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Bug #12919

cfgadm error message when no devices found is rather confusing

Added by Robert Mustacchi about 1 month ago. Updated about 1 month ago.

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New
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Normal
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cmd - userland programs
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Description

When attempting to list devices with cfgadm, if none are present, then both config_list() and config_list_ext() return CFGA_NOTSUPP as an error message. When this is presented, a user is presented with the following:

# cfgadm -al
'cfgadm: Configuration administration not supported'

In this case, this error message would be much clearer if the program indicated that there were no devices to administer as it was a virtual machine with no devices that cfgadm could operate on. It likely would make sense to add a specific error type that indicates there were no supported devices as this error message is also used when operating in a non-global zone, where it would make a lot more sense..

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Updated by Robert Mustacchi about 1 month ago

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