[linux-lvm] lvcreate and lvremove --quiet option is not quiet

Mike Snitzer snitzer at redhat.com
Tue Feb 15 13:41:15 UTC 2011

On Tue, Feb 15 2011 at  8:02am -0500,
Jeff <jlar310 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 12:14 PM, Alasdair G Kergon <agk at redhat.com> wrote:
> > The simple problem is that the code today does not distinguish between
> > essential output (to stdout) and incidental output (to stdout).
> >
> > If I run 'pvs' I expect a list of PVs.
> > If I run 'pvs --quiet' do I still expect to see that list?
> >
> > Today, there is no distinction: pvs output and the message you're wanting
> > to suppress are the same category of message.
> Yes, there should be a difference between "do-something" commands and
> "tell-me-something" commands. I hope there aren't too many cases where
> that's a gray area.

Ignoring the fact that we have a --quiet option for a moment, why is
the additional output of the command(s) so problematic?

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