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* use-tempnode-not-devnode.patch: change udev rules file to use $tempnode which works both on wheezy and jessie udev, instead of $devnode which only works in jessie. At this stage it is better to make rules file compatible with old version instead of adding versioned dependency. Should be removed for jessie+1. (Closes: #770883) * fix Closes: list in previous entry (Closes: #771852) # imported from the archive
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+Subject: ANNOUNCE: mdadm 3.1 - A tool for managing Soft RAID under Linux
+Hot on the heals of 3.0.3 I am pleased to announce the availability of
+ mdadm version 3.1
+It is available at the usual places:
+ countrycode=xx.
+ http://www.${countrycode}
+and via git at
+ git://
+It contains significant feature enhancements over 3.0.x
+The brief change log is:
+ - Support --grow to change the layout of RAID4/5/6
+ - Support --grow to change the chunksize of raid 4/5/6
+ - Support --grow to change level from RAID1 -> RAID5 -> RAID6 and
+ back.
+ - Support --grow to reduce the number of devices in RAID4/5/6.
+ - Support restart of these grow options which assembling an array
+ which is partially grown.
+ - Assorted tests of this code, and of different RAID6 layouts.
+Note that a 2.6.31 or later is needed to have access to these.
+Reducing devices in a RAID4/5/6 requires 2.6.32.
+Changing RAID5 to RAID1 requires 2.6.33.
+You should only upgrade if you need to use, or which to test, these
+NeilBrown 22nd October 2009