Bug Fix Advisory libspe2 bug fix and enhancement update

Advisory: RHBA-2009:1263-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2009-09-02
Last updated on: 2009-09-02
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)


An updated libspe2 package (re-based to upstream version 2.3.0-135) is now

The SPE Runtime Management Library, libspe, provides the standardized
low-level API for application access to the Cell Broadband Engine's
Synergistic Processing Elements (SPEs). This API is neutral with respect to
the underlying operating system and its SPE management methods.

This update re-bases the libspe 2.0 library to upstream version 2.3.0-135,
which adds ADA bindings to support the ADA programming language and applies
several bug fixes from upstream. (BZ#475619 and BZ#475637)

Users are advised to upgrade to this update.


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

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

libspe2-     MD5: 2accfcbd6f1bf773662e28fb40299141
elfspe2-     MD5: 54977ca18352c2b7d632e400e25d2f03
libspe2-     MD5: 98b60950b773eea49b63b135fe00c0a1
libspe2-     MD5: 49083abc8bb750c14b89e9747907f3e5
libspe2-ada-     MD5: 2a3c8b432089342658858e301bb27b12
libspe2-ada-     MD5: dff20791928ea47fc28679aaefd6ae0c
libspe2-devel-     MD5: 2ba2bf81a739539c9048d40b6c5e114a
libspe2-devel-     MD5: 0a7cbd8965e40db11f73ac725de5a3f0
spu-tools-     MD5: f1b6fcbfba0a59f1f3d81afc4d37a47f
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

475619 - [LTC 5.4 FEAT] libspe2 and elfspe2 maintenance from upstream [201775]
475637 - [LTC 5.4 FEAT] spu-tools maintenance from upstream [201776]


CBE, cell, libspe, spu-tools

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