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Bug 231144 - pygrub can leave stale vmlinuz and initrd data around on error
Summary: pygrub can leave stale vmlinuz and initrd data around on error
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: xen
Version: 5.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
: ---
Assignee: Markus Armbruster
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 2007-03-06 14:51 UTC by Chris Lalancette
Modified: 2018-10-19 22:50 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: RHBA-2008-0305
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-05-21 15:19:33 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Proposed fix derived from xen-unstable cset 12494 (deleted)
2007-10-29 17:52 UTC, Markus Armbruster
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System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2008:0305 normal SHIPPED_LIVE xen bug fix and enhancement update 2008-05-20 18:04:30 UTC

Description Chris Lalancette 2007-03-06 14:51:25 UTC
Description of problem:
If xen encounters an error after extracting the kernel and initrd from the /boot
partition, it leaves the vmlinuz.xxxx and initrd.xxxx around in the /var/lib/xen
directory.  As a simple example, attempting to boot a paravirt Xen guest with a
bare-metal kernel will reproduce this behavior.  pygrub (and/or xm) should
really clean up after itself on error, so as not to fill up the /var/lib/xen
directory with useless vmlinuz and initrd files.

Comment 4 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-10-16 04:03:44 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.  Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products.  This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update

Comment 7 Markus Armbruster 2007-10-29 17:52:37 UTC
Created attachment 242191 [details]
Proposed fix derived from xen-unstable cset 12494

Comment 9 Daniel Berrange 2008-01-03 21:11:55 UTC
Fix built for QA

$ brew latest-pkg dist-5E-qu-candidate xen
Build                                     Tag                   Built by
----------------------------------------  --------------------  ----------------
xen-3.0.3-43.el5                          dist-5E-qu-candidate  berrange

* Thu Jan  3 2008 Daniel P. Berrange <> - 3.0.3-43.el5
- Cleanup kernel/initrd after pygrub errors (rhbz #231144)

Comment 12 errata-xmlrpc 2008-05-21 15:19:33 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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