Bug 1305889 - kernel update doesn't update tboot entries in grub2 config file [NEEDINFO]
kernel update doesn't update tboot entries in grub2 config file
Status: NEW
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: grubby (Show other bugs)
7.2
x86_64 Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
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Blocks: 1203710 1420851 1245518
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Reported: 2016-02-09 09:06 EST by Martin Wilck
Modified: 2017-08-29 17:02 EDT (History)
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Description Martin Wilck 2016-02-09 09:06:46 EST
Description of problem:
If tboot is installed and active, and the kernel package is updated with "yum update kernel", the tboot entry in /boot/grub2/grub.cfg or /boot/efi/EFI/redhat/grub.cfg still refer to the old kernel package

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
grubby-8.28-17.el7.x86_64

How reproducible:
always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. configure RHEL 7.2 for booting with tboot
2. update the kernel package

Actual results:
The "boot" boot entry is still the same as before, referencing the previous kernel. This will be so even if that kernel has been uninstalled.

Expected results:
tboot entries are added for the new kernel, or changed from the old one to the new one.

Additional info:
This is because the kernel %post script just calls grubby to an entry, and grubby doesn't support tboot.

WORKAROUND: manually run grub2-mkconfig as appropriate for the system (legacy or UEFI) after the kernel update.
Comment 2 Peter Jones 2016-03-01 15:59:48 EST
Please attach the config file as it appears and how it's supposed to appear.
Comment 4 Christian Horn 2017-08-06 20:51:45 EDT
Changing needinfo, as Martin is no longer at Fujitsu Technology Solutions.
Japanese divisions have taken over the bugzillas.
Comment 5 fj-lsoft-bm 2017-08-24 19:55:35 EDT
Sugimoto-san,

Can you reply to Comment2 ?

Regards,
Nagahama
Comment 6 Bill Gianopoulos 2017-08-29 17:02:46 EDT
Please see https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1486454#c3

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