Bug 434162 - RHEL4 contains newer version of lvm2 than RHEL5, missing bugfixes.
RHEL4 contains newer version of lvm2 than RHEL5, missing bugfixes.
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: lvm2 (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: LVM and device-mapper development team
Corey Marthaler
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Reported: 2008-02-22 10:16 EST by Jim Perrin
Modified: 2010-01-11 22:53 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-12-08 17:07:15 EST
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Description Jim Perrin 2008-02-22 10:16:51 EST
Description of problem:
RHEL 4 has a newer version of lvm2 than RHEL5 does. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RHEL4
2. Install RHEL5
3. rpm -q --changelog lvm2 on both.
Actual results:
2008-01-08 22:00:00
Milan Broz <mbroz@redhat.com> - 2.02.27-2.el4_6.2:
- Fix a segfault if using pvs with --all argument.
- Fix vgreduce PV list processing not to process every PV in the VG.
Resolves: #427382

2007-11-26 22:00:00
Milan Broz <mbroz@redhat.com> - 2.02.27-2.el4_6.1:
- Fix vg_read() locking in commands such as 'vgs -o +pv_name'.
Resolves: #386841

2007-08-09 22:00:00
Milan Broz <mbroz@redhat.com> - 2.02.26-3:
- Fix loading of persistent cache if cache_dir is used.
Resolves: #246516

Expected results:
RHEL5 should be at an equal or newer version to help with upgrades, and to keep
the bugfixes in order across releases. 

Additional info:
Comment 3 Jim Perrin 2008-04-09 15:03:18 EDT
hmm, no updates to this one yet?
Comment 4 Dave Wysochanski 2008-04-10 10:37:00 EDT
Sorry - should have updated this earlier.  This problem will occur approximately
 half of the time because of how the RHEL updates are done.  Currently each RHEL
update is rebased from an upstream LVM2 version to pick up as many fixes as
possible.  Also, RHEL4 and RHEL5 updates come out at different times; thus, it
might be the case that the most recent update of RHEL4 is newer than the update
of RHEL5.  Once the newer RHEL5 update comes out though (in this case 5.2), this
problem will not occur.

I'm not saying that there is not a problem with upgrades during this window of
time but just explaining the current process and its benefits (more bugfixes).
Comment 5 Jim Perrin 2008-04-10 10:44:44 EDT
Right. I don't consider this a bug in the strictest sense of the term. I see it
more as a gotcha for in-place upgrades between major versions (not supported I
know, but it is possible). 
Comment 6 Dave Wysochanski 2009-12-08 17:07:15 EST
There are no plans to change the current scheme.

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