Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 434162
RHEL4 contains newer version of lvm2 than RHEL5, missing bugfixes.
Last modified: 2010-01-11 22:53:07 EST
Description of problem:
RHEL 4 has a newer version of lvm2 than RHEL5 does.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RHEL4
2. Install RHEL5
3. rpm -q --changelog lvm2 on both.
Milan Broz <email@example.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.
Milan Broz <firstname.lastname@example.org> - 2.02.27-2.el4_6.1:
- Fix vg_read() locking in commands such as 'vgs -o +pv_name'.
Milan Broz <email@example.com> - 2.02.26-3:
- Fix loading of persistent cache if cache_dir is used.
RHEL5 should be at an equal or newer version to help with upgrades, and to keep
the bugfixes in order across releases.
hmm, no updates to this one yet?
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).
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).
There are no plans to change the current scheme.