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Bug Fix Advisory dracut bug fix and enhancement update

Advisory: RHBA-2011:0523-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2011-05-19
Last updated on: 2011-05-19
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

Details

Updated dracut packages that fix several bugs and add some enhancements are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The dracut package is an event-driven initramfs generator infrastructure based
around udev. The initramfs is loaded together with the kernel at boot time and
initializes the system, so it can read and boot from the root partition.

This update fixes a number of bugs and adds a number of enhancements. For
full details of this update, refer to the Technical Notes, linked in the
References section.

All users of dracut are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
resolve these issues and add these enhancements.


Solution

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

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)

SRPMS:
dracut-004-53.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: e023cdf684e8312a08a44d2205ae9e8d
SHA-256: 7fb32585d9ca48a7a85e3ea778ade3952c9666b0038080f6f50d9bd325e3adba
 
IA-32:
dracut-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 919355676111fcb2e4255984eff30499
SHA-256: eac29fcff67c20425cee0367b81f7cd3ebc9f3983f2caa52da19e333f9311e07
dracut-caps-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 78f0cb17142a22bb0e70925238897f47
SHA-256: e9bdd6375e00d6cd9b73b9f67b288db8d6dd18659018d1a43048c0cf1d64a445
dracut-fips-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: de1cc0f87be84dbc644a757a01c7339f
SHA-256: 05b242e01d75e64dcc99e770c063925ef35d1601982cc705ccb26a918176e9f5
dracut-generic-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 76433172646ed5982af16a1d7ae7e870
SHA-256: 64c73169699fa46843195f7bdc8b4539068899836737005af9ec248961f7ce50
dracut-kernel-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 50f971155281203d1c024cecf8d13c00
SHA-256: 3c78c0f10a1eb53450361dc2e9d65539a6f6b113cdb2807268826d3e77ba9a47
dracut-network-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 3ca56d1e164a8a61d643e67d7f136581
SHA-256: 0f4d568821d80d1420267ee40d06a324c1046f713e4afc8d750fad3e9fa56ad4
dracut-tools-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: cc662ae6d790bdb8e3bbdc6b62e27f8e
SHA-256: 0d5d180ea707cd11193e60e50623b1b102303bd97ccbc36180433a6c11fe2d15
 
x86_64:
dracut-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 919355676111fcb2e4255984eff30499
SHA-256: eac29fcff67c20425cee0367b81f7cd3ebc9f3983f2caa52da19e333f9311e07
dracut-caps-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 78f0cb17142a22bb0e70925238897f47
SHA-256: e9bdd6375e00d6cd9b73b9f67b288db8d6dd18659018d1a43048c0cf1d64a445
dracut-fips-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: de1cc0f87be84dbc644a757a01c7339f
SHA-256: 05b242e01d75e64dcc99e770c063925ef35d1601982cc705ccb26a918176e9f5
dracut-generic-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 76433172646ed5982af16a1d7ae7e870
SHA-256: 64c73169699fa46843195f7bdc8b4539068899836737005af9ec248961f7ce50
dracut-kernel-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 50f971155281203d1c024cecf8d13c00
SHA-256: 3c78c0f10a1eb53450361dc2e9d65539a6f6b113cdb2807268826d3e77ba9a47
dracut-network-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 3ca56d1e164a8a61d643e67d7f136581
SHA-256: 0f4d568821d80d1420267ee40d06a324c1046f713e4afc8d750fad3e9fa56ad4
dracut-tools-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: cc662ae6d790bdb8e3bbdc6b62e27f8e
SHA-256: 0d5d180ea707cd11193e60e50623b1b102303bd97ccbc36180433a6c11fe2d15
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)

SRPMS:
dracut-004-53.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: e023cdf684e8312a08a44d2205ae9e8d
SHA-256: 7fb32585d9ca48a7a85e3ea778ade3952c9666b0038080f6f50d9bd325e3adba
 
x86_64:
dracut-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 919355676111fcb2e4255984eff30499
SHA-256: eac29fcff67c20425cee0367b81f7cd3ebc9f3983f2caa52da19e333f9311e07
dracut-caps-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 78f0cb17142a22bb0e70925238897f47
SHA-256: e9bdd6375e00d6cd9b73b9f67b288db8d6dd18659018d1a43048c0cf1d64a445
dracut-fips-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: de1cc0f87be84dbc644a757a01c7339f
SHA-256: 05b242e01d75e64dcc99e770c063925ef35d1601982cc705ccb26a918176e9f5
dracut-generic-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 76433172646ed5982af16a1d7ae7e870
SHA-256: 64c73169699fa46843195f7bdc8b4539068899836737005af9ec248961f7ce50
dracut-kernel-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 50f971155281203d1c024cecf8d13c00
SHA-256: 3c78c0f10a1eb53450361dc2e9d65539a6f6b113cdb2807268826d3e77ba9a47
dracut-network-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 3ca56d1e164a8a61d643e67d7f136581
SHA-256: 0f4d568821d80d1420267ee40d06a324c1046f713e4afc8d750fad3e9fa56ad4
dracut-tools-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: cc662ae6d790bdb8e3bbdc6b62e27f8e
SHA-256: 0d5d180ea707cd11193e60e50623b1b102303bd97ccbc36180433a6c11fe2d15
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)

