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Bug 452877 - rhn_check has traceback when disk is full
Summary: rhn_check has traceback when disk is full
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: up2date
Version: 4.6
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Sayli Karmarkar
QA Contact: Jeff Browning
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-06-25 15:33 UTC by Petr Sklenar
Modified: 2015-03-23 01:09 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2009-05-18 20:14:09 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

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Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2009:0972 normal SHIPPED_LIVE up2date bug fix update 2009-05-18 13:42:03 UTC

Description Petr Sklenar 2008-06-25 15:33:38 UTC
Description of problem:
rhn_check has traceback when disk is full

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
# rpm -q up2date
# uname -a
Linux 2.6.9-67.ELsmp #1 SMP Wed Nov 7 13:58:04
EST 2007 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. disk has very very low space, for ex none ...
test it with = "dd if=/dev/zero of=/huge"
2. RHN | schedule some package to install
3. your machine: rhn_check
Actual results:
sometimes traceback, 
sometimes strange end of installing process with "echo $?=0"

[root@proliant04 8295]# rhn_check 

Name                                    Version        Rel     
amanda                                  2.4.4p3        1                 i386  

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/sbin/rhn_check", line 345, in ?
  File "/usr/sbin/rhn_check", line 218, in handle_action
    (status, message, data) = run_action(method, params)
  File "/usr/sbin/rhn_check", line 174, in run_action
    (status, message, data) = do_call(method, params)   
  File "/usr/sbin/rhn_check", line 91, in do_call
    retval = apply(method, params)
  File "/usr/share/rhn/actions/", line 353, in update
    ret = _catchErrors(batchRun, "packages.update", (0, pkgList))
  File "/usr/share/rhn/actions/", line 329, in _catchErrors
    data['space_available'] = e.freeDiskSpace
AttributeError: OutOfSpaceError instance has no attribute 'freeDiskSpace'

Expected results:
There should be same message like up2date <package> has: 
#up2date amanda
There was an error installing the packages. The message was:
The total size of the selected packages (84 kB) exceeds your free disk space (0 kB).

Additional info:

Comment 4 Jeff Browning 2009-04-03 19:02:17 UTC
[root@fjs-0-01 /]# rhn_check 
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/sbin/rhn_check", line 341, in ?
  File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/", line 144, in updateLoginInfo
    log.log_me("updating login info")
  File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/", line 30, in log_me
  File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/", line 55, in write_log
IOError: [Errno 28] No space left on device

Verified. As per Sayli, this is the intended result of the fix.

Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2009-05-18 20:14:09 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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