Bug 1659178 - RFE: check space in /var/tmp before generating initramfs
Summary: RFE: check space in /var/tmp before generating initramfs
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dracut
Version: rawhide
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: dracut-maint-list
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2018-12-13 18:30 UTC by sixpack13
Modified: 2019-11-27 21:49 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2019-11-27 20:22:04 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description sixpack13 2018-12-13 18:30:41 UTC
Description of problem:

I'm used to do this in my /etc/fstab (for ssd's => wearlevel)

tmpfs   /var/tmp   tmpfs    defaults,nosuid,nodev,noexec,mode=1777,size=2%  0 0

Doing so one an box with only 2 GB RAM causes errors during kernel install, e.g. initramfs creation caused by unsufficient disk space.  

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. put the above entry for /var/tmp in fstab 
2. remount /var/tmp
3. install kernels on a box with 2 GB RAM only [*].

Actual results:

during kernel update via dnf update/install kernel errors during initramfs creation and box doesn't boot with this kernel !

Expected results:
dracut should check needed space before generating initramfs ! and NOT running into errors during kernel installs or an unbootable box regarding this new installed kernel [**]  

Additional info:

box, which I remote administer, was bought years ago with 2 modules a 2 GB. 
One module has somehow disappeared ! 

I'm not sure if the user will be aware of this errors using packagekit (gnome-software)  - I don't use it - .

Comment 1 Ben Cotton 2019-10-31 20:19:01 UTC
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Comment 2 Ben Cotton 2019-11-27 20:22:04 UTC
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