SRPMS:
dracut-004-53.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: e023cdf684e8312a08a44d2205ae9e8d
SHA-256: 7fb32585d9ca48a7a85e3ea778ade3952c9666b0038080f6f50d9bd325e3adba
 
IA-32:
dracut-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 919355676111fcb2e4255984eff30499
SHA-256: eac29fcff67c20425cee0367b81f7cd3ebc9f3983f2caa52da19e333f9311e07
dracut-caps-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 78f0cb17142a22bb0e70925238897f47
SHA-256: e9bdd6375e00d6cd9b73b9f67b288db8d6dd18659018d1a43048c0cf1d64a445
dracut-fips-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: de1cc0f87be84dbc644a757a01c7339f
SHA-256: 05b242e01d75e64dcc99e770c063925ef35d1601982cc705ccb26a918176e9f5
dracut-generic-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 76433172646ed5982af16a1d7ae7e870
SHA-256: 64c73169699fa46843195f7bdc8b4539068899836737005af9ec248961f7ce50
dracut-kernel-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 50f971155281203d1c024cecf8d13c00
SHA-256: 3c78c0f10a1eb53450361dc2e9d65539a6f6b113cdb2807268826d3e77ba9a47
dracut-network-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 3ca56d1e164a8a61d643e67d7f136581
SHA-256: 0f4d568821d80d1420267ee40d06a324c1046f713e4afc8d750fad3e9fa56ad4
dracut-tools-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: cc662ae6d790bdb8e3bbdc6b62e27f8e
SHA-256: 0d5d180ea707cd11193e60e50623b1b102303bd97ccbc36180433a6c11fe2d15
 
PPC:
dracut-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 919355676111fcb2e4255984eff30499
SHA-256: eac29fcff67c20425cee0367b81f7cd3ebc9f3983f2caa52da19e333f9311e07
dracut-caps-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 78f0cb17142a22bb0e70925238897f47
SHA-256: e9bdd6375e00d6cd9b73b9f67b288db8d6dd18659018d1a43048c0cf1d64a445
dracut-fips-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: de1cc0f87be84dbc644a757a01c7339f
SHA-256: 05b242e01d75e64dcc99e770c063925ef35d1601982cc705ccb26a918176e9f5
dracut-generic-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 76433172646ed5982af16a1d7ae7e870
SHA-256: 64c73169699fa46843195f7bdc8b4539068899836737005af9ec248961f7ce50
dracut-kernel-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 50f971155281203d1c024cecf8d13c00
SHA-256: 3c78c0f10a1eb53450361dc2e9d65539a6f6b113cdb2807268826d3e77ba9a47
dracut-network-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 3ca56d1e164a8a61d643e67d7f136581
SHA-256: 0f4d568821d80d1420267ee40d06a324c1046f713e4afc8d750fad3e9fa56ad4
dracut-tools-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: cc662ae6d790bdb8e3bbdc6b62e27f8e
SHA-256: 0d5d180ea707cd11193e60e50623b1b102303bd97ccbc36180433a6c11fe2d15
 
s390x:
dracut-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 919355676111fcb2e4255984eff30499
SHA-256: eac29fcff67c20425cee0367b81f7cd3ebc9f3983f2caa52da19e333f9311e07
dracut-caps-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 78f0cb17142a22bb0e70925238897f47
SHA-256: e9bdd6375e00d6cd9b73b9f67b288db8d6dd18659018d1a43048c0cf1d64a445
dracut-fips-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: de1cc0f87be84dbc644a757a01c7339f
SHA-256: 05b242e01d75e64dcc99e770c063925ef35d1601982cc705ccb26a918176e9f5
dracut-generic-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 76433172646ed5982af16a1d7ae7e870
SHA-256: 64c73169699fa46843195f7bdc8b4539068899836737005af9ec248961f7ce50
dracut-kernel-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 50f971155281203d1c024cecf8d13c00
SHA-256: 3c78c0f10a1eb53450361dc2e9d65539a6f6b113cdb2807268826d3e77ba9a47
dracut-network-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 3ca56d1e164a8a61d643e67d7f136581
SHA-256: 0f4d568821d80d1420267ee40d06a324c1046f713e4afc8d750fad3e9fa56ad4
dracut-tools-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: cc662ae6d790bdb8e3bbdc6b62e27f8e
SHA-256: 0d5d180ea707cd11193e60e50623b1b102303bd97ccbc36180433a6c11fe2d15
 
