Bug 807991 - Unexpected package definition: -readahead
Summary: Unexpected package definition: -readahead
Alias: None
Product: Beaker
Classification: Community
Component: lab controller
Version: 0.8
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
urgent vote
Target Milestone: 0.12
Assignee: Qixiang Wan
QA Contact: Dan Callaghan
Whiteboard: Kickstart
Keywords: Reopened
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-03-29 09:59 UTC by Marian Ganisin
Modified: 2013-04-11 04:55 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2013-04-11 04:55:47 UTC

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Description Marian Ganisin 2012-03-29 09:59:40 UTC
Description of problem:

I scheduled a job for recent RHEL 6 and I have found following snippet in kickstart:

%packages --ignoremissing 
# readahead conflicts with auditd, see bug 561486 for detailed explanation.

Bug 561486 seems to be solved for some time and this line isn't necessary anymore. Please remove.

Comment 1 Marian Csontos 2012-04-26 07:24:04 UTC
See the release notes of the bug 561486 - it is solved exactly by disabling readahead.

Comment 2 Marian Ganisin 2012-04-26 07:32:30 UTC
We have to test installation of custom package sets, therefore we need full control over packages section. I have no problem with such hacks in common beaker tasks.

However if there is custom kickstart with %packages section defined it has to stay unaltered, otherwise we can't use beaker for this kind of testing.

Comment 3 Marian Ganisin 2012-04-26 07:35:27 UTC
Additionally there doesn't seem to be any reason to modify RHEL5 kickstart based on RHEL6 bug as it happened here for example:


Comment 4 Nick Coghlan 2012-10-17 04:32:10 UTC
Bulk reassignment of issues as Bill has moved to another team.

Comment 5 Dan Callaghan 2012-10-25 03:46:12 UTC
We could change our workaround to be to just turn off readhead, as described in bug 561486, instead of removing it. And I agree the workaround should only apply in RHEL6.

Comment 6 Qixiang Wan 2013-02-21 05:43:14 UTC
on gerrit: http://gerrit.beaker-project.org/#/c/1744/

Comment 8 Dan Callaghan 2013-04-02 00:50:57 UTC
Verified that -readahead is absent from %packages, and that the sysconfig snippet appears only on RHEL6, and that nothing bad seems to have happened.

Comment 9 Dan Callaghan 2013-04-11 04:55:47 UTC
Beaker 0.12 has been released.

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