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Re: FC7 still freezing during yum updates



On Sun, Sep 09, 2007 at 18:42:57 +0200,
  Michael Schwendt <mschwendt gmail com> wrote:
> 
> Yum cannot do that. Yum's Python code does not have the privileges to
> lock up the machine like that. The worst that can happen is that Yum
> stops working, waiting for RPM database locks to be unlocked. But that
> doesn't crash the rest of the system.

There do appear to be some kernel problems relating to I/O deadlocks that
can be triggered by yum. However in my case, reboots have always temporarily
fixed the problem.


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