Bug 473670 - Allow vgcreate / vgextend to take uninitialized devices on the commandline (pvcreate unnecessary)
Allow vgcreate / vgextend to take uninitialized devices on the commandline (p...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: lvm2 (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Dave Wysochanski
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-11-29 16:19 EST by Dave Wysochanski
Modified: 2010-04-27 08:57 EDT (History)
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Description Dave Wysochanski 2008-11-29 16:19:25 EST
Description of problem:
As a convenience to users, it would be nice for vgcreate and vgextend to allow non-initialized devices.  (This has been talked about many times before but I could not find a bz.)

If these tools detect a non-initialized device on the commandline, they can prompt the user instead of just failing as they do now.

Initially we can just allow default pvcreate settings in this case.  In the future we may consider putting pvcreate options into vgcreate and vgextend but I view this as a future optimization, unnecessary to achieve 80/20 rule functionality.
Comment 1 Dave Wysochanski 2008-11-29 16:20:23 EST
Code posted to lvm-devel that achieves the above baseline functionality.
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 06:01:43 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

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Comment 3 Dave Wysochanski 2009-10-25 22:53:11 EDT
This code is now upstream and in F12.
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Comment 5 Alasdair Kergon 2010-04-27 08:57:12 EDT
If it's upstream, then you can close this!

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