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Thu Oct 8, 2009 ALL DAY #fedora-test-day)

What to test?[edit]

Today's instalment of Fedora Test Day will focus on all types of RAID. This mainly includes installing to systems using mdraid, dmraid and hardware raid. Even if not installing the system, but you still would like to test post-installed RAID operations, you are invited to share your findings below.

If you come to this page after the test day is completed, your testing is still valuable, and you can use the information on this page to test with your system and provide feedback.

Who's available[edit]

The following cast of characters will be available for testing, workarounds, bug fixes, and general discussion.

What's needed to test[edit]

  • Ability to implement some kind of RAID array (software or BIOS or hardware)
  • Rawhide (tips on installing Rawhide below), or the live CD available for this test day (again see below).
  • Your hardware profile uploaded to Smolt according to these instructions

How to test?[edit]


See the instructions on the Rawhide page for information on downloading and booting a rawhide boot.iso. Or ...

Live Image[edit]

If you do not want to use an installed Rawhide system to test, you can use the latest Rawhide nightly live CD. This will only allow you to test use of RAID arrays from a running system, not creation and use of RAID arrays during installation. Tips on using a live image are available at FedoraLiveCD.

Got updates?
Since this event involves testing the installer, an updates.img is provided to address bugs found during the test day. If testing on the i686 platform, type: updates= If testing on x86_64, type: updates= Check out Anaconda/Updates for further details on using an updates.img.


Follow any of these test cases which you are able to implement. You do not need to test them all if you do not have time or capability:

Report your results[edit]

If you have problems with any of the tests, report a bug to Bugzilla usually for the component anaconda. If you are unsure about exactly how to file the report, just ask on IRC and we will help you. Follow the instructions on this page to ensure you include sufficient information in the report.

Once you have completed the tests, add your results to the Results tables below, following the example results below as a template. The first column should be your name with a link to your User page in the Wiki if you have one, and the second should be a link to your Smolt hardware profile (see above for a link with instructions on submitting your hardware profile to Smolt). For each test case, if your system worked correctly, tell us what worked by adding a description of your test scenario to the Just worked table. If you had trouble, add your findings to the Problems identified table. Please add a short description of the failure and include a link to the bug report (as in the example line).


Problems identified[edit]

Using your own test scenario, or any of the test cases listed above, please outline problems/failures you encounter using the table below.

Tester Smolt Profile Description Bug reference(s)
User:jlaska HW Live install failed during partitioning -- AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'path' RHBZ #517260
User:jlaska HW QA:Testcase_Partitioning_RootfsOn2ndVolumeRaid0Raid1 - crash while attempting to format existing RAID device RHBZ #522609
User:jstodola Traceback when creating sw RAID partitions: DeviceTreeError: duplicate paths in device tree RHBZ #527913
User:atorkhov HW Traceback when editing partitions: RuntimeError: Returning partitions to state prior to edit failed RHBZ #498026
User:jstodola Traceback when creating 2 RAID devices and after that new swap partition: AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'disk' RHBZ #527952
User:atorkhov HW Anaconda doesn't save partition binding to disk RHBZ #527961
User:atorkhov HW Unable clone disk for raid RHBZ #527965
User:atorkhov HW Device Setup Failed: device has not been created RHBZ #527969
User:jlaska [FIXME HW] QA:Testcase_Partitioning_Rootfs2ndVolumeRaid10Raid10 - Unable to edit existing '/' partition RHBZ #527991
User:atorkhov HW Rescue unable to mount system on bios raid RHBZ #528017
User:jlaska HW Live install failed on DMRAID system RHBZ #528051
User:Liam HW Asking for cache data failed on raid RHBZ #528117
User:atorkhov HW Traceback when creating all (except /boot) devices encrypted: DeviceTreeError: duplicate paths in device tree RHBZ #526971
Tester Smolt Profile Description Bug reference(s)

Just worked[edit]

Provide a list of tests or scenarios that behaved flawlessly.

Tester Smolt Profile Description
User:jlaska HW iSCSI (no iBFT) still works!
User:atodorov HW rootfs on RAID0
User:atodorov HW rootfs on RAID10
User:atodorov HW rootfs on RAID5
User:atodorov HW rootfs on RAID6
User:mbanas HW RootfsOn2ndVolumeRaid5Raid0, installed without swap partition because of bug 523754
User:mbanas HW RootfsOn1stVolUsrOn2ndVolRaid5Raid10, installed without swap partition because of bug 523754
User:jlaska iSCSI + iBFT detected local and remote volumes ... and formatted successfully
User:mbanas Virtualbox 3.0.6 LVM_LV_on_RAID_PV
User:mbanas HW Rootfs_On_RAID6
User:mbanas kvm i386 RootfsOn2ndVolumeRaid1Raid0
User:jlaska HW QA:Testcase_Partitioning_Rootfs2ndVolumeRaid10Raid10 (with dmraid+ encryption!)
User:jlaska HW QA:Testcase_Anaconda_partitioning_dmraid_rootfs
User:Liam HW QA:Testcase_Partitioning_RootfsOnRaid0
User:Liam HW QA:Testcase_Partitioning_RootfsOnRaid5
User:Liam HW QA:Testcase_Anaconda_rescue_mode
User:jkoten KVM x86_64 QA:Testcase_Partitioning_RootfsOnRaid0
User:jkoten KVM x86_64 QA:Testcase_Partitioning_RootfsOnRaid10
User:jkoten KVM x86_64 QA:Testcase_Partitioning_RootfsOn2ndVolumeRaid0Raid1
User:jkoten KVM x86_64 QA:Testcase_Anaconda_rescue_mode
Tester Smolt Profile Description