Bug 100925 - Should kudzu really run with a 30 second timeout if rhgb prevents user from providing feedback?
Summary: Should kudzu really run with a 30 second timeout if rhgb prevents user from p...
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Product: Red Hat Linux Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: kudzu (Show other bugs)
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Version: beta1
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: David Lawrence
: 101602 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: CambridgeBlocker
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Reported: 2003-07-27 06:44 UTC by George Karabin
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-10-08 17:31:23 UTC
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Description George Karabin 2003-07-27 06:44:36 UTC
While trying to debug Bug #58201 a little bit, I'm coming to this question:

Should /etc/rc.d/init.d/kudzu really run with the '-t 30' argument when rhgb is
part of the boot process? If I understand this proprerly, rhgb (appears to)
prevent a user from providing any feedback during boot.

Wouldn't the '-q' argument be more appropriate than the timeout, so that kudzu
can run and do something useful? I don't see anything in hwconf.c to make it
clear why kudzu wouldn't always timeout in this case.

Am I missing something here? I feel like I must, because if I were right, I
would expect a timeout to occur every time kudzu runs during the initscripts,
and then I'd expect to see a record of it via the "initlog" function call from
/etc/rc.d/init.d/kudzu, which I'm not. Still, better to ask than not, since
sometimes rhgb seems to sit a while without updating its progress bar. Things
were pretty snappy on my last reboot though - I wonder if this has something to
do with the push I gave kudzu when looking at Bug #58021?

Comment 1 George Karabin 2003-07-27 06:45:59 UTC
Oops - I meant Bug #58021...

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2003-07-28 01:14:49 UTC
Actually, the plan is to have GUI windows from kudzu pop up.

Comment 3 George Karabin 2003-07-28 06:54:35 UTC
Ah, cool. Is anything in CVS? I took a look at the pserver access on rhl and
didn't see anything obvious, at least not on the head branch.

Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2003-07-28 16:08:16 UTC
Nope, no code in CVS yet.

Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2003-08-04 18:52:38 UTC
*** Bug 101602 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 6 Jonathan Blandford 2003-10-08 17:31:23 UTC
It's there now.  I'm not really happy w/ the kudzu screen, but it'll do until we
rework kudzu.

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