x86_64:
dracut-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 919355676111fcb2e4255984eff30499
SHA-256: eac29fcff67c20425cee0367b81f7cd3ebc9f3983f2caa52da19e333f9311e07
dracut-caps-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 78f0cb17142a22bb0e70925238897f47
SHA-256: e9bdd6375e00d6cd9b73b9f67b288db8d6dd18659018d1a43048c0cf1d64a445
dracut-fips-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: de1cc0f87be84dbc644a757a01c7339f
SHA-256: 05b242e01d75e64dcc99e770c063925ef35d1601982cc705ccb26a918176e9f5
dracut-generic-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 76433172646ed5982af16a1d7ae7e870
SHA-256: 64c73169699fa46843195f7bdc8b4539068899836737005af9ec248961f7ce50
dracut-kernel-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 50f971155281203d1c024cecf8d13c00
SHA-256: 3c78c0f10a1eb53450361dc2e9d65539a6f6b113cdb2807268826d3e77ba9a47
dracut-network-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 3ca56d1e164a8a61d643e67d7f136581
SHA-256: 0f4d568821d80d1420267ee40d06a324c1046f713e4afc8d750fad3e9fa56ad4
dracut-tools-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: cc662ae6d790bdb8e3bbdc6b62e27f8e
SHA-256: 0d5d180ea707cd11193e60e50623b1b102303bd97ccbc36180433a6c11fe2d15
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

SRPMS:
dracut-004-53.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: e023cdf684e8312a08a44d2205ae9e8d
SHA-256: 7fb32585d9ca48a7a85e3ea778ade3952c9666b0038080f6f50d9bd325e3adba
 
IA-32:
dracut-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 919355676111fcb2e4255984eff30499
SHA-256: eac29fcff67c20425cee0367b81f7cd3ebc9f3983f2caa52da19e333f9311e07
dracut-caps-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 78f0cb17142a22bb0e70925238897f47
SHA-256: e9bdd6375e00d6cd9b73b9f67b288db8d6dd18659018d1a43048c0cf1d64a445
dracut-fips-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: de1cc0f87be84dbc644a757a01c7339f
SHA-256: 05b242e01d75e64dcc99e770c063925ef35d1601982cc705ccb26a918176e9f5
dracut-generic-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 76433172646ed5982af16a1d7ae7e870
SHA-256: 64c73169699fa46843195f7bdc8b4539068899836737005af9ec248961f7ce50
dracut-kernel-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 50f971155281203d1c024cecf8d13c00
SHA-256: 3c78c0f10a1eb53450361dc2e9d65539a6f6b113cdb2807268826d3e77ba9a47
dracut-network-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 3ca56d1e164a8a61d643e67d7f136581
SHA-256: 0f4d568821d80d1420267ee40d06a324c1046f713e4afc8d750fad3e9fa56ad4
dracut-tools-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: cc662ae6d790bdb8e3bbdc6b62e27f8e
SHA-256: 0d5d180ea707cd11193e60e50623b1b102303bd97ccbc36180433a6c11fe2d15
 
x86_64:
dracut-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 919355676111fcb2e4255984eff30499
SHA-256: eac29fcff67c20425cee0367b81f7cd3ebc9f3983f2caa52da19e333f9311e07
dracut-caps-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 78f0cb17142a22bb0e70925238897f47
SHA-256: e9bdd6375e00d6cd9b73b9f67b288db8d6dd18659018d1a43048c0cf1d64a445
dracut-fips-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: de1cc0f87be84dbc644a757a01c7339f
SHA-256: 05b242e01d75e64dcc99e770c063925ef35d1601982cc705ccb26a918176e9f5
dracut-generic-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 76433172646ed5982af16a1d7ae7e870
SHA-256: 64c73169699fa46843195f7bdc8b4539068899836737005af9ec248961f7ce50
dracut-kernel-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 50f971155281203d1c024cecf8d13c00
SHA-256: 3c78c0f10a1eb53450361dc2e9d65539a6f6b113cdb2807268826d3e77ba9a47
dracut-network-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 3ca56d1e164a8a61d643e67d7f136581
SHA-256: 0f4d568821d80d1420267ee40d06a324c1046f713e4afc8d750fad3e9fa56ad4
dracut-tools-004-53.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: cc662ae6d790bdb8e3bbdc6b62e27f8e
SHA-256: 0d5d180ea707cd11193e60e50623b1b102303bd97ccbc36180433a6c11fe2d15
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

595096 - udev md script bug
610466 - mkinitrd has no option --force
626389 - dracut fails to boot from dmraid sets on minimal installs
630911 - [NetApp 6.1 bug] bindings file issues with RHEL 6.0 root on dm-multipath installation
645648 - [6.0] Need a way to load a specified kernel module last.
645799 - Remove dependency on vconfig
650959 - dracut is accessing DM devices it shouldn't touch
669438 - Need to include checksum files for cryptsetup in FIPS mode in initramfs
674238 - Dracut should start multipathd with the new -B option in multipathd.sh
675118 - /pre-trigger/30parse-biosdevname.sh: 10: [[: not found
677340 - Need new modules in dracut
678294 - /var/log/dracut.log is missing
689694 - be2iscsi not brought up by iscsi_firmware parameter
691419 - dracut parameter "boot=<boot device>" broken for FIPS mode
692781 - Broadcom drivers missing from dracut-network


References



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