Bug 870499

Summary: Incomplete man page for lvm.conf
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Matthias Clasen <mclasen>
Component: lvm2Assignee: LVM and device-mapper development team <lvm-team>
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 23CC: agk, bmarzins, bmr, dwysocha, heinzm, jonathan, lvm-team, msnitzer, prajnoha, prockai, zkabelac
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Description Matthias Clasen 2012-10-26 12:36:14 EDT
Coming out of bug 870207:

The man page for lvmetad states:

       By  default,  lvmetad,  even  if  running,  is  not  used  by  LVM. See

But lvm.conf doesn't contain any information about lvmetad. The config file itself has some comments about the use_lvmetad option. That should be folded into lvm.conf(5).
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Comment 3 Jan Kurik 2015-07-15 10:57:50 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 23 development cycle.
Changing version to '23'.

(As we did not run this process for some time, it could affect also pre-Fedora 23 development
cycle bugs. We are very sorry. It will help us with cleanup during Fedora 23 End Of Life. Thank you.)

More information and reason for this action is here:
Comment 4 Peter Rajnoha 2015-09-24 09:22:38 EDT
We've enhanced the original "lvm dumpconfig" command (accessible also via "lvmconfig" or "lvm config" aliases) which can display the necessary documentation by using --withcomments option, for example:

  (for default values)
  lvmconfig --type default --withcomments

Also, we've added references to "lvmconfig" command in lvm.conf man page instead of making the copy of the text that is already in lvmconfig output (or in /etc/lvm/lvm.conf directly - lvmconfig is used to generate the lvm.conf now as well).

This is available since lvm2 v2.02.119.