[CentOS] futex hang workaround by rebooting first (?)
Zube at CS.ColoState.EDU
Tue Sep 5 19:41:54 UTC 2006
The previously noted upgrade-to-4.4 recipe:
yum update yum sqlite python-sqlite ; yum update
worked more consistently than running "yum upgrade," but it too fell victim
to the futex hang.
In my limited testing, a reboot of the machine before starting the upgrade
gave me a 100% success rate.
Given two identical machines, one that had been used for a few days and
one that was freshly rebooted, the former would exhibit a futex hang,
while the latter updated just fine.
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