Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 799326
remove old kernels after new ones have started succesfully
Last modified: 2014-01-21 18:21:22 EST
Description of problem:
Currently on my Fedora 16 systems, when kernel updates are installed – which has been happening quite often because Fedora updates it so frequently – the old kernels remain on the system and are not removed. As a consequence disk space is wasted and the grub menu gets quite crowded. So I propose that once a new kernel has been started successfully the old kernel will be removed automatically.
Just to clarify: The default is to keep three kernels, older ones are removed automatically. Do you have more than 3 kernels installed at a time?
As Frank said, this should already be happening unless you've modified something locally.
Either way, this isn't a kernel bug. It should be reported against yum most likely.
No, I never had more than three kernels installed at the same time and never modified anything. I wasn't aware it worked like that, thank you for explaining. Closing my bug.