Bug 150051 - default VolGroup00 naming scheme causes problems
Summary: default VolGroup00 naming scheme causes problems
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Keywords: FutureFeature
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-03-01 22:38 UTC by Joshua Daniel Franklin
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-03-14 17:06:14 UTC

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Description Joshua Daniel Franklin 2005-03-01 22:38:33 UTC
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Description of problem:
As reported in bug #144012, the default naming scheme of
/dev/mapper/VolGroup00-XXX filesystem names are too long for normal df
output, which cause problems with logwatch (and other custom scripts that parse df output).

I suggest changing the default scheme to vg00 which creates a mnemonic with the related commands (vgdisplay, etc.) and matches the man page examples more closely.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run installer
2. Use autopartition
3. Look at default naming scheme

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2005-03-14 17:06:14 UTC
The problem is that vg isn't very obvious.  VolGroup is the shortest thing that
was considered relatively obvious.  You really want to be using df -P in scripts
anyway (for this reason... some of the cciss devices can tickle problems like
this as well)

Comment 2 Joshua Daniel Franklin 2005-03-15 07:30:11 UTC
Will you be renaming vgdisplay to VolGroupDisplay, too, then? 

Obviously there are trade-offs with vg00 vs. VolGroup00, but I'm
thinking the vg mnemonic would actually make it more obvious to
the average Linux admin reading fstab or man pages. The only place
I might find VolGroup00 more helpful would be in installing using
LVM for the first time--but then, I should have read up on it 
and know what I'm doing.

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