Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 812724
[RFE] Write a separate section 4 man page documenting table formats for each existing DM target
Last modified: 2016-07-05 15:57:52 EDT
Description of problem:
have no introduction to thin and thin-pool table format in dmsetup manpage.
dm-thin is the new feature of F17. thin and thin-pool are the new supported dmsetup table format. So should the introduction to them.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
have no introduction to thin and thin-pool table format
should include the thin and thin-pool table format introduction.
The introduction is similar to
supports thin-pool device
supports thin device
also it's better to provide a example for the thin & thin-pool table format in example section.
Not mentioning formats in the man page is deliberate.
We will not provide thin/thin-pool examples because we don't expect average users to need this and it's really got nothing to do with dmsetup anyway. (Should be man -s4).
Comprehensive format information is supposed to be provided in /usr/share instead (take from doc/kernel in the source tree) and there should be a link to this in the dmsetup man page.
(IOW Eventually we might write man pages documenting the dm ioctls in full, but that will involve a lot of work. In the mean time, lots of target-specific information is already present in documentation files in the source tree and we intended for those to be shipped with the package and discussed patching the spec file to do this, but didn't get around to doing this yet.)
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Reopening and changing the version to "rawhide". Let's have a look at this once there's more time for this...