Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 442432
No feedback when sending profile fails from firstboot
Last modified: 2009-06-22 14:48:22 EDT
When the firstboot module fails to send the profile (which is 100% of the time
on a new installation, because NetworkManager doesn't start up before
firstboot), we get zero feedback. Firstboot just goes away without registering
the machine, and without reporting the failure.
Actually not 100% of the time as not everyone uses NetworkManager.
Also, by saying "yes register" a monthly checkin is enabled. Which means that
if we don't get them the first round we do get them the second round.
At one point in time Smolt was setup to re-try a certain number of times if it
failed to send. I'll have to check and see how this behavior is but the way it
was designed to work with firstboot is:
try to send:
if fail wait 5 minutes, try again
repeat 10-15 times (something like that)
We've made a lot of changes to the client in this round so I'll have to see what
the deal is. Obviously if someone enables it in firstboot and it fails, then
reboots before it gets sent we won't know about that until after that users
monthly check in. I'll leave this open until I can verify the behavior of smolt
is still what it used to be.
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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Closing bug, this is the intended behaviour and it seems to be working properly.