Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 149874
md: mount(pid xxxx) used obsolete MD ioctl, upgrade your software to use new ictls.
Last modified: 2013-08-05 21:12:52 EDT
Description of problem:
mount -l generate the following error message:
md: mount(pid 28113) used obsolete MD ioctl, upgrade your software
to use new ictls.
When the device is a Raid Device. the md.c file is not complete, some
case are missing.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. configure a raid device
2. run mount -l
Something is displayed but get an error message in /var/log/message
No error message and all information
We are experiencing the same issue with a multipath array an AS 2.1
Is this issue causing any data loss or corruption, or are you still able to use
the MD array?
No data loss here, but it's damn annoying to have my log files filled with this useless message because
automated monitoring software calls mount to validate system state frequently, and causes the kernel to
spew this to /var/log/messages constantly.
Can we please get an errata for 2.1 that will silence this bogus error?
BTW, this is the same issue as 145486, which is older than this bug. Note that both bugs were opened
during the Phase 2 (Deployment Support) of RHEL 2.1, so this issue should qualify for a bug fix errata,
especially since it was caused by a RHEL 2.1 kernel update that changed the behavior of the userspace
interface from the original shipped kernel in RHEL 2.1.
At this time RHEL2.1 kernel errata are only released for the most severe issues
such as data corruption or security vulnerabilities. This issue will not be fixed.