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0007228Rocky-Linux-9kernelpublic2024-06-19 06:16
ReporterTom Siewert Assigned ToLouis Abel  
Status closedResolutionfixed 
Platformaarch64OSRocky Linux 9OS Version9.4
Summary0007228: 64k-dbg kernel installed by default w/ minimal configuration on aarch64
DescriptionWe noticed that on Rocky 9.4 aarch64, the 64k kernel is being installed by default when using the netboot ISO/PXE. The DVD image does not seem to have this issue (at least I couldn't reproduce it with it).

This was also reported in the forum [1] around the release of 9.4. The problem does not seem to occur with version 9.3.
Steps To ReproduceWe have used the following kickstart file:

ignoredisk --only-use=sda
bootloader --append="no_timer_check net.ifnames=0 console=tty1 console=ttyS0,115200n8" --location=mbr --timeout=1 --boot-drive=sda

url --url
repo --name="AppStream" --baseurl=

services --disabled="kdump" --enabled="sshd,chronyd"

firewall --disabled
selinux --permissive
firstboot --disabled

lang en_US.UTF-8
keyboard --vckeymap=us --xlayouts='de','us'
timezone Etc/UTC --utc

network --bootproto=dhcp --device=link --activate

clearpart --all --initlabel
part biosboot --fstype=biosboot --size=1
part /boot/efi --fstype="efi" --size=64
part / --fstype="ext4" --size=1500 --grow
rootpw redacted
#authconfig --enableshadow --passalgo=sha512



%post --erroronfail

# enable fstrim timer
ln -s /usr/lib/systemd/system/fstrim.timer /etc/systemd/system/

# this is installed by default but we don't need it in virt
echo "Removing linux-firmware package."
yum -C -y remove linux-firmware

# Remove firewalld; it is required to be present for install/image building.
echo "Removing firewalld."
yum -C -y remove firewalld --setopt="clean_requirements_on_remove=1"

# clean up installation logs
rm -rf /var/log/yum.log
rm -rf /var/lib/yum/*
rm -rf /root/install.log
rm -rf /root/install.log.syslog
rm -rf /root/anaconda-ks.cfg
rm -rf /var/log/anaconda*
rm -rf /root/anac*

sed -i 's/#PermitRootLogin.*/PermitRootLogin yes/' /etc/ssh/sshd_config
Additional Information[1]
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Louis Abel

Louis Abel

2024-06-17 07:00

administrator   ~0007525

Thank you for the report. We are aware of the issue. It is a problem with our build system that we're working on addressing.
Yavor Atanasov

Yavor Atanasov

2024-06-17 11:03

reporter   ~0007526

Rocky 9.4 aarch64 is missing a kernel package because arch value for it in the repo metadata says "src" as opposed to "aarch64". The implications of this can be quite broad, however what we see in our case is that when trying to build a rocky 9 system from scratch and try to install the kernel package, we get kernel-64k-debug-core instead (since that also provides "kernel").

Here is how it looks when you query for the kernel package via dnf:
[root@50f02f38b06b /]# dnf list kernel
Last metadata expiration check: 0:06:09 ago on Mon Jun 17 10:50:01 2024.
Available Packages
kernel.src 5.14.0-427.20.1.el9_4 baseos

Here's how you can see the problematic metadata in the relevant xml file:
$ curl -s | gzip -dc | xmllint --format - | grep -A2 '>kernel<'
    <version epoch="0" ver="5.14.0" rel="427.20.1.el9_4"/>

In contrast here is the x86_64 one, which has the correct arch value:
$ curl -s | gzip -dc | xmllint --format - | grep -A2 '>kernel<'
    <version epoch="0" ver="5.14.0" rel="427.20.1.el9_4"/>
Louis Abel

Louis Abel

2024-06-17 15:59

administrator   ~0007527

Yes, we are aware that is the issue, which is caused by our build system. We are working on correcting the issue.
Louis Abel

Louis Abel

2024-06-19 06:16

administrator   ~0007566

Fixed with: kernel-5.14.0-427.20.1.el9_4.0.1

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2024-06-17 06:46 Tom Siewert New Issue
2024-06-17 07:00 Louis Abel Assigned To => Louis Abel
2024-06-17 07:00 Louis Abel Status new => acknowledged
2024-06-17 07:00 Louis Abel Note Added: 0007525
2024-06-17 11:03 Yavor Atanasov Note Added: 0007526
2024-06-17 15:59 Louis Abel Note Added: 0007527
2024-06-19 06:16 Louis Abel Status acknowledged => closed
2024-06-19 06:16 Louis Abel Resolution open => fixed
2024-06-19 06:16 Louis Abel Note Added: 0007566