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Description of problem:
Any actions (install,query, upgrade) related to rpm/up2date will become stalled.
rpm -qa, rpm -ivh package, rpm -Uvh package
They used to work VERY slowly...and now not at all
strace -p pid of all stalled/slow rpm commands show them in the following state:
strace -p 26429
futex(0x4060074c, FUTEX_WAIT, 0, NULL
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
the rpm package that comes with RH9
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run rpm (any action, query, install, upgrade)
2. it will stall
3. strace -p
Actual Results: found rpm in futex(0xXXXXXX, FUTEX_WAIT, 0, NULL
Expected Results: the action requested to execute properly
Please help out with this, not being able to up2date or use rpm to upgrade
updated packages that were downloaded ain't fun.
rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__db*
to remove stale locks.
Does that fix?
Missed SIGPIPE is usual cause of stale locks.
That's fixed in rpm-4.2-1 (for Red Hat 9) and
rpm-4.1.1 (for Red Hat 8.0) packages at
ah, yes that helped. up2date is now underway. thnx.