[OE-core] [PATCH] devtool: ensure temp directory is created

Paul Eggleton paul.eggleton at linux.intel.com
Thu Oct 19 22:54:30 UTC 2017

On Wednesday, 18 October 2017 5:34:14 AM NZDT Joshua Lock wrote:
> On 17/10/17 17:12, Burton, Ross wrote:
> > On 17 October 2017 at 17:02, Joshua Lock <joshua.g.lock at linux.intel.com 
> > <mailto:joshua.g.lock at linux.intel.com>> wrote:
> > 
> >     FWIW the failure has been observed on multiple host distros (Ubuntu
> >     16.04, Fedora 26, Tumbleweed) and I could replicate it very easily
> >     on my Fedora 26 host with an use of devtool modify -x.
> > 
> > 
> > If you can replicate it on demand how about using a tracing tool to 
> > figure out if a) the mkdir doesn't actually happen or b) something 
> > deletes the directory.
> It seems it's not as easy to reproduce as I thought. I can't reproduce 
> it at all today on either of my two systems.
> I will attempt to gather some logs next time we see it on the autobuilder.

Just to follow up on this thread, creating the temp directory doesn't fix the 
issue. I found and fixed the underlying problem yesterday, details on the bug:


I've sent a fix to the bitbake list.



Paul Eggleton
Intel Open Source Technology Centre

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