Uploaded files can be "orphaned" with no cleanup process

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  • 14-Jan-2008
  • 30-Apr-2012


Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9
ZENworks Linux Management 7.0


Any time a file is uploaded to the system, there is the possibility for various
error conditions that the system it not fully setup to work with the file,
and the file becomes "orphaned" with no way to clean it up. This has to do
with the file upload control and the systems that use it (rpms,
bundle management, uploaded images, etc.).
The system should have a cleanup mechanism where it recognizes files that have
been uploaded but not passed off to a part of the system that the file is
assigned to.


Fixed in ZLM 7 IR 1.

Additional Information

Steps to reproduce:
1. Upload a large file to the system using ZCC.
2. While the upload is going on, cause an error condition, such as:
a. disconnect network cable
b. stop tomcat server
c. run out of memory
3. the file is at least partially uploaded to the system, and since it
wasn't fully processed by the system, it is now "orphaned" with no part of
the system claiming it.