Bug #22318

Prefetch vmlinuz and initrd on sync

Added by Partha Aji over 4 years ago. Updated almost 4 years ago.

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KS repos are usually marked on demand. This means "images/pxeboot/vmlinuz" and "images/pxeboot/initrd" are likely to be broken symlinks that are lazily loaded and pulled in only when needed.

During provisioning Smart Proxy tries to fetch these files from the master server to copy em to the tftp server. The lazy loading factor may result in timeout issues for the smart proxy causing the action to fail.

We should "prefetch" these files during repo syncs on both the master and proxies to avoid potential timeout issues.

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Revision 23a9557a (diff)
Added by Partha Aji over 4 years ago

Fixes #22318 - Fetches pxe files on sync

This commit adds an extra step to the repository "sync" plan to directly
fetch initrd/vmlinuz in the case of a bootable distribution for an
OnDemand repo. This eager fetching is done to mitigate future timeout
issues when the smart proxy requests these 2 files on provisioning.


#1 Updated by The Foreman Bot over 4 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Ready For Testing
  • Pull request added

#2 Updated by Partha Aji over 4 years ago

  • Bugzilla link set to 1498924

#3 Updated by Brad Buckingham over 4 years ago

  • Target version changed from 242 to 245

#4 Updated by Partha Aji over 4 years ago

  • % Done changed from 0 to 100
  • Status changed from Ready For Testing to Closed

#5 Updated by Justin Sherrill over 4 years ago

  • Legacy Backlogs Release (now unused) set to 284

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