Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 440292
Hard Drives do not display in hwbrowser
Last modified: 2014-03-16 23:13:29 EDT
Description of problem:
Selecting hard drives only leads to blank display areas.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. select hardware from menu
2. select Hard Drives from hwbrowser left panel
blank right panels in hwbrowser
graphical and fdisk like representation of all hard drivers on system in right
working in Fedora 8
I've dug a bit around and found that there are changes in /sys which make kudzu
not identify the device name are likely to be the culprit. I'm changing the
component to kudzu.
Up to Fedora 8 (kernel 18.104.22.168-64.fc8 FWIW), SCSI block devices have symlinks
like /sys/bus/scsi/devices/0:0:0:0/block:sda which get used by
__getSysfsDevice() to identify the device file (e.g. /dev/sda).
Rawhide/F9 kernels (2.6.25-0.234.rc9.git1.fc9.x86_64 over here) don't have these
symlinks, these kernels do have /sys/bus/scsi/devices/0:0:0:0/block/sda which
could be used to identify the name though -- i.e. __getSysfsDevice() won't find
the related device file name without changes in kudzu.
This is why kudzu is deprecated and should not be used any more...