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|Summary:||remove old kernels after new ones have started succesfully|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Alexander van Loon <a.vanloon>|
|Component:||yum||Assignee:||Seth Vidal <skvidal>|
|Status:||CLOSED WORKSFORME||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Version:||rawhide||CC:||ffesti, gansalmon, itamar, james.antill, jonathan, kernel-maint, madhu.chinakonda, maxamillion, pmatilai, reklov, tla, zpavlas|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2012-03-02 13:49:41 EST||Type:||---|
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Description Alexander van Loon 2012-03-02 08:56:06 EST
Description of problem: Currently on my Fedora 16 systems, when kernel updates are installed – which has been happening quite often because Fedora updates it so frequently – the old kernels remain on the system and are not removed. As a consequence disk space is wasted and the grub menu gets quite crowded. So I propose that once a new kernel has been started successfully the old kernel will be removed automatically.
Comment 1 Volker Sobek 2012-03-02 09:36:30 EST
Just to clarify: The default is to keep three kernels, older ones are removed automatically. Do you have more than 3 kernels installed at a time?
Comment 2 Josh Boyer 2012-03-02 11:54:44 EST
As Frank said, this should already be happening unless you've modified something locally. Either way, this isn't a kernel bug. It should be reported against yum most likely.
Comment 3 Alexander van Loon 2012-03-02 13:49:41 EST
No, I never had more than three kernels installed at the same time and never modified anything. I wasn't aware it worked like that, thank you for explaining. Closing my bug.