Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 131224
kernel caching the non-existence of nfs file
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:48 EST
Description of problem:
To save bandwidth I usually don't mirror a complete tree
but exclude packages that I don't think I'll need. However
sometimes dependencies change and new packages or subpackages
are added, and then anaconda may complain that a certain
required package is missing. However while adding the missing
package and clicking the dialog used to work, this currently
doesn't seem to be the case.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
almost every time
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Remove some required package from tree on nfs mount
2. Start up nfs install.
3. Wait for missing package dialog to appear.
4. Restore missing package.
5. Click on dialog.
Dialog reappears although missing package is there.
Missing package seen and installed.
Not quite sure when this started happening since it is a while
since I did a fresh nfs install.
This is the kernel caching the non-existence of the file, not me
Is this still happpening with later releases?
Currently anaconda is using yum for network installs and backtraces
when a package is missing: so it is harder to test this now.
(I filed bug 172182 in connection with that.)
So can I call this bug a duplicate of bug 172182?
Not really - that is purely an anaconda bug.
Reassigning per Comment #5
Erm, bug 172182 is an anaconda bug and this is certainly a kernel nfs bug
afaiu, so should it really be re-assigned back to anaconda?
This should be fixed based on some other things that I've tested recently (it is
the kernel side bug, though)