Feature changed by: Ancor Gonzalez Sosa (ancorgs) Feature #318196, revision 8 Title: Redesign YaST Storage Code
Requested by: Arvin Schnell (aschnell) Requested by: Jiri Srain (jsrain) Partner organization: openSUSE.org
Description: The structure of the target-map (holding almost all storage data in YaST) is outdated and not documented. Adding new features, e.g. use whole disk for filesystem, bcache, dm-cache or switching to and from partitions on MD RAID, is difficult and error-prone. Thus a redesign is required to be prepared for new features and make the software more robust. During hackweek I evaluated using the boost graph library for libstorage. The result was announced and is explained, see references. I consider the redesign to be mandatory but not for a specific version (although as soon as possible). Note: This feature is about a redesign, new functionality must by requested as individual feature requests.
Relations: - Evaluation Project on GitHub (url: https://github.com/aschnell/libstorage-bgl-eval/wiki) - Announcment on yast-devel (url: http://lists.opensuse.org/yast-devel/2014-10/msg00045.html)
Documentation Impact: No impact
Test Case: Internal test cases & integration test in openQA
Business case (Partner benefit): openSUSE.org: A must have before new features are requested by customers. Each new feature is harder and harder to implement with the current Yast Storage.
Discussion: #1: Jiri Srain (jsrain) (2018-02-20 07:45:46Z) Added this Fate for SLES15 for release notes entry.
Release Notes: Clean-up of the Views in the Partitioner
Challenge: Some views were removed from the partitioner: * Crypt Files * Device Mapper * Unused Devices * Mount Graph + In addition, the "Hard Disks" view does not display devices that cannot + be manipulated using the partitioner. That includes: + * Unformatted DASDs + * Individual devices (i.e. wires) of a Multipath device + * Disks that are part of a BIOS RAID