Bug 52159 - Incorrect free space check during kernel build
Summary: Incorrect free space check during kernel build
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 1.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dave Jones
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-08-21 08:08 UTC by vvs
Modified: 2015-01-04 22:01 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-10-26 03:47:52 UTC

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Description vvs 2001-08-21 08:08:56 UTC
Description of Problem:

Disk space check in spec's "spaceof" scriptlet reports incorrect amount of
free disk space if /var/tmp or /usr/src/redhat/BUILD is a loopback
filesystem. It reports free space of host partition which contained
filesystem file image instead.

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


How Reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. create ext2 filesystem in one big enough file, so that there would
remain less than 200MB of free space in it's host filesystem
2. loopback mount it either at /var/tmp or /usr/src/redhat/BUILD
3. rpmbuild --rebuild kernel-2.4.7-2.src.rpm

Actual Results:

Report that there are not enough free disk space, while actually there are
plenty of it

Expected Results:

Build should either report error if this configuration is not supported or
check for free space inside the loopback filesystem, not in it's host

Additional Information:
It is very useful to temporary get more free disk space for rpm builds,
than to actually reserve this space during installation. I have FAT32
filesystem with big amount of free space and would like to use it sometimes
for Linux

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