[Pkg-cups-devel] Bug#461349: upgrade stalls w/100% CPU during "setting up cupsys"; 'index++' unkillable

A. Costa agcosta at gis.net
Thu Jan 17 22:56:40 UTC 2008

Package: cupsys
Version: 1.3.5-1
Severity: important

Today's upgrade maxes out the CPU.  According to 'htop'
this happens:
apt-get install cups-sys
  `- /usr/bin/dpkg --status-fd 23 --configure cupsys
     `- /usr/bin/perl -w /usr/share/debconf/frontend /var/lib/dpkg/info/cupsys.postinst configure 1.3.4-4
        `- /bin/sh /var/lib/dpkg/info/cupsys.postinst configure 1.3.4-4
           `- /usr/bin/perl /usr/sbin/install-docs -i /usr/share/doc-base/cupsys
              `- /usr/bin/ruby1.8 -w /usr/sbin/dhelp_parse -a /var/lib/doc-base/documents/cupsys
                 `- /usr/bin/index++ --config-file /usr/share/dhelp/swish++.conf --index-file /var/lib/dhelp/documents.index --incremental -

'index++' is hogging the CPU, I only noticed the bug after 30 minutes of
that.  I aborted 'apt-get' with 'Ctrl-C' but the last three programs
'perl>ruby>index++' were still running.  I was able to 'kill' both
'perl' and 'ruby' but not 'index++'.

Trying again results in more of the same, so now my system has several
unkillable instances of 'index++':

    % ps -A | grep index
     7078 ?        01:02:25 index++
     8602 ?        00:00:00 index++
     9467 ?        00:00:00 index++

    % ps -AF | grep index | grep -v grep
    root      7078     1 95  4243  1932   0 16:39 ?        01:04:00 /usr/bin/index++ --config-file /usr/share/dhelp/swish++.conf --index-file /var/lib/dhelp/documents.index --incremental -
    root      8602     1  0   951  1840   0 17:25 ?        00:00:00 /usr/bin/index++ --config-file /usr/share/dhelp/swish++.conf --index-file /var/lib/dhelp/documents.index --incremental -
    root      9467  9466  0   951  1840   0 17:32 ?        00:00:00 /usr/bin/index++ --config-file /usr/share/dhelp/swish++.conf --index-file /var/lib/dhelp/documents.index --incremental -

Hope this helps...

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.24-rc7-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968) (ignored: LC_ALL set to C)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages cupsys depends on:
ii  adduser            3.105                 add and remove users and groups
ii  cupsys-common      1.3.4-4               Common UNIX Printing System(tm) - 
ii  debconf [debconf-2 1.5.18                Debian configuration management sy
ii  ghostscript [gs-es 8.61.dfsg.1~svn8187-3 The GPL Ghostscript PostScript/PDF
ii  gs-esp             8.61.dfsg.1~svn8187-3 Transitional package
ii  libavahi-compat-li 0.6.22-1              Avahi Apple Bonjour compatibility 
ii  libc6              2.7-5                 GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcupsimage2      1.3.4-3               Common UNIX Printing System(tm) - 
ii  libcupsys2         1.3.4-3               Common UNIX Printing System(tm) - 
ii  libdbus-1-3        1.1.2-1               simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libgnutls13        2.0.4-1               the GNU TLS library - runtime libr
ii  libkrb53           1.6.dfsg.3~beta1-2    MIT Kerberos runtime libraries
ii  libldap2           2.1.30.dfsg-13.5      OpenLDAP libraries
ii  libpam0g             Pluggable Authentication Modules l
ii  libpaper1          1.1.23                library for handling paper charact
ii  libslp1            1.2.1-7               OpenSLP libraries
ii  lsb-base           3.1-24                Linux Standard Base 3.1 init scrip
ii  perl-modules       5.8.8-12              Core Perl modules
ii  procps             1:3.2.7-5             /proc file system utilities
ii  ssl-cert           1.0.14                Simple debconf wrapper for openssl
ii  xpdf-utils [popple 3.02-1.3              Portable Document Format (PDF) sui

Versions of packages cupsys recommends:
ii  avahi-utils           0.6.22-2           Avahi browsing, publishing and dis
ii  cupsys-client         1.3.5-1            Common UNIX Printing System(tm) - 
ii  foomatic-filters      3.0.2-20061031-1.2 linuxprinting.org printer support 
ii  smbclient             3.0.28-2           a LanManager-like simple client fo

-- debconf information:
* cupsys/backend: ipp, lpd, scsi, serial, socket, usb, snmp, dnssd
* cupsys/browse: true
* cupsys/raw-print: false
* cupsys/ports: 631

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