[sle-beta] waiting for shared lock

Waite, Dick (External) Dick.Waite at softwareag.com
Fri May 19 08:28:36 MDT 2017

That does sound about right. Can one stop this service starting?

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  Original Message
From: Malcolm
Sent: Friday, 19 May 2017 15:52
To: sle-beta at lists.suse.com
Subject: Re: [sle-beta] waiting for shared lock

On Fri, 19 May 2017 13:05:25 +0000
"Waite, Dick (External)" <Dick.Waite at softwareag.com> wrote:

> Grand Afternoon,
> When a SLES machine is started (ipl'ed) without asking SLES starts a
> process in that machine to check if there is any outstanding service,
> patches. During this time it's not possible to run some commands, you
> get the SLES message in the subject. I have SLES machines that "start
> (ipl) runs some commands, stop". They can do that a few times an
> hour / day / week. I'd like to set a flag in SLES, that the "look for
> service / patches" task looks at to see if it's allowed to run. By
> default of course it can, but there are times when it's causing
> issues.
> Have a grand weekend
> __R
> ________________________________
> From: Vincent Moutoussamy [vmoutoussamy at suse.com]
> Sent: 19 May 2017 11:32
> To: Waite, Dick (External)
> Cc: sle-beta at lists.suse.com
> Subject: Re: waiting for shared lock
> Hi,
> Sorry I don’t really understand what you meant.
> Could you elaborate on the “flag, check and ipl” and how this is
> related to SLES?
> Have a nice day,
> Regards,
> --
> Vincent Moutoussamy
> SUSE Beta Program and SDK Project Manager
> On 19 May 2017, at 08:46, Waite, Dick (External)
> <Dick.Waite at softwareag.com<mailto:Dick.Waite at softwareag.com>> wrote:
> Grand Morning,
> I'd like to set a flag so that I do not waste a lot of time, on
> Virtual machine that load-run-drop many times a day. I keep my patch
> level of the QE/QA machines at the same level. I can understand on
> physical machines and machines that are ipl'ed once a week or more
> checking each ipl for updates could make sense, but on machines that
> are loaded many many times a day it's a PITA.
> So could we have a flag that says don't run this check please.

You mean the packagekit systemd service (packagekit-offline-update and

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