GRUB environment block

This module provides processing for the GRUB environment block. Parsers included are:

GrubEnv - command grub2-editenv list

class insights.parsers.grubenv.GrubEnv(context)[source]

Bases: Parser, dict

This parser parses the output of the command grub2-editenv list, which list the current variables in GRUB environment block file or error message. The module stores the key/value pairs in itself which inherits a dict.

This parser used to handle the contents of the /boot/grub2/grubenv file before. Since the command output without error messages is the same as the content in /boot/grub2/grubenv, and the grub2-editenv list command output will show the error messages if the file is corrupt or has serious errors in content, the current parser processes the grub2-editenv list command and returns a dict of the grubenv variables.

Cause the sosreports only collect the grubenv file and don’t collect the grub2-editenv list command, the GrubEnv parser only handles the /boot/grub2/grubenv content for sos_archive.

/boot/grub2/grubenv file is only used in Grub 2, but in RHEL8 with BLS being the default. There were several variables added that are referenced in the /boot/loader/entries/*.conf files.

Sample output of the command:

saved_entry=295e1ba1696e4fad9e062f096f92d147-4.18.0-305.el8.x86_64
kernelopts=root=/dev/mapper/root_vg-lv_root ro crashkernel=auto resume=/dev/mapper/root_vg-lv_swap rd.lvm.lv=root_vg/lv_root rd.lvm.lv=root_vg/lv_swap console=tty0 console=ttyS0,115200
boot_success=0
boot_indeterminate=2
tuned_params=transparent_hugepages=never
tuned_initrd=

Examples

>>> type(grubenv)
<class 'insights.parsers.grubenv.GrubEnv'>
>>> grubenv.has_kernelopts
True
>>> grubenv.kernelopts
'root=/dev/mapper/root_vg-lv_root ro crashkernel=auto resume=/dev/mapper/root_vg-lv_swap rd.lvm.lv=root_vg/lv_root rd.lvm.lv=root_vg/lv_swap console=tty0 console=ttyS0,115200'
>>> grubenv.has_tuned_params
True
>>> grubenv.tuned_params
'transparent_hugepages=never'
>>> grubenv['saved_entry']
'295e1ba1696e4fad9e062f096f92d147-4.18.0-305.el8.x86_64'
property errors

Returns the list of error message.

Type

list

property has_kernelopts

Returns True/False depending on if kernelopts key is in the dict.

Type

bool

property has_tuned_params

Returns True/False depending of if the tuned_params key is in the dict.

Type

bool

property kernelopts

Returns the string of kernelopts from the dict.

Type

str

parse_content(content)[source]

This method must be implemented by classes based on this class.

property tuned_params

Returns the string of tuned_params from the dict.

Type

str