lvcreate --type undocumented

Bug #274264 reported by Peter Cordes on 2008-09-25
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lvm2 (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: lvm2

Ubuntu Hardy.

lvcreate --help shows
...
        [-t|--test]
        [--type VolumeType]
        [-v|--verbose]
...

 AFAICT, --type isn't documented in the man page or in /usr/share/doc/lvm2. And I didn't have any luck with google.

 lvcreate works fine without it, but I'm curious about what it lets you do...

upstream's man page currently doesn't have it either:
http://sources.redhat.com/cgi-bin/cvsweb.cgi/~checkout~/LVM2/man/lvcreate.8?cvsroot=lvm2

 so this won't be fixed in Intrepid either, unless it's not in the --help output.

On Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 05:30:03AM -0000, Peter Cordes wrote:
> AFAICT, --type isn't documented in the man page or in
> /usr/share/doc/lvm2. And I didn't have any luck with google.

It's an alternative way of specifying the type of segment to
create e.g. mirror, snapshot, error, zero etc.
E.g. lvcreate -s is treated internally as a shortcut for lvcreate --type
snapshot.

Maybe someone would submit a man page patch to the lvm-devel list...

Alasdair
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Phillip Susi (psusi) on 2010-05-13
Changed in lvm2 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Alasdair G. Kergon (agk2) wrote :

--type is now in the lvcreate man page upstream.

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