Bug 1033632 - supermin-helper cannot guess module path from SUPERMIN_KERNEL=vmlinuz alone
Summary: supermin-helper cannot guess module path from SUPERMIN_KERNEL=vmlinuz alone
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Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Virtualization Tools
Classification: Community
Component: supermin
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Richard W.M. Jones
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: TRACKER-bugs-affecting-libguestfs 1033508
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Reported: 2013-11-22 14:24 UTC by Richard W.M. Jones
Modified: 2016-06-15 12:58 UTC (History)
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Description Richard W.M. Jones 2013-11-22 14:24:50 UTC
Description of problem:

For x86 (doesn't work on ARM) it should be possible to guess the
module path from just a "naked" vmlinuz file.  This is because
the vmlinuz file contains its own version number.

supermin-helper already contains code to look for this version
number, but it doesn't work if you set only SUPERMIN_KERNEL
environment variable:

  select kernel /dev/.initramfs/live/vmlinuz0
  supermin-helper: cannot guess module path.

There is a possibly superfluous test in helper/kernel.c:
create_kernel_from_env which stops this from working.  It
should be possible to fix this fairly easily.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

febootstrap in RHEL 6.4
also likely affects supermin upstream

Additional information:
https://github.com/libguestfs/supermin/blob/master/helper/kernel.c

Comment 1 Jaroslav Reznik 2015-03-03 15:13:28 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 22 development cycle.
Changing version to '22'.

More information and reason for this action is here:
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_Program_Management/HouseKeeping/Fedora22


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