Recommended update for mdadm

SUSE Recommended Update: Recommended update for mdadm
Announcement ID: SUSE-RU-2020:1015-1
Rating: moderate
References: #1129900 #1162479 #1168532
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP5

An update that has three recommended fixes can now be installed.


This update for mdadm fixes the following issues:

  • Add support for RAID0 layouts. (bsc#1162479)
  • Fix for issue to avoid unexpected switching from raid0 to raid4 by using option '--grow'. (bsc#1129900)
  • Fix for the issue that mdadm contains faulty systemd unit files. (bsc#1168532)

Patch Instructions:

To install this SUSE Recommended Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or "zypper patch".
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP5:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP5-2020-1015=1

Package List:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP5 (aarch64 ppc64le s390x x86_64):
    • mdadm-4.1-4.5.1
    • mdadm-debuginfo-4.1-4.5.1
    • mdadm-debugsource-4.1-4.5.1