Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 139420
mkfs.* files don't all work on new Logical Volumes
Last modified: 2010-01-11 21:14:27 EST
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Description of problem:
When making VFAT or MSDOS or JFS or REISER or XFS Filesystems on a
system that supports these types, the mkfs app returns an error
stating that it does not know the Drive Geometry. lvmguy confirmed this.
I know that these FS types are not supported in RHEL3, but I am unable
to find the proper OS version in the bugzilla create form :-( Hoping
this will at least keep track of this issue.
BTW, ext3 and ext2 both work fine.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2.try and create one of the FS's above
So we probably ought to supply a fake geometry.
An option is now available upstream to specify what drive geometry you want a
given dm device to return: dmsetup setgeometry. If no geometry was supplied
zeros are returned, as per the man page.
In Fedora/RHEL5 but it has not been backported to RHEL4.