SUSE-RU-2019:0108-1: moderate: Recommended update for ndctl

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Wed Jan 16 10:08:58 MST 2019

   SUSE Recommended Update: Recommended update for ndctl

Announcement ID:    SUSE-RU-2019:0108-1
Rating:             moderate
References:         #1107113 #1110425 #1120931 
Affected Products:
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Server Applications 15

   An update that has three recommended fixes can now be


   This update provides version 63 of ndctl and brings many fixes and

   - Use Type=simple instead of Type=forking for service (bsc#1120931)
   - Enable ppc64le build (FATE#326817)
   - Drop 'v' from pkgconfig-version (breaks 'ipmctl'). (bsc#1107113,
   - ars: Don't invalidate the user-provided command.
   - autoconf: Include sys/mman.h for MAP_SYNC.
   - bash-completion: Add completion for ndctl-monitor.
   - build: Introduce --with-{bash,systemd}.
   - check-labels: Correct check-labels message wording.
   - configure: Add -Wunused-result and -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 to cflags.
   - contrib/do_abidiff: Make the build more robust.
   - contrib: Add helper scripts for new release.
   - destroy-namespace: Check for an already-zeroed info block.
   - documentation/create-namespace: Clarify fsdax wording.
   - documentation: Add a newline in namespace Theory of Operations.
   - documentation: Add asciidoctor-extensions.rb to .gitignore.
   - documentation: Add inject-smart to the Makefile.
   - documentation: Add man page for monitor.
   - documentation: Add namespace 'theory of operation'.
   - documentation: Add the support for asciidoctor.
   - documentation: Clarify the dimm id for ndctl list d option.
   - documentation: Document the label-version option for init-labels.
   - documentation: Fix title and section markers
   - documentation: Use asciidoctor by default.
   - filter: Fix "keyword 'all' is ignored" in util_<obj>_filter().
   - filter: Refacor util_<obj>_filter() to support multiple space-seperated
   - inject-error: Add a --saturate option.
   - inject-smart: Add an interface to inject ctrl-temperature.
   - inject-smart: Add an option to uninject smart fields.
   - inject-smart: Continue in spite of errors for uninject-all.
   - inject-smart: Fix man page to match the current behavior.
   - inject: Fix a resource leak in ndctl_namespace_get_clear_unit.
   - intel: Fallback to smart cached shutdown_count.
   - lib: Add APIs for retrieving namespace badblocks.
   - lib: Add dirty-shutdown-count retrieval helper.
   - lib: Refactor badblocks retrieval routines.
   - libndctl/ars: Add an API to retrieve clear_err_unit.
   - libndctl/inject: Add 'v2' APIs for inject and uninject.
   - libndctl/inject: Inject fewer bytes per block by default.
   - libndctl/test: Fix a couple of unchecked returns.
   - libndctl: Fix a resource leak in ndctl_dimm_get_{{event_}flags, health}.
   - libndctl: Fix potential buffer overflow in write_cache APIs.
   - libndctl: Fix the uninject-error API actually injecting errors.
   - libndctl: Improve debug prints in wait_for_scrub_completion.
   - libndctl: Set errno for routines that don't return an error status.
   - list: Add alarm_enable_<field> to list.
   - list: Add controller temperature threshold and alarm.
   - list: Add controller temperature.
   - list: Always output array without --human.
   - list: Display the 'map' location in listings.
   - list: Fix the verbosity level formatting in the man page.
   - monitor: Add [--verbose] option to emit extra debug messages.
   - monitor: Add [Install] Section to systemd unit file of ndctl-monitor.
   - monitor: Add a config-file section to the man page.
   - monitor: Add a new command - monitor.
   - monitor: Add main ndctl monitor configuration file.
   - monitor: Add the unit file of systemd for ndctl-monitor service.
   - monitor: Add timestamp and pid to log messages in log_file().
   - monitor: Fix a resource leak in parse_monitor_event.
   - monitor: Fix duplicate prefix in monitor.log.
