FS#11197 - power failure during kernel update process can lead to unbootable machine

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Bogdan Szczurek (thebodzio) - Tuesday, 12 August 2008, 11:19 GMT
Last edited by Greg (dolby) - Tuesday, 12 August 2008, 11:52 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category System
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version None
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


I'm using kernel26 line. Recently during update process my machine went out. Unfortunately it was right after new kernel was installed but before initial ramdisks had a chance to generate. This left me with unbootable machine. Of course repair isn't a rocket science ;) but it is a bit inconvenient.

I want to respectfully ask Arch Community if current kernel upgrade manner should be changed to avoid such annoyances in the future. I think that we should take steps to make kernel update process an atomic operation thus closing the aforementioned gap.
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Closed by  Greg (dolby)
Tuesday, 12 August 2008, 11:52 GMT
Reason for closing:  Won't implement
Additional comments about closing:  see  FS#11169