Issues installing SailfishOS updates while "Battery notifier 2" and / or "BTRFS balance checker 2" service runs

asked 2017-11-14 01:43:21 +0200

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updated 2017-11-14 02:27:43 +0200

I observed these issues when updating from SailfishOS 2.1.1.26 to 2.1.2.3 and again from 2.1.2.3 to 2.1.3.7, but they may have existed before.

Background:

  • The device is on the regular release channel.
  • No Call Recorder, Phonehook or non-"official" oFono is installed.
  • BTRFS balance checker 2 stated the device was below 75% "disk" space usage before updating SailfishOS (the same at the command line).

Observations:

  1. When Battery notifier 2's (background) service is running, the installation of the SailfishOS update reproducibly fails (subsequently to rebooting into the "SailfishOS update screen") after a little while with "Cannot install update. Try again later. [OK]".
    This may also be triggered by having BTRFS balance checker 2's (background) service running while trying to install a SailfishOS update.
  2. When BTRFS balance checker 2's (background) service is running, Settings --> SailfishOS updates --> Download omits the initial "Preparing update" step (which presumably is just running btrfs balance start -dusage=XX).


Can anyone confirm these observations?

And on which devices (for Battery notifier 2's service)?

Note, while the second point is specific to Jolla 1 phones (as only these utilise BTRFS), the first point might apply to all devices with SailfishOS and Battery notifier 2 installed.

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As you know I'm a creator both of them...
1. I have Battery notifier 2 on all my devices (Jolla 1, C and Tablet). All devices updated without disabling this service. Jolla C updated from first attempt, Tablet from third attempt ("Cannot install update. Try again later. [OK]"), and Jolla 1 don't remember now (from first or second attempt).
2. Same about BTRFS balance checker 2... Like I wrote above Jolla 1 updated from first or second attempt without disabling this service.

I don't know if this services cause to the update problem or something else... The next update I will try to disable both of them and after this will try to update and count attempts.

Schturman ( 2017-11-15 17:54:47 +0200 )edit

Thanks, as this is exactly the reason why I asked a larger audience here: SFOS updates occur too rarely to test these phenomena easily.

On my two Jolla 1 phones, when updating from SailfishOS 2.1.2.3 to 2.1.3.7:

  1. On my "testing" phone:
    • I used BTRFS balance checker 2 to balance before updating, then downloaded the update: No "Preparing update".
      I rebooted before intending to install the update, but forgot to switch off "Enable autostart" in BTRFS balance checker 2's settings: I had to start the Download again (which just checks, but does not really download anything, if the SFOS update is already downloaded), still no "Preparing update". I remembered that I have missed this message sometimes at SFOS updates before and that somebody stated here on TJC that he did so too, so I switched the Autostart off, stopped its service via the button in its settings, rebooted and tried again: Now it did "Preparing update".
    • I tried installing the update three times unsuccessfully (as described above and in "Update from 2.1.2.3 to 2.1.3.7 fails on Jolla 1"), then remembered I have seen this before and switching off Battery notifier 2 did help when updating from 2.1.1.26 to 2.1.2.3, so I switched its autostart off, stopped its service, rebooted, triggered the installation of the update again and the update went fine (i.e. with no further unsuccessful tries).
  2. As I went out of time that night, I just tried to run the positive tests on my "production" phone while updating:
    • Balanced with BTRFS balance checker 2, disabled its autostart, stopped its service, also disabled Battery notifier 2's autostart and stopped its service, but did not reboot: No "Preparing update" when starting the Download?!?
    • Installing update right after the download finished went fine (i.e. on first try).

I will do some more testing when the next SFOS update arrives.

olf ( 2017-11-18 00:18:43 +0200 )edit

Hmmm.. I always have "Preparing update"... I also will test on the next update...

Schturman ( 2017-11-18 00:40:54 +0200 )edit