ANNOUNCE: mdadm 1.1.0 - A tool for managing Soft RAID under Linux

Neil Brown (
Mon, 3 Mar 2003 10:23:05 +1100

I am pleased to announce the availability of
mdadm version 1.1.0
It is available at

as a source tar-ball and (at the first site) as an SRPM, and as an RPM for i386.

mdadm is a tool for creating, managing and monitoring
device arrays using the "md" driver in Linux, also
known as Software RAID arrays.

Release 1.1.0 contains a number of spell corrections, and bug fixes.
It has improved support for MULTIPATH arrays.
It has some new features including:
--daemonise for use with --monitor
--config=partitions to find devices by examining /proc/partitions
--update=super-minor to change the recorded minor-number for an array

Much of the improvements are due to user feed-back. Thanks are due to all who
gave suggestions and reported problems.

I expect the next major release to be 2.0.0 which will include support for
a new super-block format soon to be supported by 2.5 series kernels.

Development of mdadm is sponsored by CSE@UNSW:
The School of Computer Science and Engineering
The University of New South Wales

NeilBrown 03/03/03
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