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Bug 79272

Summary: rpmq loops forever in "select(0, NULL, NULL, NULL, {1, 0}) = 0 (Timeout)"
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Toni Willberg <toniw>
Component: rpmAssignee: Jeff Johnson <jbj>
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Description Toni Willberg 2002-12-09 13:27:58 UTC
Description of problem:
rpmq process jams and never exists without kill -9.


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
 rpm 4.1

How reproducible:
 Always

Steps to Reproduce:
 rpm -qa

	

Actual Results:  [root@toniw rpm]# rpm -qa
 (never exiting)

Expected Results:  List of packages, fe.


Additional info:

Run with strace rpm -qa and you'll see this:

<clipped...>
open("/var/lib/rpm/__db.003", O_RDWR|O_LARGEFILE) = 3
fcntl64(3, F_SETFD, FD_CLOEXEC)         = 0
mmap2(NULL, 360448, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_SHARED, 3, 0) = 0x4052b000
close(3)                                = 0
open("/var/lib/rpm/Packages", O_RDONLY|O_LARGEFILE) = 3
fcntl64(3, F_SETFD, FD_CLOEXEC)         = 0
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=16822272, ...}) = 0
_llseek(3, 0, [0], SEEK_SET)            = 0
read(3, "\0\0\0\0\1\0\0\0\0\0\0\0a\25\6\0\7\0\0\0\0\20\0\0\0\10"..., 256) = 256
close(3)                                = 0
open("/var/lib/rpm/Packages", O_RDONLY|O_LARGEFILE) = 3
fcntl64(3, F_SETFD, FD_CLOEXEC)         = 0
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=16822272, ...}) = 0
brk(0x805d000)                          = 0x805d000
select(0, NULL, NULL, NULL, {0, 1000})  = 0 (Timeout)
select(0, NULL, NULL, NULL, {0, 2000})  = 0 (Timeout)
select(0, NULL, NULL, NULL, {0, 4000})  = 0 (Timeout)
select(0, NULL, NULL, NULL, {0, 8000})  = 0 (Timeout)
select(0, NULL, NULL, NULL, {0, 16000}) = 0 (Timeout)
select(0, NULL, NULL, NULL, {0, 32000}) = 0 (Timeout)
select(0, NULL, NULL, NULL, {0, 64000}) = 0 (Timeout)
select(0, NULL, NULL, NULL, {0, 128000}) = 0 (Timeout)
select(0, NULL, NULL, NULL, {0, 256000}) = 0 (Timeout)
select(0, NULL, NULL, NULL, {0, 512000}) = 0 (Timeout)
select(0, NULL, NULL, NULL, {1, 0})     = 0 (Timeout)
select(0, NULL, NULL, NULL, {1, 0})     = 0 (Timeout)
<killall -9 rpmq>

Lsof shows no process owning the file before running rpm.

I installed RH8 from official ISO images.

How to resolve the situation now? :)

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2002-12-10 12:11:30 UTC
You have stale locks left over from previous
invocation. Fix by doing
	rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__db*

Comment 2 Toni Willberg 2002-12-10 12:15:05 UTC
Correct resolution would program some sanity checks to rpmq/rpmd that would
check for lockfiles and give errors/warnings, wouldn't it? :)