Bug 799326 - remove old kernels after new ones have started succesfully
remove old kernels after new ones have started succesfully
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Seth Vidal
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-03-02 08:56 EST by Alexander van Loon
Modified: 2014-01-21 18:21 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-03-02 13:49:41 EST
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Description Alexander van Loon 2012-03-02 08:56:06 EST
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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.
Comment 1 Volker Sobek 2012-03-02 09:36:30 EST
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?
Comment 2 Josh Boyer 2012-03-02 11:54:44 EST
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.
Comment 3 Alexander van Loon 2012-03-02 13:49:41 EST
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.

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