Bug 419131 - mkinitrd --force-lvm-probe and --force-raid-probe still documented in internal help
mkinitrd --force-lvm-probe and --force-raid-probe still documented in interna...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mkinitrd (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
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Reported: 2007-12-10 21:17 EST by saul
Modified: 2008-11-26 12:37 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: F8
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Last Closed: 2008-11-26 12:37:04 EST
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A patch to enable --force-lvm-probe functionality (1014 bytes, patch)
2008-06-18 21:16 EDT, Paul Wayper
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Description saul 2007-12-10 21:17:33 EST
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Description of problem:
--force-lvm-probe and --force-raid-probe are no-ops in the mkinitrd code. They set flags that are never referenced, except to make sure contradictory options are not set. They are not documented in the mkinitrd man page, but they are documented in the internal usage message:

>usage: mkinitrd [--version] [--help] [-v] [-f] [--preload <module>]
>       [--force-ide-probe] [--force-scsi-probe | --omit-scsi-modules]
>       [--image-version] [--force-raid-probe | --omit-raid-modules]
>       [--with=<module>] [--force-lvm-probe | --omit-lvm-modules]
>       [--builtin=<module>] [--omit-dmraid] [--net-dev=<interface>]
>       [--fstab=<fstab>] [--nocompress] <initrd-image> <kernel-version>

While this is largely harmless, there are many web pages that reference these flags as fixes to problems.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use the flags

Actual Results:

Expected Results:
The flags should have been rejected, the usage information should not have included them.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Paul Wayper 2008-06-18 21:16:25 EDT
Created attachment 309809 [details]
A patch to enable --force-lvm-probe functionality
Comment 2 Peter Jones 2008-07-14 17:19:57 EDT
Fixed in git; will be fixed in next rawhide build.
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Comment 4 Jon Stanley 2008-11-26 12:37:04 EST
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