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Bug 1489587 - dmraid: Add deprecation warning
Summary: dmraid: Add deprecation warning
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: dmraid
Version: 7.3
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Marian Csontos
QA Contact: Zhang Yi
Apurva Bhide
Depends On:
Blocks: 1515361
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-09-07 20:05 UTC by Jonathan Earl Brassow
Modified: 2018-11-08 16:16 UTC (History)
11 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Deprecated Functionality
Doc Text:
_dmraid_ has been deprecated Since Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5, the _dmraid_ packages have been deprecated. It will stay available in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 releases but a future major release will no longer support legacy hybrid combined hardware and software RAID host bus adapter (HBA).
Clone Of:
: 1515361 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2018-11-08 16:16:23 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

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Description Jonathan Earl Brassow 2017-09-07 20:05:16 UTC
There will be no dmraid package beyond RHEL7.  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 future major releases will no longer support legacy hybrid (HW + SW) RAID HBAs - aka "fake RAID".

Comment 1 Marian Csontos 2017-09-08 07:00:23 UTC
+ Move package to epel.

Comment 2 Marek Suchanek 2017-10-10 17:48:08 UTC
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 5 Marian Csontos 2018-02-27 12:54:16 UTC
Doc text looks fine.

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