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Bug 589955 - RHEL6: add command-line interface for libblkid topology support
Summary: RHEL6: add command-line interface for libblkid topology support
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: util-linux-ng
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Karel Zak
QA Contact: Miroslav Vadkerti
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-05-07 11:45 UTC by Karel Zak
Modified: 2010-11-10 21:52 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version: util-linux-ng-2.17.2-3.el6
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-11-10 21:52:06 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

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Description Karel Zak 2010-05-07 11:45:21 UTC
Description of problem:

The libblkid library is able to gather I/O limits (topology) of block devices. This feature is used in many utils (fdisk, parted, mkfs programs, ...). 

Unfortunately, there is not a command line util that directly exposes the blkid topology support, so it's difficult to debug issues with the topology support.

Comment 1 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-05-07 12:58:36 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for

Comment 2 Karel Zak 2010-05-21 14:46:39 UTC
The upstream decision is to add this functionality to blkid(8) rather than introduce a new command.

Comment 5 Miroslav Vadkerti 2010-09-22 12:16:15 UTC
VERIFIED as fixed in util-linux-ng-2.17.2-6

Added RHTS regression test:

NEW package util-linux-ng-2.17.2-6
:: [   PASS   ] :: Running 'blkid -i /dev/loop0'
:: [   PASS   ] :: Running 'man blkid | grep '\-i''
:: [   LOG    ] :: Duration: 1s
:: [   LOG    ] :: Assertions: 2 good, 0 bad
:: [   PASS   ] :: RESULT: Test

OLD package util-linux-ng-2.17.1-1
:: [   FAIL   ] :: Running 'blkid -i /dev/loop0' (Expected 0, got 4)
:: [   FAIL   ] :: Running 'man blkid | grep '\-i'' (Expected 0, got 1)
:: [   LOG    ] :: Duration: 1s
:: [   LOG    ] :: Assertions: 0 good, 2 bad
:: [   FAIL   ] :: RESULT: Test

Comment 6 2010-11-10 21:52:06 UTC
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 is now available and should resolve
the problem described in this bug report. This report is therefore being closed
with a resolution of CURRENTRELEASE. You may reopen this bug report if the
solution does not work for you.

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