Recommended update for mdadm

SUSE Recommended Update: Recommended update for mdadm
Announcement ID: SUSE-RU-2018:3155-1
Rating: moderate
References: #1105628
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3

An update that has one recommended fix can now be installed.


This update for mdadm fixes the following issue:
A mdadm based device could not be created the first time when having an ID bigger than 511, with fixes:

  • Create: tell udev md device is not ready when first created. (bsc#1105628)
  • mdadm/mdopen: create new function create_named_array for writing to new_array (bsc#1105628)

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-SP3:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP3-2018-2235=1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP3-2018-2235=1

Package List:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3 (aarch64 ppc64le s390x x86_64):
    • mdadm-4.0-6.19.5
    • mdadm-debuginfo-4.0-6.19.5
    • mdadm-debugsource-4.0-6.19.5
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3 (x86_64):
    • mdadm-4.0-6.19.5
    • mdadm-debuginfo-4.0-6.19.5
    • mdadm-debugsource-4.0-6.19.5