Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 463331
[LTC 6.0 FEAT] 201247:sysdiag package
Last modified: 2009-06-24 13:50:10 EDT
Emily J. Ratliff <firstname.lastname@example.org> - 2008-09-16 18:29 EDT
1. Feature Overview:
Feature Id: 
a. Name of Feature: sysdiag package
b. Feature Description
The sysdiag package provides a front end for diagnostics, service procedures, system inventory,
service parameter configuration, and servicelog queries. Many of these actions can currently be
done from the command line, but sysdiag provides a simpler interface.
2. Feature Details:
Arch Specificity: Both
Delivery Mechanism: Direct from community
Category: Power Servicability
Request Type: Package - New
d. Upstream Acceptance: In Progress
Sponsor Priority 2
f. Severity: Medium
IBM Confidential: no
Code Contribution: IBM code
g. Component Version Target: sysdiag 0.3.0
3. Business Case
While there are some inventory and diagnostic tools available from the command line, many of them
are unknown to customers or are difficult to use. Simplification of service configuration,
diagnostics, and repair procedures will allow customers to more easily diagnose and service their
systems without having to resort to help lines.
4. Primary contact at Red Hat:
5. Primary contacts at Partner:
Project Management Contact:
Mike Wortman, email@example.com, 512-838-8582
Michael Strosaker, firstname.lastname@example.org
Larry Kessler, email@example.com
How is this different from/an improvement on OpenHPI or similar tools?
This package has been open sourced and provided at:
Putting back in NEEDINFO.
Today sysdiag is not in good shape.
1) It has tdb package inside. It should be saparate package.
2) It uses old version of sysfs-utils and should be rewrited to use sysfs-utils version >= 2.0.0.
Issue 1 is easy to fix. I can provide patch. But I'm not much familiar with sysfsutils.
Product Management has reviewed and declined this request. You may appeal this
decision by reopening this request.