Distro-provided mechanism to clean up old kernels

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Thu Feb 16 21:50:40 UTC 2012

On Thu, 2012-02-16 at 15:40 -0500, Barry Warsaw wrote:
> The real question as to the future of c-j is whether it's even the right
> approach to cleaning up your system.  If so, then maybe a bit of engineering
> to clean it up, better separate the backend from the dbus, ui, and cli
> interfaces, and package it in a better way would be worth it.

Ideally, something like this should be hooked up to apt, with an
appropriate config option somewhere among the unattended upgrades or
autoremove settings.

Do we keep a successful boot flag for each kernel somewhere? It would be
nice if the tool kept the currently running kernel, and the 3-5 previous
kernels that have successfully booted.


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