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Bug#560348: xen: racy temporary files for kernel and initrd

Ian Campbell <ijc@hellion.org.uk> writes:

> On Fri, 2009-12-11 at 11:30 +0100, Ferenc Wagner wrote:
>> The guest is the Debian Installer daily image, you surely know it much
>> better than I do. :)  The host is a Lenny system with the Etch kernel:
> I think the issue is with the host's Xen utilities rather than the
> Debian Installer image which makes it tricky to fix in Lenny.

Isn't xm-debian.cfg part of the Debian Installer?  I feel like it
wanders into undefined territory by using temporary files with
uncontrolled life cycles.  But I accept that the Lenny tools probably
just don't provide the necessary facilities.

> I believe it works with the Xen utilities in Squeeze.

Good to hear.

> For Lenny you could workaround by downloading the kernel and ramdisk
> locally and use the install-kernel= and install-ramdisk= options to
> xm-debian.cfg, or if you have a local mirror you could just use
> install-installer=.

Yes.  At least this is "documented" now. :)

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