Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 108978
LTC5228-LVM support needed for "vpath" block devices
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:59 EST
The following has be reported by IBM LTC:
LVM support needed for
Hardware Environment: any
Software Environment: standard RHEL 3 GA install
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install lvm source RPM
2. read source
Actual Results: Source includes a fixed list of block devices which
allow for its underlying devices. There is a patch
which adds and IBM's iSeries driver "viod". In order to support LVM
on top of
IBM's SDD multipathing driver, we need a similar patch to allow
"vpath". A sample patch against LVM 1.0.3 will be attached.
Expected Results: Preferrably LVM would allow any block device instead
a hard coded list of strings that are assumed to be block devices.
we would like "vpath" to be an allowed string.
Additional Information: We created this patch originally two years ago
works. Presumably Sistina and the kernel.org kernel would not accept this
patch to support a closed source out-of-kernel driver, so we never
asking for it. Now that RedHat is supporting LVM, and is including
support special IBM block devices, we'd like SDD to be included as
well.Created an attachment (id=1975)
Patch LVM to support "vpath" devices.
Simple LVM patch to allow the string "vpath" to represent a valid
block device.Glen/Greg - please submit this to Red Hat immediately.
Created attachment 95696 [details]
------ Additional Comments From email@example.com(prefers email via firstname.lastname@example.org) 2003-03-11 18:40 -------
please disregard last comment
This is a feature request - should come in thru issue tracker.
Not a bug.
------ Additional Comments From email@example.com(prefers email via firstname.lastname@example.org) 2003-12-18 21:13 -------
I really wish I could remember now who told me this had to be in bugzilla...
------ Additional Comments From email@example.com 2004-01-06 03:50 -------
Tim - this bug and patch should be in LTC Bugzilla. You did the correct
thing. What Bob Johnson at Red Hat requested is that we should enter
this into Red Hat Issue Tracker - which I am sure Mark/Glen would gladly
do so. Thanks.
Glen/Mark - please submit this to RH Issue Tracker. Thanks.
never came in as an issue tracker....
----- Additional Comments From firstname.lastname@example.org 2004-01-23 09:38 -------
Glen/Mark - have you submitted this to RHIT yet ? If so, please modify
the summary to indicate the RHIT#. Thanks.
Mark Wisner, still open feature ?