   - monitor: Fix formatting for --log in the man page.
   - monitor: Fix memory leak in monitor_event.
   - monitor: Fix memory leak in read_config_file.
   - monitor: Fix the lack of detection of invalid dimm-events.
   - monitor: Fix the lack of detection of invalid path of log file.
   - monitor: Fix the severity of "daemon started" message.
   - monitor: Improve error reporting throughout monitor.c.
   - monitor: In daemon mode, exit successfully if no DIMMs are found.
   - monitor: Set default log destination to syslog if "--daemon" is
   - namespace: Rework namespace action accounting.
   - ndctl: Add 'list' verbose options.
   - ndctl: Add
   - ndctl: Add a test file to .gitignore.
   - ndctl: Add an API to check support for smart injection.
   - ndctl: Add an api for getting the ars_status overflow flag.
   - ndctl: Autoconf detect BUS_MCEERR_AR.
   - ndctl: Create ndctl udev rules for dirty shutdown.
   - ndctl: Deprecate undocumented short-options.
   - ndctl: Fix ABI breakage due to rename of fw_info_get_updated_version.
   - ndctl: Fix a resource leak in submit_get_firmware_info.
   - ndctl: Fix libtool versioning.
   - ndctl: Fix potential null dereference in the smart error handler.
   - ndctl: Hide null uuids.
   - ndctl: Refactor validation of the ars_status command.
   - ndctl: Remove dependency on linker garbage collection.
   - ndctl: Remove warnings when -O0 is used with -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2.
   - ndctl: Revert "ndctl, intel: Fallback to smart cached shutdown_count".
   - ndctl: Revert "ndctl: Create ndctl udev rules for dirty shutdown".
   - ndctl: Simplify JSON print flag handling.
   - ndctl: Suppress command errors if fallback exists.
   - ndctl: Update for code blocks.
   - ndctl: Use max_available_extent for namespace.
   - ndctl: Warn on variables declared after statement.
   - ndctl: Work around kernel memory corruption.
   - Fix revision update checks.
   - spec: Use pkgconfig for systemd.
   - test/monitor: Fix inject-smart field in test_filter_dimmevent.
   - test: Add NFIT_TEST_BUS[01] variable and some helper funtions to common.
   - test: Add UUID_LIBS for list_smart_dimm.
   - test: Add a MADV_HWPOISON test.
   - test: Add a new unit test for max_available_extent namespace.
   - test: Add a new unit test for monitor.
   - test: Add a new unit test pfn metadata error clearing.
   - test: Add common helper functions for test scripts.
   - test: Add device-dax MADV_HWPOISON test.
   - test: Add start/wait scrub to injection tests.
   - test: Check availability of MAP_SYNC for poison test.
   - test: Cleanup test scripts.
   - test: Convert remaining tests to use test/common.
   - test: Disable poison tests for now.
   - test: Fix a potential null pointer dereference in 'ndctl test'.
   - test: Fix a resource leak in check_smart_threshold.
   - test: Fix return code.
   - test: Fix to work with label support.
   - test: Fix tests for the array vs object listing fix.
   - test: Fix timeouts in device-dax.
   - test: Remove an unused variable assignment.
   - test: Remove the firmware image file before the test end.
   - test: Update libndctl test for controller temperature valid.
   - test: Update tests for capacity vs namespace-label locking.
   - tests: Add a new unit test for inject-smart.
   - udev: Fix a resource leak in save_unsafe_shutdown_count.
   - util/json: Add a util_namespace_badblocks_to_json() helper.
   - util/json: Add comments around re-checking the UTIL_JSON_MEDIA_ERRORS
   - util/json: Fix an error check for region resource.
   - util/strbuf.h: Include sys/types.h for ssize_t definition.
   - util: Add OPTION_FILENAME to parse_opt_type.

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 Module for Server Applications 15:

      zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Server-Applications-15-2019-108=1

Package List:

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Server Applications 15 (x86_64):



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