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SubjectRe: ANNOUNCE: mdadm 4.0 - A tool for managing md Soft RAID under Linux

On 01/12/2017 12:59 AM, Jes Sorensen wrote:
> On 01/11/17 11:52, Shaohua Li wrote:
>> On Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 11:49:04AM -0600, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>>> Jes Sorensen wrote:
>>>> I am pleased to announce the availability of
>>>> mdadm version 4.0
>>>> It is available at the usual places:
>>>> and via git at
>>>> git://
>>>> The update in major version number primarily indicates this is a
>>>> release by it's new maintainer. In addition it contains a large number
>>>> of fixes in particular for IMSM RAID and clustered RAID support. In
>>>> addition this release includes support for IMSM 4k sector drives,
>>>> failfast and better documentation for journaled RAID.
>>> Thank you for the new release. Unfortunately I get 9 failures running the
>>> test suite:
>>> tests/00raid1... FAILED
>>> tests/07autoassemble... FAILED
>>> tests/07changelevels... FAILED
>>> tests/07revert-grow... FAILED
>>> tests/07revert-inplace... FAILED
>>> tests/07testreshape5... FAILED
>>> tests/10ddf-fail-twice... FAILED
>>> tests/20raid5journal... FAILED
>>> tests/10ddf-incremental-wrong-order... FAILED
>> Yep, several tests usually fail. It appears some checks aren't always good. At
>> least the 'check' function for reshape/resync isn't reliable in my test, I saw
>> 07changelevelintr fails frequently.
> That is my experience as well - some of them are affected by the kernel
> version too. We probably need to look into making them more reliable.

If possible, it could be a potential topic for lsf/mm raid discussion as
Coly suggested
in previous mail.

Is current test can run the test for different raid level, say, "./test
--raidtype=raid1" could
execute all the *r1* tests, does it make sense to do it if we don't
support it now.


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