rpmdb and /var filesystem corruption in F7+

Eric Sandeen sandeen at redhat.com
Thu Sep 27 15:05:19 UTC 2007

Orion Poplawski wrote:
> I have a lot of problems with rpmdb corruption occurring during
> (network) installs since around February 2007, and with yum updates 
> afterwards.  I've reported the problem here 
> <https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=230362>.
> The problem seems to have gotten worse with the latest rawhide releases
> - I think about one of every five attempts to perform an install 
> succeeds.  I'm still somewhat baffled that I appear to be the only 
> person to be reporting these problems considering how reproducible they 
> are for me with all kinds of hardware.
> I keep a separate /var partition, and recently one of our F7 systems' 
> /var filesystem got corrupted 
> <https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=305301>.  Perhaps the 
> problems are related.
> Anyways, I'm concerned because this is causing me a lot of grief.  I'm 
> just amazed that this doesn't seem to be happening to anyone else.  Is 
> that true?

I added a note to the bug; can you provide me with an image of the
corrupted filesystem, please?



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