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Bug Fix Advisory fcoe-utils bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2011:0743-1
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 Server (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

Details

An updated fcoe-utils package that fixes several bugs and adds various
enhancements is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The fcoe-utils package allows users to use Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE).
The package contains the fcoeadm command line tool for configuring FCoE
interfaces, and the fcoemon service to configure DCB (Data Center Bridging)
Ethernet QoS filters.

The fcoe-utils package has been upgraded to upstream version 1.0.18, which
provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version.
(BZ#672453, BZ#691613)

This update fixes the following bugs:

* Previously, in a particular setup with multipath and FCoE services, the system
sometimes became unresponsive during shutdown or reboot, and a hard reboot was
required to get the system back up. Now, an additional FCoE root filesystem
check has been added to the init script and the system no longer hangs during
reboot or shutdown in this scenario. (BZ#645917)

* Sometimes, FCoE devices are not discovered immediately by the system. As a
consequence, some FCoE partitions were previously not automounted after a boot.
With this update, the FCoE init script waits for a certain amount of time (65
seconds by default), which is enough for most FCoE partitions to be discovered
and mounted during the boot. (BZ#658076)

* Running the fcoeadm tool without the FCoE stack loaded caused the fcoeadm tool
to terminate with a backtrace when it tried to free an unallocated pointer. With
this update, only successfully allocated pointers are freed and the fcoeadm tool
returns a proper error message otherwise. (BZ#678487)

* After VLAN discovery was tried unsuccessfully 10 times, the default FCoE
driver for an interface was used instead of the preferred one. With this update,
VLAN discovery is retried indefinitely and FCoE interfaces are now created only
upon VLAN discovery, with proper drivers. (BZ#689631)

* For several fcoe-utils executables, there were minor inconsistencies in the
documentation between their command help output and their man pages. With this
update, the documentation has been updated and the man pages and help output are
now consistent. (BZ#623567)

* The vconfig package had been marked for removal from the distribution, but the
fcoe-utils package required it at runtime. With this update, this dependency has
been removed in favor of the iproute package. (BZ#645796)

* When an FCoE VLAN interface was restarted, the FCoE interface was not
re-enabled after the VLAN interface was brought up again. This bug has been
fixed and the FCoE interface is now automatically enabled after the VLAN
interface is brought up. (BZ#680578)

This update adds the following enhancement:

* With this update, the fcoe-utils package introduces a new SUPPORTED_DRIVERS
configuration option to list all the low-level drivers that can potentially
claim a network device. The package also uses the new sysfs module path
introduced by the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 kernel update. (BZ#669211)

Users of fcoe-utils are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes
these bugs and adds these enhancements.


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
https://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)

SRPMS:
fcoe-utils-1.0.18-2.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1637
    MD5: b6b6cbf87002a7bc2ffb148c35495838
SHA-256: b1c8742bb9976db55b9af969248f3843b68776a2c0ea81653e4e8bd8dffd9300
 
IA-32:
fcoe-utils-1.0.18-2.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1637
    MD5: 0ec48deaa64d6f87deafa61d6dece2b3
SHA-256: f4c0d8cfd4f476742df804636e2409050b286ca77c1f7ad020701c8ca48900aa
fcoe-utils-debuginfo-1.0.18-2.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1637
    MD5: c68e320c7a54d5e0ab277d23f72c5ef4
SHA-256: 1c0dfff2acd954c9a17b3f6c0ea1ccff26f35332fa1a5342fe1fcb0412b27674
 
x86_64:
fcoe-utils-1.0.18-2.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1637
    MD5: 94300fa54e8b0557d1ce81631d5ae548
SHA-256: 527f5e94d55674136f7ba7e24a60ba91b1b16ffa8a3825a081dcdba8ecbc0893
fcoe-utils-debuginfo-1.0.18-2.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1637
    MD5: 2e6c299a5aa3d6c8ed6ad63fb7ab1553
SHA-256: 5a97453dd1aebfffd3b3357b7b7dade12041e6698f253e34135dfc076a89ab5d
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)

SRPMS:
fcoe-utils-1.0.18-2.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1637
    MD5: b6b6cbf87002a7bc2ffb148c35495838
SHA-256: b1c8742bb9976db55b9af969248f3843b68776a2c0ea81653e4e8bd8dffd9300
 
