Bug 14553 - Subtile bug causing stacktrace
Summary: Subtile bug causing stacktrace
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: Winston rc1
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-07-24 20:19 UTC by Hans de Goede
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
0 users

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2000-07-31 20:57:18 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
stacktrace (3.02 KB, text/plain)
2000-07-24 20:20 UTC, Hans de Goede
no flags Details

Description Hans de Goede 2000-07-24 20:19:37 UTC
-low memory machine (boot with linux mem=16M)
-select workstation
-manual partition
-yes enable swap
-hmm, disks are to small anyways I want a custom install
-select no on enable swap (see bug 14551) 
-note going forward now again, selecting yes again for enable swap
 (so swap would be enabled twice) works, and there is no message
 about formatting swap so I guess this stepped is skipped the second time,
 but then why still show the box?
-go back all the way to the install type selection screen
-select custom install
-use diskdruid
-select yes for enable swap, now really tries to enable it twice -> BOOM

Also see the soon to be attached stacktrace.

Comment 1 Hans de Goede 2000-07-24 20:20:03 UTC
Created attachment 1492 [details]

Comment 2 Glen Foster 2000-07-30 19:47:31 UTC
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Winston Release-Candidate #1

Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2000-07-31 20:57:16 UTC
This should work if you get your space setup properly before you get to the 'not
enough space screen'.

Trying to enable/disable swap many times is going to break.

Comment 4 Hans de Goede 2000-08-05 18:58:30 UTC

I don't see what is the problem, granted disabling swap on back is ugly, so keep
a few global vars (one per partition) if swap is on on that partition, maybe
this info is even somewhere in proc. If swap is in use and someone decides to
change the partition table the sync will fail, this should bring up a you need
to reboot screen, I guess this is already there, otherwise I forsee big problems
with hd installs.

Comment 5 Hans de Goede 2000-08-11 18:36:41 UTC
Please note that I did not go al the way up to the not enough free diskspace
message, immediatly after the swap is needed now screen I went back, since I
changed my mind and wanted a custom install so the problem track is:

-Standard workstation install
-low on memory need to enable swap now
-hmm I changed my mind go back and select custom
-low on memory message

So the problem is that the swap space status is remembered seperate for an
custom and a workstation install, going back and forward 100 times in just
install method works fine.

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