Recommended update for mdadm

SUSE Recommended Update: Recommended update for mdadm
Announcement ID: SUSE-RU-2017:2724-1
Rating: moderate
References: #1003568 #1009954 #1020405 #1031452 #1032802 #1047183 #953595 #966773
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4

  • An update that has 8 recommended fixes can now be installed.


    This update for mdadm fixes the following issues:

    - Fix superblock's max_dev when adding a new disk in linear array.
    - Avoid error message if component devices contain hyphen in name.
    - Fix misleading error code returned by mdadm --detail on inactive arrays.
    (bsc#966773, bsc#1020405)
    - Fix "Insufficient head-space for reshape" error. (bsc#953595)
    - Do not assign numbers to missing raid disks when printing information to
    avoid duplication and confusion. (bsc#1047183)
    - Only issue change events for kernels older than 2.6.28, preventing a
    race condition that could lead to broken symbolic links against /dev/mdX
    devices. (bsc#1003568)
    - Fix handling of MD arrays with devices that have been assigned very
    large minor numbers. This affects systems with more than 128 MD arrays.

    Patch Instructions:

    To install this SUSE Recommended Update use YaST online_update.
    Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:
      zypper in -t patch slessp4-mdadm-13313=1
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:
      zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-mdadm-13313=1

    To bring your system up-to-date, use "zypper patch".

    Package List:

    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4 (i586 ia64 ppc64 s390x x86_64):
      • mdadm-3.3.1-10.13.1
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4 (i586 ia64 ppc64 s390x x86_64):
      • mdadm-debuginfo-3.3.1-10.13.1
      • mdadm-debugsource-3.3.1-10.13.1