Fedora 16 Update: mdadm-3.2.3-6.fc16

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Fedora Update Notification
2012-02-25 07:52:18

Name        : mdadm
Product     : Fedora 16
Version     : 3.2.3
Release     : 6.fc16
URL         : http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/raid/mdadm/
Summary     : The mdadm program controls Linux md devices (software RAID arrays)
Description :
The mdadm program is used to create, manage, and monitor Linux MD (software
RAID) devices.  As such, it provides similar functionality to the raidtools
package.  However, mdadm is a single program, and it can perform
almost all functions without a configuration file, though a configuration
file can be used to help with some common tasks.

Update Information:

This is an update to the mdadm package.

This update fixes two minor bugs.

All users of mdadm RAIDs are encouraged to upgrade.
This is an update to the mdadm package.

This update fixes a problem where raids using bitmaps would fail to add some of the devices in the raid, due to mdadm attempting to write to a mis-aligned buffer using O_DIRECT.

In addition it contains the mdadm portion of the fixes needed to unroll mounts back to the initramfs, in be able to reboot when the root devices is on an IMSM raid. Note this change requires corresponding updates to systemd and dracut to resolve the unroll reboot problem.

If your root device is located on an IMSM RAID, please make sure to rebuild your initramfs, before rebooting the system.

All users of mdadm RAIDs are encouraged to upgrade.

* Thu Feb 23 2012 Jes Sorensen <Jes.Sorensen at redhat.com> - 3.2.3-6
- Fix double free on buggy old kernel sysfs read
- Fix segfault if trying to write superblock to non existing device
- Resolves: bz795707 (f17) bz795747 (f16) bz795748 (f15)
- Resolves: bz795461 (f17) bz795749 (f16) bz795750 (f15)
* Thu Feb 16 2012 Jes Sorensen <Jes.Sorensen at redhat.com> - 3.2.3-5
- Fix issue with devices failing to be added to a raid using bitmaps,
  due to trying to write the bitmap with mis-aligned buffers using
- Resolves: bz789898 (f16) bz791189 (f15)
* Mon Jan 30 2012 Jes Sorensen <Jes.Sorensen at redhat.com> - 3.2.3-4
- Add support for --offroot to mdadm/mdmon
- Resolves: bz785739 (rawhide) bz785737 (f16) bz771405 (f15)
* Thu Jan 12 2012 Jes Sorensen <Jes.Sorensen at redhat.com> - 3.2.3-3
- Fix case where we have to retry in case a remove fails due to an array
  being busy
- Resolves: bz773337 (rawhide) bz773340 (f16) bz773341 (f15)
* Thu Jan  5 2012 Jes Sorensen <Jes.Sorensen at redhat.com> - 3.2.3-2
- Workaround for gcc-4.7 strict aliasing breaking the build
* Wed Jan  4 2012 Jes Sorensen <Jes.Sorensen at redhat.com> - 3.2.3-1
- Update to upstream 3.2.3
- Resolves: bz770110 (rawhide) bz771413 (f16) bz759014 (rawhide)
- Resolves: bz759015 (f16) bz759035 (rawhide) bz759036 (f16)
- Resolves: bz771608 (f15) bz759016 (f15) bz759039 (f15)
* Mon Nov 21 2011 Jes Sorensen <Jes.Sorensen at redhat.com> - 3.2.2-15
- Backport upstream fix for memory leak that can prevent migration to
  RAID5 from completing.
- Backport upstream fix preventing mounting a device while it is in
  process of reshaping
- Resolves: bz755005 bz755009
* Wed Nov  9 2011 Jes Sorensen <Jes.Sorensen at redhat.com> - 3.2.2-14
- Backport upstream fixes to prevent growing v0.90 metadata raid out
  of supported size.
- Add missing 'disable' argument to systemctl in preun script
- Resolves: bz735306 (Fedora 15) bz748731 (Fedora 16) bz748732 (rawhide),
  Resolves: bz751716

  [ 1 ] Bug #795747 - double-free upon "old buggy kernel" sysfs_read failure
  [ 2 ] Bug #795749 - NULL-deref (segfault) upon create using nonexistent device
  [ 3 ] Bug #789898 - mdadm silently fails to add devices to a degraded array with bitmaps
  [ 4 ] Bug #785737 - update mdadm/mdmon to work with systemd unrolling mounts to initramfs mount on shutdown

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update mdadm' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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