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[Bug 1020327] [Build 20170116] openQA test fails in consoletest_finish
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  • Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2017 09:14:28 +0000
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--- Comment #30 from Franck Bui <fbui@xxxxxxxx> ---
(In reply to Fabian Vogt from comment #29)
So, I'm back after some further analysis on this.

Thanks a lot for investigating deeper in this.

The second one is 0001-let-it-become-a-real-daemon.patch which totally
breaks console locking. With broken console locking you cannot guarantee for
anything anymore and systemd-vconsole-setup breaks the console that plymouth
uses, which ultimately led to the crash in plymouth's terminal keyboard

Is the crash in plymouth's driver fixable ?

With the broken patch removed, will systemd-vconsole-setup fail when opening
the vtconsole if it has been locked by plymouth ?

The patch is AFAICS wrong as the reason it got introduced was a
misconfiguration of systemd services (bsc#892526). Removal of this patch
means however that systemd-vconsole-setup cannot configure the console while
plymouth is running (which it never did with RemainAfterExit=true before
v232) so we likely need the Wants= and After= for
systemd-vconsole-setup.service in plymouth-start.service to not bring back
console font/keymap issues.

Well I don't see any need to keep systemd-vconsole-setup.service but the
vtconsole stuff is an obscure area to me so I may miss some useful use cases.

If we agree on the fact that this service is unneeded I can open an issue
upstream and ask to remove the service completely. If upstream doesn't agree
then we could at least ask for the correctness of setting RemainAfterExists=no.

Franck's idea of removing the Wants= from plymouth-start.service worked
because systemd-vconsole-setup.service didn't get pulled in from anything
else and so never ran at all. However, issue #1 prevented it from working
altogether in openQA.

Yeah I realized that this morning.

Now with 0001-let-it-become-a-real-daemon.patch removed, everything will
work just fine *if* we make sure that plymouth gets stopped when needed
(e.g. by YaST firstboot, X and other display servers).

Result of this is in
Please review and test!

I will give it a test.

Thanks !

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