[FFE] Add disk formating support for Cloud-init

Bug #1218506 reported by Ben Howard
This bug affects 1 person
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cloud-init (Ubuntu)
Fix Released

Bug Description

This is a feature freeze exception for Cloud-init for Saucy. The SmartOS/Joyent datasource needs to format the ephemeral device. In order to do this properly, cloud-init needs to be capable of partitioning and formating the ephemeral device.

The required change will be to add to cloud-init's configuration modules "cc_disk_format.py", which will handle basic disk partitioning and formating. Additionally, new documentation will land. The decision over whether or not to format will be controlled by user-data and/or a built-in datasource.

The impact of not having support for disk formating is that on SmartOS/Joyent hosts, the ephemeral device will not be prepared.

- SmartOS/Joyent ephemeral disks will be formated at provisioning time
- Users will be able to define the filesystesm of the ephemeral disks

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description: updated
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Iain Lane (laney) wrote :

Ack; please go ahead

Changed in cloud-init (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package cloud-init - 0.7.3~bzr871-0ubuntu1

cloud-init (0.7.3~bzr871-0ubuntu1) saucy; urgency=low

  * New upstream snapshot.
    * add 'disk_setup' config module for partitioning disks and
      creating filesystems. (LP: #1218506)
 -- Scott Moser <email address hidden> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 20:46:08 -0400

Changed in cloud-init (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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