sosreport seems to hang, often after calling usb or udev plugin

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Issue

  • sosreport hangs for a randomly long time
  • running it with verbose logging, latest executed commands are often from udev or usb plugin
  • disabling those plugins does not help

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Certification Program
    • secret-sos package installed

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