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Bug Fix Advisory Updated kernel with bugfixes available

Advisory: RHBA-2002:110-09
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2002-06-10
Last updated on: 2002-06-20
Affected Products: Red Hat Linux 7.3

Details

An updated kernel that fixes several bugs is available for Red Hat Linux 7.3.
An interaction between grub and machines using the DAC960 driver has been
resolved. The Pentium IV SMP PGE/pagetable bug has also been fixed. In
addition, bugs in the NFS client code have been fixed.

The NFS client in the Red Hat Linux 7.3 clients would negotiate a 32Kb
"window" when connecting to NetApp(tm) filers. This high value caused
several problems in practice.

There was an interaction between the grub bootloader and the Mylex
AcceleRAID/eXtremeRAID driver that caused the system to not find the root
filesystem if it resided on this controller.

Several other smaller bugs have been resolved as well.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

The procedure for upgrading the kernel manually is documented at:
http://www.redhat.com/support/docs/howto/kernel-upgrade/
Please read the directions for your architecture carefully before
proceeding with the kernel upgrade.

Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network. Many
people find this to be an easier way to apply updates. To use Red Hat
Network, launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system. Note that you need to select the kernel
explicitly on default configurations of up2date.

Updated packages

Red Hat Linux 7.3

SRPMS:
kernel-2.4.18-5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: 5c7068b6c75fc80f820d78d9fe1303a6
 
IA-32:
kernel-2.4.18-5.athlon.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: bfce6428d872b82ec4a580448a742bb2
kernel-2.4.18-5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: bab86eef06fe6b26d18b642d9cb62c64
kernel-2.4.18-5.i586.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: c176bde08b227c16a5c2bb5b08f8895b
kernel-2.4.18-5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: 4fba5e2c4d48a502dd0bc73ebc264d04
kernel-BOOT-2.4.18-5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: b71ad7e96f0cc8b5e975fb79603f5c0e
kernel-bigmem-2.4.18-5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: d588cbb93295e1b091f885d09e330d70
kernel-debug-2.4.18-5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:098
    MD5: 6226daa6ab6de0e49b27a04e3deb51be
kernel-doc-2.4.18-5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: e332107e7ed38df9979cc2e64c587b52
kernel-smp-2.4.18-5.athlon.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: aff19e8dbdba54af1baaf142361b0d82
kernel-smp-2.4.18-5.i586.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: bcb1cbdb822b0217307194151bb589e9
kernel-smp-2.4.18-5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: 5c48a75003c0cba4f49c20bdd9fbb737
kernel-source-2.4.18-5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: cb786f574ded30fe01254059b0239c0c
 

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

64825 - Interrupt counts are all 1000000000 too high
64838 - /proc/ksyms is truncated with cat, dd works
64921 - NFS version 3 hangs
64959 - problem with airo.o and airo_cs.o wireless modules
64984 - Redhat 7.3: nfs writes very slow.
65069 - Copy 300k data crashed NetApp
65110 - DRM modules were not built for i386 kernel
65149 - Highpoint proc info segfaults when using cat
65176 - broken urandom (PATCH INCLUDED)
65182 - RFE: i586-up kernel missing from 2.4.18-4 errata
65207 - Kernel panic: No init found, with DAC960 RAID controller
65264 - iwconfig WEP key configuration fails 7.2 worked fine. Using airo
65772 - close() hangs on file in NFS-mounted dir using
66143 - System hang after 5-12 h IO stress - flushtlb problem?


Keywords

dac960, NFS, xosview


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