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Bug Fix Advisory device-mapper bug fix and enhancement update

Advisory: RHBA-2011:0981-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2011-07-21
Last updated on: 2011-07-21
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

Updated device-mapper packages that fix several bugs and add various
enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The device-mapper packages provide a library required by logical volume
management utilities such as LVM2 and dmraid.

The device-mapper package has been upgraded to upstream version 1.02.63, which
provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version.
(BZ#680958) Those enhancements include:

* Unlink failure in the remove_lockfile() function in dmeventd is now checked
for.

* Inactive table query support is now supported when using the Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 5.7 kernel. The "dmsetup table --inactive" command can be run
to view the contents of the inactive table instead of the live one, which is the
default.

* The dm_task_secure_data() function has been added to libdevmapper to wipe the
ioctl buffers in the kernel.

* A new "-R" option has been added to restart dmeventd without loss of state.

These updated device-mapper packages provide fixes for the following bugs:

* Previously, booting encrypted devices which used Multi-Level Security (MLS)
enforcing mode failed with this error message:

/dev/mapper/temporary-cryptsetup-977: lsetfilecon failed: Operation not
permitted

The problem occurred when cryptsetup created a device node and relabeled it
using the lsetfilecon() function instead of using the setfscreatecon() function.
This has been fixed and devices which used MLS enforcing mode now boot
successfully. (BZ#584884)

* When installing the kernel-2.6.18 packages, this error message was logged to
the /root/install.log file: "matchpathcon failed: No such file or directory".
The problem has been fixed and this error message is no longer logged to
install.log with this update. (BZ#695374)

* This update fixes a conflict which occurred when lvm2 and the device mapper
debuginfo packages were installed together. (BZ#701715)

Users are advised to upgrade to these updated device-mapper packages, which
resolve these bugs and add 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 (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
device-mapper-1.02.63-4.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0219
    MD5: c757a3c1e9363abd1b1c2482b2b02446
SHA-256: 104e80eb9edd3bcaf9ea34f4f88a6bfe799c9a129a5a5b9db4e19fc2cd1c7fde
 
IA-32:
device-mapper-1.02.63-4.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0219
    MD5: 59499812b43f6892c026b9b87b5b63bd
SHA-256: e7fb1bce3e9c24df6a8e8869205bc36185481e40ab6e0d58a917636ae276019c
device-mapper-event-1.02.63-4.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0219
    MD5: 332cd41c1aaf10ca2bde06068021d605
SHA-256: e98c3f98993d0bec0ab0521d3edc885ea74258378997e59e37719aa21f9a0eec
 
IA-64:
device-mapper-1.02.63-4.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0219
    MD5: 59499812b43f6892c026b9b87b5b63bd
SHA-256: e7fb1bce3e9c24df6a8e8869205bc36185481e40ab6e0d58a917636ae276019c
device-mapper-1.02.63-4.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0219
    MD5: 8d0af65ac01305e9dfb77a5be7df46df
SHA-256: 64ae7e171a44174c72cae9e5bd1d953087c83b890d5e0d10e494bf38dde5c0a1
device-mapper-event-1.02.63-4.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0219
    MD5: d5e8d27a21482fb62b052c0cbeae8f53
SHA-256: c589c996a0d2493057141f459326724d2f258f07a3400fdfe96fb9b0cf55db8a
 
PPC:
device-mapper-1.02.63-4.el5.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0219
    MD5: 3158b212973d0852b87840cb24fd2fc4
SHA-256: 27c09c2dfad556366bbbd8ee3fae83c00a93accd85b1955e50078410a51eac14
device-mapper-1.02.63-4.el5.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0219
    MD5: 74a59e52033539a4b7d6f47e9af9a7fb
SHA-256: 000fd1f776aaa2d237d2c50fcd5d7cd3e31a508c3f0b846d33d4365c6dd1748b
device-mapper-event-1.02.63-4.el5.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0219
    MD5: a3fab3af3fdd13c70ed573b764cb10f6
SHA-256: 8226bfc3351d98553ad1cdd4516cd9b449b08801692fd5ee788cc5b235eef7b7
 
s390x:
device-mapper-1.02.63-4.el5.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0219
    MD5: 12d50a16bd376694e2fa2d93980fd8c7
SHA-256: 041a1f7433cc29eda9808aa890e61287d9533da7206168b65e82db180ab70d86
device-mapper-1.02.63-4.el5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0219
    MD5: 22be438935dd30b298eb79b0e694fe31
SHA-256: 02d1e6c801fdea9542fca2ac6e5255a20485ab9365054fcf697b8b1ac8c14fb4
device-mapper-event-1.02.63-4.el5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0219
    MD5: 267dd9e315ebd8a548dd5b9c8c8d3a96
SHA-256: 9b24bac39bcb1937248356d91bbc489f4027d8ecff304b591f7781456322d19d
 
x86_64:
device-mapper-1.02.63-4.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0219
    MD5: 59499812b43f6892c026b9b87b5b63bd
SHA-256: e7fb1bce3e9c24df6a8e8869205bc36185481e40ab6e0d58a917636ae276019c
device-mapper-1.02.63-4.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0219
    MD5: 90dc6005847c01b6ba649a44e7f2abb5
SHA-256: 8acd74b40ed71b55c7f8828f9a70353a2f88f6a96d8fca83e677747787974456
device-mapper-event-1.02.63-4.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0219
    MD5: 30bec2282105db417a42e44788c410e5
SHA-256: 31996c536f2d6dd01ac0e80516a7ed2f79bb019e2facc713dbd070794e855ec3
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
device-mapper-1.02.63-4.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0219
    MD5: c757a3c1e9363abd1b1c2482b2b02446
SHA-256: 104e80eb9edd3bcaf9ea34f4f88a6bfe799c9a129a5a5b9db4e19fc2cd1c7fde
 
IA-32:
device-mapper-1.02.63-4.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0219
    MD5: 59499812b43f6892c026b9b87b5b63bd
SHA-256: e7fb1bce3e9c24df6a8e8869205bc36185481e40ab6e0d58a917636ae276019c
device-mapper-event-1.02.63-4.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0219
    MD5: 332cd41c1aaf10ca2bde06068021d605
SHA-256: e98c3f98993d0bec0ab0521d3edc885ea74258378997e59e37719aa21f9a0eec
 
x86_64:
device-mapper-1.02.63-4.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0219
    MD5: 59499812b43f6892c026b9b87b5b63bd
SHA-256: e7fb1bce3e9c24df6a8e8869205bc36185481e40ab6e0d58a917636ae276019c
device-mapper-1.02.63-4.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0219
    MD5: 90dc6005847c01b6ba649a44e7f2abb5
SHA-256: 8acd74b40ed71b55c7f8828f9a70353a2f88f6a96d8fca83e677747787974456
device-mapper-event-1.02.63-4.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0219
    MD5: 30bec2282105db417a42e44788c410e5
SHA-256: 31996c536f2d6dd01ac0e80516a7ed2f79bb019e2facc713dbd070794e855ec3
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

584884 - Device node creation code should use setfscreatecon()
680958 - Upgrade device-mapper to 1.02.63 version
695374 - matchpathcon failed: No such file or directory
701715 - file /usr/src/debug/LVM2.2.02.84/daemons/dmeventd/libdevmapper-event.c from install of lvm2-debuginfo-2.02.84-3.el5.x86_64 conflicts with file from package device-mapper-debuginfo-1.02.63-2.el5.x86_64



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