Hardware certification test command 'v7 plan' produces python traceback with UnicodeDecodeError message

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  • Running Hardware Certification test throws python traceback as below:

    Traceback (most recent call last): 
      File "/usr/bin/v7", line 49, in ? 
        success = v7.do(args) 
      File "/usr/share/v7/lib/v7/hardwaretest.py", line 165, in do 
        result = self.doPlan() 
      File "/usr/share/v7/lib/v7/hardwaretest.py", line 277, in doPlan 
        tests = self.planner.plan()  
      File "/usr/share/v7/lib/v7/planner.py", line 113, in plan 
        self.tests = self.__plan(self.devices) 
      File "/usr/share/v7/lib/v7/planner.py", line 96, in __plan 
        someTests = test.plan(self.devices) 
      File "/usr/share/v7/tests/storage/storage.py", line 56, in plan 
        if blockDeviceParent in deviceItem.getProperty("info.udi"): 
    UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xd2 in position 2: ordinal not in range(128) 
  • The traceback is observed while running 'v7 plan' command on 64-bit host system

  • No problem observed while running same command on Fully virtualized guest system


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5
  • v7-1.1-24.el5.noarch

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