Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 419131
mkinitrd --force-lvm-probe and --force-raid-probe still documented in internal help
Last modified: 2008-11-26 12:37:04 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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use the flags
The flags should have been rejected, the usage information should not have included them.
Created attachment 309809 [details]
A patch to enable --force-lvm-probe functionality
Fixed in git; will be fixed in next rawhide build.
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