I'd like to add some comments for the SRU verification.
This issue was discovered on a customer's system which is not currently
available for verification. Analyzing the error code in the original
bug was when mdadm assemble was called on an array that was incomplete
(some members not available) and produced a return code of '2'. The
curtin code that handles mdadm assembly was not expecting a return code
of '2' and exited.
After examination of the process, curtin is attempting to assemble any
arrays to discover any block device dependencies in an effort to wipe
them all clean (ensuring that we can install and reboot into a system
configured as expected). We determined that during storage preparation
curtin does not care specifically if assembly fails as it was going to
*wipe* the target block devices in any case; thus adding a flag to
ignore return codes from mdadm assembly during this phase was the
We were not able to simulate this particular failure, so instead we have
a unittest which explicitly returns a value of 2 to simulate the
situation and ensure that during our prepare phase we ignore those
Despite not recreating this specific error, we feel confident that the
fix for wiping previous md devices is fixed in this release.
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