Insights-client kills rpm/yum processes leaving stale lock files in the rpm database

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

  • Recurring rpm database corruption
  • Stale lock files are being left behind in /var/lib/rpm
  • Insight Automatic Scheduler
  • rpm commands are failing with messages similar to:
# rpm -qa
error: rpmdb: BDB0113 Thread/process 5691/140201285396544 failed: BDB1507 Thread died in Berkeley DB library
error: db5 error(-30973) from dbenv->failchk: BDB0087 DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal error, run database recovery
error: cannot open Packages index using db5 -  (-30973)
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm
error: rpmdb: BDB0113 Thread/process 5691/140201285396544 failed: BDB1507 Thread died in Berkeley DB library
error: db5 error(-30973) from dbenv->failchk: BDB0087 DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal error, run database recovery
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

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