Bug#819869: nvidia-legacy-check: lock during install

Luca Boccassi luca.boccassi at gmail.com
Sat Sep 10 18:13:24 UTC 2016

On Sat, 2016-09-10 at 19:21 +0200, Andreas Beckmann wrote:
> On 2016-08-25 16:34, Luca Boccassi wrote:
> > On Thu, 2016-08-25 at 22:31 +0800, 殷啟聰 wrote:
> >> This is not the problem of debconf. After dpkg started unpacking the
> >> package it froze, and some mimutes later the terminal gave "NMI watch
> >> dog soft lockup" errors.
> >>
> >> I added "acpi=off" to GRUB boot options and I succeeded in installing
> >> this package.
> >>
> >> Before turning off ACPI, runing "lspci" always stopped forever, and I
> >> noticed the preinstall scripts has "lspci" usage, so maybe that was
> >> the problem.
> We should document this somewhere (and maybe even print it to the
> console from the respective maintainer script).
> Or can we try to kill lspci after a timeout?
> Is the hanging lspci process killable?
> Andreas

Unfortunately I have not been able to reproduce the issue, so I do not
know if we can kill it.

Perhaps documenting it is a good idea for now, until a better solution
can be found.

Kind regards,
Luca Boccassi
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