|Summary:||kernel-smp-* installation stalls if there is ls240 media in the ls240 drive|
|Product:||Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1||Reporter:||Larry Troan <ltroan>|
|Component:||kernel||Assignee:||Jason Baron <jbaron>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:||Mike McLean <mikem>|
|Version:||2.1||CC:||ichute, knoel, lwoodman, tao|
|Whiteboard:||INTEL MUSTFIX FOR UPDATE1 -- no blocker bug !|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2003-11-07 16:34:17 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description Larry Troan 2003-01-31 16:20:48 UTC
We observed that "rpm -i kernel-smp-*.rpm" stalls for a long time if there is LS240( or normal floppy)media in the LS240 drive(not ejected). Our findings: - mount a ls120/240 media; 4 partitions (hdb1,hdb2,hdb3 and hdb4) are entered in to /proc/partitions - umount the media but do not eject the media; /proc/partitions entries are not removed (problem?) - run "echo "showlabels" | /sbin/nash --force --quiet" (which is executed as a part of new-kernel-pkg) - This will stall the rpm installation. To customer/user, this looks like the rpm installation is hanging. The workaround is to eject the media or wait for a long time. /sbin/nash goes through all the hdb partitions in the /proc/partitions even though the media is no longer mounted and it tooks long time to complete. This time is shorter for normal floppies. As a result of having hdb partitions in /proc/partitions even though the media is unmounted, reading ext2_superblock in get_label_uuid(mount_by_label.c) functions blocks. The same problem occurs if you are installing the OS when there is a media in the drive. ---------- Action by: leventakyil Issue Registered ---------- Action by: leventakyil Status set to: Waiting on Tech ---------- Action by: leventakyil The issue described above is seen on on Tiger4. But reproduced it on RH8.0, also. ---------- Action by: ltroan Do we have LS240 hardware and media to reproduce this error? If not, can we get some? How is this hardware attached to a box (USB, 1394, PCMCIA, IDE, SCSI, ...)? ltroan assigned to issue for Intel. Category set to: Hardware Status set to: Waiting on Client THIS IS ISSUE TRACKER 14700 TAKEN OUT BY INTEL AS A SEVERITY 2.
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2003-01-31 17:42:41 UTC
This is most likely a grubby issue. It should filter out drives with removable media like the installer does when autopartitioning.
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2003-01-31 20:45:22 UTC
No, kernel problem. The partitions don't disappear from /proc/partitions when the media is ejected.
Comment 3 Larry Troan 2003-02-18 03:54:00 UTC
Comment 4 Larry Troan 2003-05-19 15:01:23 UTC
PER EMAIL FORM JBARON ON 3/24/03.... On Mon, 24 Mar 2003, Larry Troan wrote: > Jason, > > Any status on this? I assume this would be an anaconda respin and > therefore targeted for taroon (RJEL 3). > > Please let me know so I can update Intel on this. You can put it in > Bugzilla if you wish or sent me an email. hmmm...not really sure if this is a kernel bug or not...i don't think we fix this in the 2.1 codebase, and i'd guess it will simply disappear in in AS3.0, if its not an issue for later kernels... -Jason
Comment 5 Jason Baron 2003-11-07 16:34:17 UTC
I'm changing this to resolved in current release...as there is a workaround and i suspect this issue is resolved.