[Bug 624877] Re: INFO: task dpkg:23317 blocked for more than 120 seconds.

Alex Bennee bugzilla at bennee.com
Thu Sep 13 10:52:56 UTC 2012

Surely the fix required is for the kernel? While dpkg might be good at
triggering the bug it may not be the only thing that can hang the kernel
requiring a hard reset.

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  INFO: task dpkg:23317 blocked for more than 120 seconds.

Status in The Linux Kernel:
Status in “dpkg” package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in “linux” package in Ubuntu:
Status in “dpkg” source package in Lucid:
Status in “dpkg” package in Debian:
  Fix Released

Bug description:


  [Test Case]

  [Regression Potential]

  [Original Report]
  I try´d today to update my system with "aptitude update && aptitude dist-upgrade -y"

  Every time its stick on

  Preparing to replace language-pack-en-base 1:10.04+20100422 (using .../language-pack-en-base_1%3a10.04+20100714_all.deb) ...
  Unpacking replacement language-pack-en-base ...

  when I try to kill the task with "kill -9 9440" I have still no

          │               │                              └─{aptitude}(9408)
          │               └─bash(22500)───pstree(9460)

  only when I kill 9408 I can interupt the command.

  My dmesg ist full of curious messages (see file I attach)

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
  Package: linux-image-generic
  Regression: Yes
  Reproducible: Yes
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-24.39-generic
  Uname: Linux 2.6.32-24-generic x86_64
  AlsaDevices: Error: command ['ls', '-l', '/dev/snd/'] failed with exit code 2: ls: cannot access /dev/snd/: No such file or directory
  AplayDevices: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
  Architecture: amd64
  ArecordDevices: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
  Date: Thu Aug 26 20:54:17 2010
  MachineType: MSI MS-7522

  ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-24-generic root=UUID=a2eace54-399d-4efe-bbf2-c76c44d2b6ea ro iommu=soft vga=0x317 nomce quiet splash
  SourcePackage: linux
  dmi.bios.date: 01/07/2010
  dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
  dmi.bios.version: V8.8
  dmi.board.asset.tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
  dmi.board.name: MSI X58 Pro-E (MS-7522)
  dmi.board.vendor: MSI
  dmi.board.version: 3.0
  dmi.chassis.asset.tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
  dmi.chassis.type: 3
  dmi.chassis.vendor: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO.,LTD
  dmi.chassis.version: 3.0
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvrV8.8:bd01/07/2010:svnMSI:pnMS-7522:pvr3.0:rvnMSI:rnMSIX58Pro-E(MS-7522):rvr3.0:cvnMICRO-STARINTERNATIONALCO.,LTD:ct3:cvr3.0:
  dmi.product.name: MS-7522
  dmi.product.version: 3.0
  dmi.sys.vendor: MSI

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