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Bug 1688929 - [RFE] Create kickstart metadata option for test storage device
Summary: [RFE] Create kickstart metadata option for test storage device
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Status: NEW
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Product: Beaker
Classification: Community
Component: general
Version: develop
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Reported: 2019-03-14 18:04 UTC by Bryan Gurney
Modified: 2019-03-14 20:49 UTC (History)
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Description Bryan Gurney 2019-03-14 18:04:12 UTC
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For testing of block device storage (for example: volume managers, filesystems, RAID layers, etc.), it's possible to use the "ignoredisk" option to install the operating system on only one storage device.  (For example, on a system with the first storage device /dev/sda designated for the operating system, append the kickstart metadata option "ignoredisk=--only-use=sda".)

In order to make it easier to designate specific per-system devices for testing, could it be possible to add a variable to designate "test devices"?

One mockup of this idea could be the following "kickstart metadata" variable:

"testblockdevice=nvme0n1"

...or perhaps an array of devices, to accommodate tests that need to use multiple block devices in the same system:

"testblockdevice=nvme0n1,nvme1n1"

By having this setting as a per-system configurable, it makes it possible to pre-configure the proper device type (SCSI, NVME, DASD, etc.), as well as the proper device name and/or count.


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