Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 383801
dmraid needs to generate UUIDs for lib device-mapper
Last modified: 2011-02-17 07:24:25 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #379911 +++
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Description of problem:
libdevmapper requires UUIds for mapped devices, which libdmraid doesn't generate
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run dmraid -ay
-- Additional comment from email@example.com on 2007-11-13 08:23 EST --
Created an attachment (id=256841)
dmraid libdevmapper UUID creation patch
Created attachment 259301 [details]
Patch to add UUID support to dmraid
+ /* DM_UUID_LEN is defined in dm-ioctl.h as 129 characters;
+ * though not all 129 must be used (md uses just 16 from
+ * a quick review of md.c.
+ * We will be using: (len vol grp name)*/
It's not obvious from glancing at those patches - please would you describe the
*how* you are generating the uuids with examples of what they look like? What
subsystem prefix do you propose for example?
Like the patch stands, the system wide unique RAID set name is being used.
In case a subsystem prefix is mandatory, why not use "dmraid" ?
So put it in capitals, then we get:
DMRAID-<unique RAID set name>
when people generate a device listing, so they can see at a glance which program
created the device.
Similarly if the code does any queries, it should ignore devices that don't have
a uuid starting with that prefix (and the newer libdevmapper tree manipulation
functions take the prefix as an argument to support that). When lvm is
processing a stack of dm devices, this is how it knows at which layer to stop.
Subsystem prefix patch for dmraid filed as an attachment to Fedora 7 bz#379911
to be promoted to Fedora 8, RHEL5.2 and RHEL4.7.
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Unfortunately this bugzilla was not resolved in time for RHEL 4.7 Beta.
It has now been proposed for inclusion in RHEL 4.8 but must regain Product
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The fix got into RHEL5, 6 and upstream, but not RHEL4, which has just had it's last update, so it's too late now.