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Bug 1515361

Summary: [StAG7] dmraid: Add deprecation warning
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Reporter: Marek Suchanek <msuchane>
Component: doc-Storage_Administration_GuideAssignee: Apurva Bhide <abhide>
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE QA Contact: Zhang Kexin <kzhang>
Severity: unspecified Docs Contact: Apurva Bhide <abhide>
Priority: unspecified    
Version: 7.3CC: dledford, jbrassow, kzhang, mcsontos, msuchane, rhel-docs
Target Milestone: rcKeywords: Documentation
Target Release: 7.5   
Hardware: Unspecified   
OS: Unspecified   
Whiteboard: ccs-internal
Fixed In Version: Doc Type: Deprecated Functionality
Doc Text:
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Clone Of: 1489587 Environment:
Last Closed: 2018-11-05 12:10:51 UTC Type: Bug
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oVirt Team: --- RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:
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Bug Depends On: 1489587    
Bug Blocks: 1470091    

Description Marek Suchanek 2017-11-20 16:42:11 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #1489587 +++

There will be no dmraid package in RHEL8.  Therefore, we must:
1) Add a warning for those in 7.5+ that RHEL7 will be the last release supporting this package - likely best to be printed when started up.

2) Add sufficient documentation (release notes?) to inform users that RHEL8 will no longer support legacy hybrid (HW + SW) RAID HBAs - aka "fake RAID".

--- Additional comment from Marian Csontos on 2017-09-08 03:00:23 EDT ---

+ Move package to epel.

--- Additional comment from Marek Suchanek on 2017-10-10 13:48:08 EDT ---

Hello all,

I'm the maintainer of the Storage Administration Guide, which is a good place to warn users about the dmraid deprecation, in my opinion. It should be included in the release notes, too.

dmraid is mentioned a few times in StAG, mostly here:

I can add a note there.

I'm setting myself as the Docs Contact. If you need anything documentation-related here, you can ask me.

Comment 2 Marek Suchanek 2017-11-20 16:53:41 UTC
An admonition warning users about the deprecation needs to be added in the 17.3. "Linux RAID Subsystems" section:

Also, the `dmraid` command is briefly mentioned in the 10.1. "Special Considerations" section of Chapter 10. "Storage Considerations During Installation":

This command probably needs to be replaced with a supported version, that is, with a mdraid command.

There seem to be no other instances of "dmraid" in the book apart from these two.