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Bug Fix Advisory kexec-tools bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2011:1387-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2011-10-19
Last updated on: 2011-10-19
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 Server EUS (v. 6.1.z)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

Details

An updated kexec-tools package that fixes two bugs is now available for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 6.

The kexec-tools package contains the /sbin/kexec binary and utilities that
together form the user-space component of the kernel's kexec feature. The
/sbin/kexec binary facilitates a new kernel to boot using the kernel's kexec
feature either on a normal or a panic reboot. The kexec fastboot mechanism
allows booting a Linux kernel from the context of an already running kernel.

This update fixes for the following bugs:

* Previously, the mkdumprd utility failed to parse the /etc/mdadm.cof
configuration file. As a consequence, mkdumprd failed to create an initial
ramdisk for kdump crash recovery and the kdump service failed to start. With
this update, mkdumprd has been modified so that it now parses the configuration
file and builds initrd correctly. The kdump service now starts as expected.
(BZ#719917)

* On the PowerPC 64 architecture, the kexec utiliity experienced a segmentation
fault when the kdump service was started on a system containing more than 1 TB
of RAM. As a result, it was not possible to capture a crash kernel on such a
system. This has been fixed with this update so that kexec no longer crashes
when kdump starts on a system with greater than 1 TB of physical memory, and
kdump can now works as expected. (BZ#726603)

All users of kexec-tools are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
fixes these bugs.


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

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)

SRPMS:
kexec-tools-2.0.0-188.el6_1.2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1576
    MD5: 9b59bd8d0d28977f92e019b4d733552f
SHA-256: 15ea53d0e2d5cdd087a00b2adeef782c0927721282553ccc0ac058dd87a67992
 
IA-32:
kexec-tools-2.0.0-188.el6_1.2.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1576
    MD5: 6875ceb4b2cca6323357de3408f467d7
SHA-256: e20c53c340179e0ddebb3c43236953dae02515febba392ec962b9164989c670a
kexec-tools-debuginfo-2.0.0-188.el6_1.2.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1576
    MD5: 4e8d6dcc484276d2f32a3e1f33491653
SHA-256: f4e9e3aa50f69bde000317e61177d21a624d0d42f586e858ee936cd2f0a1f7ea
 
x86_64:
kexec-tools-2.0.0-188.el6_1.2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1576
    MD5: 88037f2605b59946b58851859e7f2a23
SHA-256: 0d9bc5af7fe987bb7bfb76afdb3cf88a17728320d962b5299efc6dd61a755b84
kexec-tools-debuginfo-2.0.0-188.el6_1.2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1576
    MD5: e4598895bebe5d8a42dc5328e1d96bd2
SHA-256: 06f1b73babac269cf39f9289f96edafac7ebe1410b413dd24961b42863c65628
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)

SRPMS:
kexec-tools-2.0.0-188.el6_1.2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1576
    MD5: 9b59bd8d0d28977f92e019b4d733552f
SHA-256: 15ea53d0e2d5cdd087a00b2adeef782c0927721282553ccc0ac058dd87a67992
 
x86_64:
kexec-tools-2.0.0-188.el6_1.2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1576
    MD5: 88037f2605b59946b58851859e7f2a23
SHA-256: 0d9bc5af7fe987bb7bfb76afdb3cf88a17728320d962b5299efc6dd61a755b84
kexec-tools-debuginfo-2.0.0-188.el6_1.2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1576
    MD5: e4598895bebe5d8a42dc5328e1d96bd2
SHA-256: 06f1b73babac269cf39f9289f96edafac7ebe1410b413dd24961b42863c65628
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)

SRPMS:
kexec-tools-2.0.0-188.el6_1.2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1576
    MD5: 9b59bd8d0d28977f92e019b4d733552f
SHA-256: 15ea53d0e2d5cdd087a00b2adeef782c0927721282553ccc0ac058dd87a67992
 
IA-32:
kexec-tools-2.0.0-188.el6_1.2.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1576
    MD5: 6875ceb4b2cca6323357de3408f467d7
SHA-256: e20c53c340179e0ddebb3c43236953dae02515febba392ec962b9164989c670a
kexec-tools-debuginfo-2.0.0-188.el6_1.2.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1576
    MD5: 4e8d6dcc484276d2f32a3e1f33491653
SHA-256: f4e9e3aa50f69bde000317e61177d21a624d0d42f586e858ee936cd2f0a1f7ea
 
