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Bug Fix Advisory iasl bug fix and enhancement update

Advisory: RHBA-2010:0226-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2010-03-30
Last updated on: 2010-03-30
Affected Products: RHEL Desktop Multi OS (v. 5 client)
RHEL Virtualization (v. 5 server)

Details

An updated iasl package that fixes a bug and introduces a feature
enhancement is now available.

iasl compiles ASL (ACPI Source Language) into AML (ACPI Machine Language),
which is suitable for inclusion as a DSDT in system firmware. It also can
disassemble AML, for debugging purposes.

* the default version of iasl was old, and could not properly decode DMAR
tables. This sometimes resulted in incorrect decoding. Updating to the
latest version of the iasl package has corrected this behavior, and DMAR
tables are now decoded correctly. (BZ#518109)

* the iasl package has been updated to the latest version. (BZ#518209)

Users are advised to upgrade to this updated iasl package, which resolves
this issue.


Solution

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
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

RHEL Desktop Multi OS (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
iasl-20090123-1.el5.src.rpm     MD5: 534e6f10e98f4504d71a57230afd2256
 
x86_64:
iasl-20090123-1.el5.x86_64.rpm     MD5: ceca94ce376d64e2ae5508ad1b2c556a
SHA-256: 91c77771a7a666e885cff5de3feece341b50d69bd14800cb1f35de595d363dfe
 
RHEL Virtualization (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
iasl-20090123-1.el5.src.rpm     MD5: 534e6f10e98f4504d71a57230afd2256
 
x86_64:
iasl-20090123-1.el5.x86_64.rpm     MD5: ceca94ce376d64e2ae5508ad1b2c556a
SHA-256: 91c77771a7a666e885cff5de3feece341b50d69bd14800cb1f35de595d363dfe
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

518109 - iasl doesn't properly decode DMAR tables
518209 - Rebase iasl to latest upstream version



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