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Bug 442432 - No feedback when sending profile fails from firstboot
Summary: No feedback when sending profile fails from firstboot
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: smolt
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mike McGrath
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-04-14 19:05 UTC by David Woodhouse
Modified: 2009-06-22 18:48 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-06-22 18:48:22 UTC

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Description David Woodhouse 2008-04-14 19:05:11 UTC
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.

Comment 1 Mike McGrath 2008-04-15 01:09:15 UTC
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.

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 09:26:12 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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Comment 5 Mike McGrath 2009-06-22 18:48:22 UTC
Closing bug, this is the intended behaviour and it seems to be working properly.

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