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sys_select() issue? (Was:Re: Sysinst behavior change? (amd64) )

anita/py_expect still seems to be hanging or timing-out rather than detecting the system "halted by root" message, preventing any successful tests runs.

On Tue, 9 Aug 2011, Paul Goyette wrote:

Have you updated your host OS around the time when the problem
started?  I'm wondering if it might be suffering from kern/45187.

Hmmm, I don't know about kern/45187, but I _did_ update the host OS recently. I was previously running on 5.99.52, but recently updated to 5.99.55. The timing of the upgrade is consistent with the appearance of this problem.

So, "maybe"

Well, I just installed an up-to-the-minute kernel on one of my other machines and gave it a try. No change, it still hangs after the 'halt' command and waits for expect() to time-out. I have verified, and this kernel uses kern/sys_select.c rev 1.35

So either I'm having a different problem, or sys_select is still not quite completely fixed. :)

Just as an additional datapoint, there were multiple "stalls" reported during the installation of base and comp sets ...

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