Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 62216
kernel-bigmem not selected for upgrade from 7.2's kernel-enterprise
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:41:23 EDT
Description of Problem:
On a large (8Gb) machine running 7.2 with kernel-enterprise and kernel-smp
kernels involved, a Skipjack upgrade selects only kernel-smp as the upgrade
kernel. In fact, kernel-bigmem should be the kernel used for the upgrade, as
that supercedes the old kernel-enterprise package and is required for >4Gb
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Install media from skipjack public beta 1.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install 7.2 with kernel-enterprise on a large memory machine
2. upgrade to Skipjack
kernel-smp is selected by the installer for the upgrade.
kernel-bigmem should be selected by the installer for the upgrade.
That's because kernel-bigmem didn't obsolete/provide kernel-enterprise so there
was no way for anaconda to know the two were related. Current CVS kernel has
kernel-bigmem obsoleting kernel-enterprise which will fix this.
Indeed, fix confirmed with 2.4.18-0.13.