SUSE-RU-2016:1649-1: moderate: Recommended update for mdadm

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Tue Jun 21 12:10:08 MDT 2016

   SUSE Recommended Update: Recommended update for mdadm

Announcement ID:    SUSE-RU-2016:1649-1
Rating:             moderate
References:         #853944 #930417 #939124 #952644 #953380 #953595 
                    #956236 #958597 #966773 #974154 
Affected Products:
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12

   An update that has 10 recommended fixes can now be


   This update for mdadm fixes the following issues:

   - A segmentation fault when a disk is re-added to the system shortly after
     being removed. (bsc#974154)
   - A problem when adding a spare disk to a degraded array. (bsc#958597)
   - A misleading error code returned by mdadm --detail on inactive arrays.
   - "Insufficient head-space for reshape" error when attempting to expand
     array on s390x systems. (bsc#953595)
   - Message "Starting Activate md array even though degraded..." could be
     erroneously printed at boot time. (bsc#853944)
   - A regression in "mdadm /dev/mdXX --remove failed" handling. (bsc#952644)
   - A regression when attempting to remove failed devices from an array.
   - Potential corruption of DDF anchor. (bsc#930417)
   - A crash when running --detail on a dm device which contains an md
     device. (bsc#939124)
   - Ignore multipath devices when not yet ready. (bsc#956236)

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 12:

      zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2016-981=1

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12:

      zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2016-981=1

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

Package List:

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 (ppc64le s390x x86_64):


   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 (x86_64):



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