Bug#560348: xen: racy temporary files for kernel and initrd
On Mon, 2009-12-21 at 11:56 +0100, Ferenc Wagner wrote:
> Ian Campbell <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
Yes that is probably true. I tried to find a way to solve this issue
purely within the xm-debian.cfg file which worked with the Lenny tools
but I couldn't find one that didn't leak the downloaded file.
> But I accept that the Lenny tools probably
> just don't provide the necessary facilities.
> > 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. :)
It was always documented at the top of xm-debian.cfg.
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