[Yum] Yum service hangs

David L. Parsley parsley at linuxjedi.org
Wed Sep 1 15:22:29 UTC 2004

On Wed, 2004-09-01 at 11:15, seth vidal wrote:

> > Then, I delete /var/run/yum.pid and I can run yum manually.
> > 
> > Someone on another list said that it looks like it hangs while trying to 
> > read from the mirror.  Is it possible for a repo to hang a client by not 
> > replying?
> > 
> unless your repos are REAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLY slow, I've found that a hang
> in yum is most often caused by an rpmdb lockup.
> -sv
This issue was traced to a problem with ftp repos.  The hung yum process
has an open ftp control connection, with no packets queued for sending -
it just sits there keeping yum alive.  There's no time out in the ftp
code, and no timeout in yum waiting for the ftp.  My solution is to
release a new default yumconf in the next few weeks with all http repos,
because, I'm told, the http code gets 'more luvin'.


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