Bug 1299019 - /bin/kernel-install incorrectly copies files
/bin/kernel-install incorrectly copies files
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: systemd (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2016-01-15 12:28 EST by Dennis Gilmore
Modified: 2017-08-08 08:39 EDT (History)
13 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: systemd-228-10.gite35a787.fc24
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Last Closed: 2017-08-08 08:39:50 EDT
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Output from dnf reinstall (3.37 KB, text/plain)
2016-09-18 07:50 EDT, Joonas Sarajärvi
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Description Dennis Gilmore 2016-01-15 12:28:05 EST
Description of problem:

if [[ -x /sbin/new-kernel-pkg ]]; then
    if [[ "${KERNEL_DIR}" != "/boot" ]]; then
        for i in \
            "$KERNEL_IMAGE" \
            "$KERNEL_DIR"/System.map \
            "$KERNEL_DIR"/config \
            "$KERNEL_DIR"/zImage.stub \
            "$KERNEL_DIR"/dtb \
            ; do
            [[ -e "$i" ]] || continue
            cp -a "$i" "/boot/${i##*/}-${KERNEL_VERSION}"
            command -v restorecon &>/dev/null && \
                restorecon "/boot/${i##*/}-${KERNEL_VERSION}"

when installing or removing a kernel the files are copied. 
"$KERNEL_DIR"/dtb however is a directory. On removal the dtb/ directory is copied into /boot/dtb-<kernelversion>/ resulting in /boot/dtb-<kernelversion>/dtb/ being left with all the dtb files inside of it. 

the copy should only be done on a install and not on a remove. if doing the copy for all actions is really wanted it needs to be more careful about what it is copying where.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1.install and remove a new kernel

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Comment 1 Michal Schmidt 2016-01-15 12:30:59 EST
(In reply to Dennis Gilmore from comment #0)
> the copy should only be done on a install and not on a remove.

I agree.
Also I think we should make sure "kernel-install add ..." is idempotent and does not result in /boot/dtb-<kernelversion>/dtb/ being created either.
Comment 3 Harald Hoyer 2016-02-11 05:00:42 EST
Comment 4 Dennis Gilmore 2016-02-16 14:07:27 EST
The fix broke installing altogether

the dtb files are not coppied at all and the fdtdir is coppied without being updated so grubby is not being told correctly what to do.
Comment 5 Jan Kurik 2016-02-24 09:17:27 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 24 development cycle.
Changing version to '24'.

More information and reason for this action is here:
Comment 6 Patrick Uiterwijk 2016-03-23 18:09:30 EDT
This bug is fixed in systemd-229-9.fc25
Comment 7 Joonas Sarajärvi 2016-09-18 07:50 EDT
Created attachment 1202183 [details]
Output from dnf reinstall

systemd-222-16.fc23.armv7hl seems to ship a partial fix to this bug. The fix has been reverted for other branches but not for F23. For F25 it has been also later been reapplied with some changes.

Current F23 state seems broken to me.

I tried cherry-picking commits 70cb855cd7c7c60b641da60a9db8d41e6f33ec66 and 253663e57d2458ac9e988bb59b304ab05c860538 from the f25 branch. These bring the F23 version of kernel-install-grubby.patch into sync with what is shipped in F25. With these changes, kernel installation works as I would expect and I get dtb files for the latest kernel placed under /boot.
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