udev crashes when deleting a partition in gparted in live session

Bug #1499171 reported by Lyn Perrine on 2015-09-24
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
systemd (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

To reproduce boot the lubuntu amd 64 beta 2 image and open gparted and delete an xfs partition from the live session on my ssd.

  Installed: 225-1ubuntu4
  Candidate: 225-1ubuntu4
  Version table:
 *** 225-1ubuntu4 0
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ wily/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
Description: Ubuntu Wily Werewolf (development branch)
Release: 15.10

I expected systemd not to crash when I deleted an xfs partition. Instead it crashed as soon as I clicked delete and apport showed up.

ProblemType: Crash
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.10
Package: udev 225-1ubuntu4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.2.0-11.13-generic 4.2.1
Uname: Linux 4.2.0-11-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.18.1-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
CasperVersion: 1.365
Date: Thu Sep 24 05:36:50 2015
ExecutablePath: /lib/systemd/systemd-udevd
LiveMediaBuild: Lubuntu 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" - Alpha amd64 (20150924)
MachineType: Hewlett-Packard HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC
ProcCmdline: /lib/systemd/systemd-udevd
 PATH=(custom, no user)
ProcKernelCmdLine: file=/cdrom/preseed/hostname.seed boot=casper initrd=/casper/initrd.lz quiet splash ---
Signal: 6
SourcePackage: systemd
UdevLog: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/log/udev'
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

dmi.bios.date: 08/31/2009
dmi.bios.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.bios.version: F.33
dmi.board.asset.tag: Base Board Asset Tag
dmi.board.name: 3627
dmi.board.vendor: Quanta
dmi.board.version: 18.42
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: Quanta
dmi.chassis.version: N/A
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnHewlett-Packard:bvrF.33:bd08/31/2009:svnHewlett-Packard:pnHPPaviliondv6NotebookPC:pvrRev1:rvnQuanta:rn3627:rvr18.42:cvnQuanta:ct10:cvrN/A:
dmi.product.name: HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC
dmi.product.version: Rev 1
dmi.sys.vendor: Hewlett-Packard

Lyn Perrine (walterorlin) wrote :

 __recvmsg_nocancel () at ../sysdeps/unix/syscall-template.S:81
 udev_monitor_receive_device (udev_monitor=0x55cb54430730) at ../src/libudev/libudev-monitor.c:608
 on_uevent.lto_priv.282 (s=<optimized out>, fd=<optimized out>, revents=<optimized out>, userdata=0x55cb543f2090) at ../src/udev/udevd.c:910
 on_inotify.lto_priv.281 (s=<optimized out>, fd=<optimized out>, revents=<optimized out>, userdata=<optimized out>) at ../src/udev/udevd.c:1146
 source_dispatch (s=s@entry=0x55cb5441f9c0) at ../src/libsystemd/sd-event/sd-event.c:2116

Changed in systemd (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
tags: removed: need-amd64-retrace

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

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tags: added: iso-testing
information type: Private → Public
tags: added: xenial
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in systemd (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
summary: - systemd crashes when delteing a partition in gparted in live session.
+ systemd crashes when deleting a partition in gparted in live session.
tags: added: rls-x-incoming
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

This just crashes an udev worker and thus is fairly harmless. Is that still an issue on current xenial?

summary: - systemd crashes when deleting a partition in gparted in live session.
+ udev crashes when deleting a partition in gparted in live session
Changed in systemd (Ubuntu):
importance: Medium → Low
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for systemd (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in systemd (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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