Bug Fix Advisory powerpc-utils bug fix and enhancement update

Advisory: RHBA-2011:0682-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2011-05-19
Last updated on: 2011-05-19
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)


An updated powerpc-utils package that fixes various bugs and adds an enhancement
is now available.

The powerpc-utils package contains utilities for PowerPC platform.

This updated powerpc-utils package includes fixes for the following bugs:

* The man pages for several powerpc-utils executables (drmgr, lsdevinfo,
lsprop, lsslot, nvsetenv, ppc64_cpu and rtas_event_decode) were not
included in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0. Man pages for these executables
have now been added to powerpc-utils. (BZ#659664)

* The man page for "ofpathname" omitted several options and contained a
typographical error. These issues have been corrected. (BZ#659696)

* Previously, the short version of the nvram "--verbose" flag, "-v", did
not register as a valid flag. This option has been added to nvram and now
works, consistent with its description in the man page. (BZ#674421)

* "ofpathname" uses /usr/bin/bc, but the powerpc-utils package does not
depend on bc. ofpathname now checks whether bc is installed, and requests
the user install it if this package is not found. (BZ#679413)

* The drmgr command incorrectly checked the "is_removable" field to
determine the number of logical memory blocks available for a remove
operation, even when AMS ballooning was active. Memory removal no longer
relies on "is_removable" when ballooning is active. (BZ#693802)

This update also adds the following enhancement:

* Support for partition hibernation has been added. This allows suspension
for longer than 5-10 seconds, saving partition state to persistent storage,
and freeing resources in use by that partition. (BZ#632690)

Users are advised to upgrade to this updated powerpc-utils package, which
resolves these issues.


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

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)

File outdated by:  RHBA-2016:0857
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File outdated by:  RHBA-2016:0857
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File outdated by:  RHBA-2016:0857
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(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

659664 - Missing manpages in powerpc-utils

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