.fc17.x86_64
Aug 23 12:45:47 Updated: p11-kit-0.4-1.fc17.x86_64
Aug 23 12:45:49 Updated: p11-kit-devel-0.4-1.fc17.x86_64
Aug 23 12:45:51 Updated: pm-utils-1.4.1-12.fc17.x86_64
Aug 23 12:45:51 Updated: emacs-librep-el-0.92.1-1.fc17.x86_64
Aug 23 12:45:52 Updated: system-config-printer-1.3.6-1.fc17.x86_64
Aug 23 12:45:53 Updated: policycoreutils-python-2.1.4-1.fc17.x86_64
Aug 23 12:45:54 Updated: ImageMagick-c++-devel-126.96.36.199-1.fc17.x86_64
<ABRT here >
Aug 23 12:45:56 Updated: lvm2-2.02.88-1.fc17.x86_64
Aug 23 12:46:08 Updated: rhythmbox-2.90.1-13.git20110822.fc17.x86_64
and this is a similar list for the previous incident:
Aug 14 17:25:16 Updated: device-mapper-1.02.66-1.fc17.x86_64
Aug 14 17:25:18 Updated: device-mapper-libs-1.02.66-1.fc17.x86_64
Aug 14 17:25:20 Updated: 2:gimp-libs-2.6.11-21.fc17.x86_64
Aug 14 17:25:21 Updated: device-mapper-event-libs-1.02.66-1.fc17.x86_64
Aug 14 17:25:30 Updated: 2:gimp-2.6.11-21.fc17.x86_64
Aug 14 17:25:31 Updated: 12:dhcp-libs-4.2.2-2.fc17.x86_64
Aug 14 17:25:33 Updated: ufraw-common-0.18-3.fc17.x86_64
Aug 14 17:25:33 Updated: 12:dhcp-common-4.2.2-2.fc17.x86_64
Aug 14 17:25:37 Updated: device-mapper-event-1.02.66-1.fc17.x86_64
Aug 14 17:25:38 Updated: lvm2-libs-2.02.87-1.fc17.x86_64
Aug 14 17:25:38 Updated: 2:gimp-devel-tools-2.6.11-21.fc17.x86_64
Aug 14 17:25:42 Updated: 2:gimp-devel-2.6.11-21.fc17.x86_64
Aug 14 17:25:42 Updated: ksysguardd-4.7.0-5.fc17.x86_64
Aug 14 17:25:44 Updated: kdebase-workspace-libs-4.7.0-5.fc17.x86_64
Aug 14 17:25:55 Updated: kdebase-workspace-4.7.0-5.fc17.x86_64
<ABRT here >
Aug 14 17:25:57 Updated: lvm2-2.02.87-1.fc17.x86_64
Aug 14 17:25:59 Updated: 12:dhclient-4.2.2-2.fc17.x86_64
Created attachment 519523 [details]
some gdb information from a core file produced by systemd
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 732020 ***