Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 163589
Last modified: 2010-10-21 23:10:01 EDT
# rpm -qf /etc/readahead.files
# rpm -qf /usr/lib/libz.so.188.8.131.52
# grep libz /etc/readahead.files
Arjan mentions that listing a symlink would be fine. Should this be done as part
of the releng tests?
Should note this also applies to /etc/readahead.early.files
This is going to be perpetually out of date for one reason or another.
The thing is it needs updating every single time we push an errata, not just
when we do another U release.
And just adding every possible combination would grow the filelist so large that
we'd waste quite a bit of time opening files that don't exist.
Add to this the fun combination that some users mix-n-match bits from different
U releases, and the whole situation is pretty awful.
For RHEL5 there's some discussion about making this list dynamically generated
using the audit mechanism.
Dave, we don't change minor versions of the libraries in updates, only micro
versions. Having a symlink listed in the readahead.files will do the right thing
and read ahead the file pointed to by the symlink, so saying that every U would
need an upgrade is false.
ah, I'd misinterpreted this report, and thought that we had
/usr/lib/libz.so.184.108.40.206 in the GA release. I see now that wasn't the case.
yes, changing this to a symlink makes sense.
fixed in cvs
Fix confirmed with kernel-utils-2.4-13.1.80. /etc/readahead.early.files now has
the "/usr/lib/libz.so.1" symlink listed instead of an explicit pointed to the
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.
$ rpm -qf /etc/readahead.files
$ grep libz /etc/readahead.*
Still broken for the /etc/readahead.files file
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