IA-32:
fcoe-utils-1.0.18-2.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1637
    MD5: 0ec48deaa64d6f87deafa61d6dece2b3
SHA-256: f4c0d8cfd4f476742df804636e2409050b286ca77c1f7ad020701c8ca48900aa
fcoe-utils-debuginfo-1.0.18-2.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1637
    MD5: c68e320c7a54d5e0ab277d23f72c5ef4
SHA-256: 1c0dfff2acd954c9a17b3f6c0ea1ccff26f35332fa1a5342fe1fcb0412b27674
 
PPC:
fcoe-utils-1.0.18-2.el6.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1637
    MD5: 5fcbe6461d86927b7536a23cb77845b4
SHA-256: ebcf35374539924bfb897048fa265510b98c4f1f798430c77885cedf210aa0dd
fcoe-utils-debuginfo-1.0.18-2.el6.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1637
    MD5: 6c18cff021bbea37524f31c18168ef2b
SHA-256: 99a94a3a5c05400dd119f4a8517b2e4454d88d22dcfc94b427e524141dd4d4e2
 
s390x:
fcoe-utils-1.0.18-2.el6.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0412
    MD5: ebc699f8eccefba01d34e0a8320a12c0
SHA-256: 91a794342e8383214c4edb74624a78538b3ab6984994fcda92b59bf8b0affae9
fcoe-utils-debuginfo-1.0.18-2.el6.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0412
    MD5: ca6ab3370286f970b8dd5c268bc6d702
SHA-256: 460e82b931b2b9280d449bb6751922a3c7375a982a218a2459576fcd8b758f85
 
x86_64:
fcoe-utils-1.0.18-2.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1637
    MD5: 94300fa54e8b0557d1ce81631d5ae548
SHA-256: 527f5e94d55674136f7ba7e24a60ba91b1b16ffa8a3825a081dcdba8ecbc0893
fcoe-utils-debuginfo-1.0.18-2.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1637
    MD5: 2e6c299a5aa3d6c8ed6ad63fb7ab1553
SHA-256: 5a97453dd1aebfffd3b3357b7b7dade12041e6698f253e34135dfc076a89ab5d
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

SRPMS:
fcoe-utils-1.0.18-2.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1637
    MD5: b6b6cbf87002a7bc2ffb148c35495838
SHA-256: b1c8742bb9976db55b9af969248f3843b68776a2c0ea81653e4e8bd8dffd9300
 
IA-32:
fcoe-utils-1.0.18-2.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1637
    MD5: 0ec48deaa64d6f87deafa61d6dece2b3
SHA-256: f4c0d8cfd4f476742df804636e2409050b286ca77c1f7ad020701c8ca48900aa
fcoe-utils-debuginfo-1.0.18-2.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1637
    MD5: c68e320c7a54d5e0ab277d23f72c5ef4
SHA-256: 1c0dfff2acd954c9a17b3f6c0ea1ccff26f35332fa1a5342fe1fcb0412b27674
 
x86_64:
fcoe-utils-1.0.18-2.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1637
    MD5: 94300fa54e8b0557d1ce81631d5ae548
SHA-256: 527f5e94d55674136f7ba7e24a60ba91b1b16ffa8a3825a081dcdba8ecbc0893
fcoe-utils-debuginfo-1.0.18-2.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1637
    MD5: 2e6c299a5aa3d6c8ed6ad63fb7ab1553
SHA-256: 5a97453dd1aebfffd3b3357b7b7dade12041e6698f253e34135dfc076a89ab5d
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

623567 - man-page/--help inconsistency
645796 - Remove dependency on vconfig
658076 - [EMC 6.1 bug] open-fcoe with Intel mezz card, auto mount by _netdev is not working
672453 - [Intel 6.1 FEAT] FCoE: fcoe-utils updates
678487 - Running fcoeadm -i ethx before loading fcoe module stack displays "fcoeadm: free(): invalid pointer
680578 - ifconfig down and up on vlan interface makes the link fcoe ctlr link remain down
689631 - fcoemon incorrectly chooses fcoe driver for netxtreme2 interfaces


Keywords

automount,, cfg-eth,, driver,, fcoe,, fcoe-utils,, hang,, reboot,, sysfs,, vconfig


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