Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

Last modified 20 months ago

#10617 closed defect (fixed)

Drop /var/cache/yum tmpfs

Reported by: martin.langhoff Owned by: cjb
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: distro Version: not specified
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Deployments affected: Action Needed: no action
Verified: no


The /var/cache/yum tmpfs has several problems:

  • Too small, often yum runs out of space on XO-1
  • Puts the OS under severe memory pressure, which remains until reboot. This makes XO-1 units completely unusable under Sugar after a yum run.
  • Forces a large download every time.

Yum invokations are not so frequent, so wearout should not be a concern. To address disk space usage it might be better to delete old/stale yum cache data on a cronjob.

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by martin.langhoff

  • Component changed from not assigned to distro
  • Milestone changed from Not Triaged to 11.2.0-M3
  • Owner set to cjb

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by dsd

  • Action Needed changed from never set to add to build

committed as olpc-os-builder 1600c668a6e

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by dsd

  • Action Needed changed from add to build to test in build

test in 11.2.0-8

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by greenfeld

  • Action Needed changed from test in build to no action
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

Verified in 11.2.0 os11 that /var/cache/yum is included in fstab as a tmpfs filesystem but rather is part of the same filesystem as the root directory on both XO-1 and XO-1.5

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by greenfeld

Rather I verified that it was not included.

comment:6 Changed 20 months ago by Quozl

  • Milestone 11.2.0-M3 deleted

Milestone 11.2.0-M3 deleted

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