PPC:
kexec-tools-2.0.0-188.el6_1.2.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1576
    MD5: 74021c2b1c0a98ad33b97cdb78d31f2f
SHA-256: 25c93e10957e91790bfbfe1948e360bd898f003e0cbe4ba720ab78d7f07964ad
kexec-tools-debuginfo-2.0.0-188.el6_1.2.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1576
    MD5: 212bc9be0984889f3400e4fd57859c02
SHA-256: c4363e108044aab76f871fbd0cbe5c0662f125130154f2262264fa635eac722b
 
s390x:
kexec-tools-2.0.0-188.el6_1.2.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1576
    MD5: f3c98a7da6fcdde05b945810c5d84cf2
SHA-256: 014f0ceea457e422214c5f080df1708d52ae8e37fccb6031838fe73ae062f6be
kexec-tools-debuginfo-2.0.0-188.el6_1.2.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1576
    MD5: f30efcfa151b6c9c669978ca34f202b7
SHA-256: 984d13cc843d572686a5dd579057df563eb431fc48a86b0aca616b24bea9d88e
 
x86_64:
kexec-tools-2.0.0-188.el6_1.2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1576
    MD5: 88037f2605b59946b58851859e7f2a23
SHA-256: 0d9bc5af7fe987bb7bfb76afdb3cf88a17728320d962b5299efc6dd61a755b84
kexec-tools-debuginfo-2.0.0-188.el6_1.2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1576
    MD5: e4598895bebe5d8a42dc5328e1d96bd2
SHA-256: 06f1b73babac269cf39f9289f96edafac7ebe1410b413dd24961b42863c65628
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server EUS (v. 6.1.z)

SRPMS:
kexec-tools-2.0.0-188.el6_1.2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1576
    MD5: 9b59bd8d0d28977f92e019b4d733552f
SHA-256: 15ea53d0e2d5cdd087a00b2adeef782c0927721282553ccc0ac058dd87a67992
 
IA-32:
kexec-tools-2.0.0-188.el6_1.2.i686.rpm     MD5: 6875ceb4b2cca6323357de3408f467d7
SHA-256: e20c53c340179e0ddebb3c43236953dae02515febba392ec962b9164989c670a
kexec-tools-debuginfo-2.0.0-188.el6_1.2.i686.rpm     MD5: 4e8d6dcc484276d2f32a3e1f33491653
SHA-256: f4e9e3aa50f69bde000317e61177d21a624d0d42f586e858ee936cd2f0a1f7ea
 
PPC:
kexec-tools-2.0.0-188.el6_1.2.ppc64.rpm     MD5: 74021c2b1c0a98ad33b97cdb78d31f2f
SHA-256: 25c93e10957e91790bfbfe1948e360bd898f003e0cbe4ba720ab78d7f07964ad
kexec-tools-debuginfo-2.0.0-188.el6_1.2.ppc64.rpm     MD5: 212bc9be0984889f3400e4fd57859c02
SHA-256: c4363e108044aab76f871fbd0cbe5c0662f125130154f2262264fa635eac722b
 
s390x:
kexec-tools-2.0.0-188.el6_1.2.s390x.rpm     MD5: f3c98a7da6fcdde05b945810c5d84cf2
SHA-256: 014f0ceea457e422214c5f080df1708d52ae8e37fccb6031838fe73ae062f6be
kexec-tools-debuginfo-2.0.0-188.el6_1.2.s390x.rpm     MD5: f30efcfa151b6c9c669978ca34f202b7
SHA-256: 984d13cc843d572686a5dd579057df563eb431fc48a86b0aca616b24bea9d88e
 
x86_64:
kexec-tools-2.0.0-188.el6_1.2.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 88037f2605b59946b58851859e7f2a23
SHA-256: 0d9bc5af7fe987bb7bfb76afdb3cf88a17728320d962b5299efc6dd61a755b84
kexec-tools-debuginfo-2.0.0-188.el6_1.2.x86_64.rpm     MD5: e4598895bebe5d8a42dc5328e1d96bd2
SHA-256: 06f1b73babac269cf39f9289f96edafac7ebe1410b413dd24961b42863c65628
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

SRPMS:
kexec-tools-2.0.0-188.el6_1.2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1576
    MD5: 9b59bd8d0d28977f92e019b4d733552f
SHA-256: 15ea53d0e2d5cdd087a00b2adeef782c0927721282553ccc0ac058dd87a67992
 
IA-32:
kexec-tools-2.0.0-188.el6_1.2.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1576
    MD5: 6875ceb4b2cca6323357de3408f467d7
SHA-256: e20c53c340179e0ddebb3c43236953dae02515febba392ec962b9164989c670a
kexec-tools-debuginfo-2.0.0-188.el6_1.2.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1576
    MD5: 4e8d6dcc484276d2f32a3e1f33491653
SHA-256: f4e9e3aa50f69bde000317e61177d21a624d0d42f586e858ee936cd2f0a1f7ea
 
x86_64:
kexec-tools-2.0.0-188.el6_1.2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1576
    MD5: 88037f2605b59946b58851859e7f2a23
SHA-256: 0d9bc5af7fe987bb7bfb76afdb3cf88a17728320d962b5299efc6dd61a755b84
kexec-tools-debuginfo-2.0.0-188.el6_1.2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1576
    MD5: e4598895bebe5d8a42dc5328e1d96bd2
SHA-256: 06f1b73babac269cf39f9289f96edafac7ebe1410b413dd24961b42863c65628
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)


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