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Bug 131224 - kernel caching the non-existence of nfs file
kernel caching the non-existence of nfs file
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2004-08-30 02:08 EDT by Jens Petersen
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-01-05 21:39:48 EST
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Description Jens Petersen 2004-08-30 02:08:27 EDT
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.

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How reproducible:
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.
Actual results:
Dialog reappears although missing package is there.

Expected results:
Missing package seen and installed.

Additional info:
Not quite sure when this started happening since it is a while
since I did a fresh nfs install.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-08-30 11:34:47 EDT
This is the kernel caching the non-existence of the file, not me
Comment 2 Steve Dickson 2005-10-31 16:18:57 EST
Is this still happpening with later releases?
Comment 3 Jens Petersen 2005-11-01 02:10:11 EST
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.)
Comment 4 Steve Dickson 2005-11-01 06:20:17 EST
So can I call this bug a duplicate of bug 172182?
Comment 5 Jens Petersen 2005-11-04 01:25:32 EST
Not really - that is purely an anaconda bug.
Comment 6 Steve Dickson 2006-01-03 14:25:57 EST
 Reassigning per Comment #5
Comment 7 Jens Petersen 2006-01-04 05:10:49 EST
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?
Comment 8 Jeremy Katz 2006-01-05 21:39:48 EST
This should be fixed based on some other things that I've tested recently (it is
the kernel side bug, though)

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