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Infinite loop after(or while) dist-upgrade


#1

I’ve tried to run apt-get dist-upgrade on Whonix-Gateway(Whonix-Workstation might also be affected as it froze once when I tried to dist-upgrade it but it may also be caused by the many windows I had open). The last time I called apt was for an upgrade(not dist-upgrade) and it succeeded.

It starts not to accept any keystrokes when installing the kernel if I remember correctly(it took some time when it reached that step so I went AFK). The output now looks like this:


As we can see, the information at the end is the same as the information at the beginning(this looks like it’s stuck in an infinite loop).


#2

The message actually doesn’t repeat itself forever. Now it looks like this:


I think I should wait.
According to virt-manager, the guest’s CPU is almost unused(at least when I’m looking).

EDIT: I noticed characters have been cut while taking the screeshot. It’s only one character each line that’s been cut, so it should still be readable.

EDIT2: I’m using the stable repository.


#3

Hi kranatafa

What hypervisor are you using? How much RAM do you have allocated to Whonix-Gateway/Workstation VMs?. If you had similar problems with Whonix-Workstation due to to many tabs open (not enough RAM) it may be a similar issue with both VMs

First try shutting down all unnecessary processes on your host and try updating Whonix-Gateway. (without Whonix-Workstation running)

If that does not work try increasing RAM in Whonix-Gateway using rads.

Then decreasing to RAM to minimum, 512 for a desktop environment, 256 for terminal-only


#4

–> KVM

//cc @HulaHoop


#5

The host has about 4 GB RAM, Whonix-Workstation has 1747 MB. I thought I had given Whonix-Gateway max RAM already(having a cli). It was at 120 MB something or 160 MB something. I can’t remember anymore. Whonix-Gateway seems to be working now after RAM was raised. According to the link you sent, 256 MB is the minimum. This may explain why the Gateway had problems.

I will try to see if I am able to allocate a good amount of RAM for the Workstation later(I currently do not have enough time to do it immediately.).


#6

My best advice to you is to rollback to a clean snapshot and try again. Make it a habit to take a snapshot before you even do first boot. Sometimes mysterious bugs that crop up can be made to disappear that way.