[RHEL 5.4] "service yum-updatesd status" shows "yum-updatesd dead but subsys locked"

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Issue

  • yum-updatesd seems to be terminated after about two hours.
  • "service yum-updatesd status" shows "yum-updatesd dead but subsys locked"

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Update 4
  • yum-updatesd-0.9-2.el5
  • yum-3.2.22-20.el5
  • x86

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