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Re: anaconda crash, obviously invalid disk config

On Jun 27, 2013, at 10:43 AM, Adam Williamson <awilliam redhat com> wrote:

> On Thu, 2013-06-27 at 10:28 -0600, Chris Murphy wrote:
>> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=969684
>> This bug is sortof a mess in terms of comments because the crash can
>> be triggered with multiple boot loader install failure causes. But the
>> consistently triggerable ones are LDM partition scheme (which grub2
>> doesn't support at all apparently) and a disk without an MBR gap.
>> So technically it's a release blocking bug because it's an obviously
>> invalid layout, and anaconda crashes. But at the same time: a.) both
>> are rare cases, with LDM being more common; b.) we're an inch from
>> release so a fix would add more risk than benefit; c.) no prior
>> anaconda could make such a system bootable, although F17's anaconda
>> doesn't crash. The crash itself is a regression.
> Thanks. I think the best way to avoid needless criterion ju-jitsu with
> this one is just not to propose it. ;) I agree with your assessment.

Yeah that's why I didn't propose. It's really an edge case. Although that bug ID is getting hit by other libreport caught crashes that are neither LDM or MBR gap induced, so it's acting like a catch all right now.

Chris Murphy

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