Steps to recreate the problem:
1) Start installation(ftp based) of Fedora 19 on an LPAR.
2) Select language and hit continue.
Installation fails with following anaconda exception :
anaconda 19.30-1 exception report
Traceback (most recent call first):
File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/threading.py", line 939, in join
raise RuntimeError("cannot join thread before it is started")
File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pyanaconda/threads.py", line 85, in wait
File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pyanaconda/ui/gui/spokes/storage.py", line 646, in _initialize
File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/threading.py", line 764, in run
File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pyanaconda/threads.py", line 168, in run
threading.Thread.run(self, *args, **kwargs)
RuntimeError: cannot join thread before it is started
Local variables in innermost frame:
self: <AnacondaThread(AnaCustomStorageInit, started daemon 4397718903056)>
Similar installation on a zVM works without any problems.
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The failure depends on number of CPUS. I had single CPU configured for the LPAR during installation. If i increase the number of CPUs, I am able to install without any problem.
Same problem can be recreated on a zVM guest as well if number of CPU is one.
I was able to reproduce in /zVM on a guest with one CPU, but it doesn't happen every time - about 10% of installations fails.
And now also reproduced on a z/VM guest with 2 CPUs.
This issue has also been reported against F19/x86_64, see bug 980978.
Martin's got a patch for this.
*** Bug 980978 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 1002542 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Add correct rawhide version.