Bug 811733 - abrt: Do not move kernel vmcore out of /var/crash/
abrt: Do not move kernel vmcore out of /var/crash/
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: abrt (Show other bugs)
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Blocks: ABRTF18 844679 847227
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Reported: 2012-04-11 16:24 EDT by Vivek Goyal
Modified: 2012-08-29 20:59 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-08-29 20:59:05 EDT
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Description Vivek Goyal 2012-04-11 16:24:06 EDT
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Currently abrt-vmcore service is enabled by default and it moves vmcore out of /var/crash into /var/spool/abrt. This is wrong for multiple reasons and needs fixing.

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Comment 1 Jiri Moskovcak 2012-08-09 18:13:03 EDT
We could use hardlinks instead of copying it (which would also be a faster solution, but won't work cross different fs). Can you please give me some examples of what it breaks? (just for a sake of having a specific use case)
Comment 2 WANG Chao 2012-08-09 22:31:01 EDT
Lots of customers would like to search /var/crash for their vmcores, and obviously abrt-vmcore breaks the law that kdump setup, which makes confusion.
They also filed bugs on this issue, bug 844679.

And perhaps, use a softlink instead?
Comment 3 Denys Vlasenko 2012-08-13 06:52:24 EDT
Fixed in git:

commit 6e47395215c2c2a39d031281fa81649ee4d45491
Author: Denys Vlasenko <vda.linux@googlemail.com>
Date:   Mon Aug 13 12:47:15 2012 +0200

    abrt-harvest-vmcore: add CopyVMcore config option to copy vmcores
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2012-08-22 15:29:27 EDT
abrt-2.0.12-1.fc17, libreport-2.0.13-1.fc17, btparser-0.18-2.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2012-08-23 19:30:15 EDT
Package abrt-2.0.12-1.fc17, libreport-2.0.13-1.fc17, btparser-0.18-2.fc17:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 17 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing abrt-2.0.12-1.fc17 libreport-2.0.13-1.fc17 btparser-0.18-2.fc17'
as soon as you are able to.
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Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2012-08-29 20:59:05 EDT
abrt-2.0.12-1.fc17, libreport-2.0.13-2.fc17, btparser-0.18-2.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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