Manjaro Update 2015-05-30 (stable)

We are happy to announce our tenth update for Manjaro 0.8.12.

We are almost there. Therefor we released Manjaro 0.8.13-rc2 today.

With this we fixed the nasty “Data corruption on software RAID 0 when discard is used”-bug for all kernels (314 - 40), updated our tool-chain (some packages need still patches to be compatible to gcc5), bumped Plasma to 5.3.1 and fixed some other packages we maintain. As normal, this update includes also regular Archlinux upstream fixes (Sat May 30 14:14:33 CEST 2015).

Please give us feedback and report any findings with this update.

Kind regards, Philip Müller and the Manjaro Development Team

Recent Linux kernels (3.14.42,, 3.18.13, 3.19.8 & 4.0.3), pushed to the stable branch two weeks ago, suffered from a bug that can cause data corruption on file systems mounted with the discard option and residing on software RAID 0 arrays. Even if discard is not specified, the fstrim command can also trigger this bug. (If you do not use software RAID 0 or the discard option, then this issue does not affect you.)

The issue has been addressed in todays update. Due to the nature of the bug, however, it is likely that data corruption has already occurred on systems running the aforementioned kernels. It is strongly advised to verify the integrity of affected file systems using fsck and/or restore their data from known good backups. As an alternative you can reinstall Manjaro using 0.8.13-rc2 install medias.

For further information please read the LKML post by Holger Kiehl and the related article in our forum.

Current supported kernels

  • Linux310 3.10.79
  • Linux312 3.12.43
  • Linux313
  • Linux314 3.14.43
  • Linux316
  • Linux318 3.18.14
  • Linux319
  • Linux40 4.0.4

Package changes

  • community i686: 353 new and 333 removed package(s)
  • community x86_64: 354 new and 334 removed package(s)
  • core i686: 51 new and 51 removed package(s)
  • core x86_64: 51 new and 51 removed package(s)
  • extra i686: 315 new and 314 removed package(s)
  • extra x86_64: 315 new and 314 removed package(s)
  • multilib x86_64: 30 new and 30 removed package(s)

Written on May 30, 2015