Feature #18


Machine-friendly output

Added by Andras Horvath 3771 days ago. Updated 2031 days ago.

Status:New Start:01/23/2009
Priority:Normal Due date:
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Target version:2.1


Add an option to produce truly machine-friendly output
  • for listing RAID setup details (e.g. for automated filesystem creation.)
  • optimally, the same format could be used as input as well (say automated RAID creation, verification, settings changes etc. in large-scale environments)

I imagine a CSV-like format, or at worst XML.


Updated by Mikhail Yakshin 3771 days ago

  • Target version set to 2.0

Let's discuss what's bad with current machine-readable output formats? We're using tab-separated, which is almost the same as CSV for parsing purposes. If your task is automatic filesystem creation - let's see what tools do you plan to use for it? sfdisk, parted, mkfs.*, something else? In fact, we can implement "sidekick" utilities such as ones we already have (raid-wizard-optimal, raid-wizard-passthrough) to make automatic filesystem creation after automatic RAID creation, for example. Would that fit?

Updated by Mikhail Yakshin 2031 days ago

  • Target version changed from 2.0 to 2.1

Postponed to 2.1

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