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Bug 227874 - No device/cpu data on some machines
Summary: No device/cpu data on some machines
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: smolt
Version: 6
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mike McGrath
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-02-08 18:22 UTC by David Rees
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version: 0.9.2
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-03-03 17:38:12 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
machine1.txt (deleted)
2007-02-08 18:22 UTC, David Rees
no flags Details
machine2.txt (deleted)
2007-02-08 18:23 UTC, David Rees
no flags Details
machine3.txt (deleted)
2007-02-08 18:24 UTC, David Rees
no flags Details

Description David Rees 2007-02-08 18:22:29 UTC
Description of problem:
smolt does not report any device data for some machines. Some errors are
generated (which vary slightly on the affected machines).

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

How reproducible:
Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run smoltSendProfile
Actual results:
I have 3 machines that differ slightly in output. I'll attach the output from
each (after removing the UUID). But the common errors generated by each is below:

Error reading hardware information: dbus_bindings.DBusException
Error reading DMI information: dbus_bindings.DBusException

Expected results:
Expect to see a device list and proper CPU information.

Comment 1 David Rees 2007-02-08 18:22:30 UTC
Created attachment 147686 [details]

Comment 2 David Rees 2007-02-08 18:23:25 UTC
Created attachment 147687 [details]

Comment 3 David Rees 2007-02-08 18:24:08 UTC
Created attachment 147688 [details]

Comment 4 Mike McGrath 2007-02-08 19:07:59 UTC
I'm currently in the process of re-writing the dbus bindings for smolt, would
you be willing to be a test subject when the time comes?

Comment 5 David Rees 2007-02-08 19:10:24 UTC
Yep, I can help with any testing you need.

Comment 6 David Rees 2007-02-14 20:12:31 UTC
I see that smolt-0.8-1.fc6 was released. On one system I got the following stack
trace because messagebus wasn't running:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/smoltSendProfile", line 60, in ?
    profile = smolt.Hardware()
  File "/usr/share/smolt/client/", line 158, in __init__
    systemBus = dbus.SystemBus()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/dbus/", line 260, in __new__
    return Bus.__new__(cls, Bus.TYPE_SYSTEM, use_default_mainloop, private)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/dbus/", line 99, in __new__
    bus._connection = dbus_bindings.bus_get(bus_type, private)
  File "dbus_bindings.pyx", line 1692, in dbus_bindings.bus_get
dbus_bindings.DBusException: Failed to connect to socket
/var/run/dbus/system_bus_socket: No such file or directory

After I started up messagebus, I got this stack trace:

Introspect error: The name org.freedesktop.Hal was not provided by any .service
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/smoltSendProfile", line 60, in ?
    profile = smolt.Hardware()
  File "/usr/share/smolt/client/", line 160, in __init__
    all_dev_lst = mgr.GetAllDevices()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/dbus/", line 25, in __call__
    ret = self._proxy_method (*args, **keywords)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/dbus/", line 102, in __call__
    reply_message = self._connection.send_with_reply_and_block(message, timeout)
  File "dbus_bindings.pyx", line 455, in
dbus_bindings.DBusException: The name org.freedesktop.Hal was not provided by
any .service files

Comment 7 Mike McGrath 2007-02-14 20:38:38 UTC
Is hal running?

/etc/init.d/haldaemon status

I need to add a more graceful error.

Comment 8 David Rees 2007-02-14 21:07:37 UTC
Much better.

I agree, printing a better error message for when messagebus and haldaemon
aren't running would be a perfect way to fix this issue.

Comment 9 Jared Smith 2007-03-03 17:13:18 UTC
I'm seeing something similar, but slightly different.  I get the following error:

Send this information to the Smolt server? (y/n) y
Transmitting ...
Server Message: "Critical: Device Read Failed -
4388|0|None|None|ieee1394|Unknown|None|Unknown (0x001124)"

Comment 10 Mike McGrath 2007-03-03 17:38:12 UTC
Should be fixed now.

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