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Bug Fix Advisory dracut bug fix and enhancement update

Advisory: RHBA-2011:1521-2
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2011-12-06
Last updated on: 2011-12-06
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 multiple bugs and add various enhancements are
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

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

These updated dracut packages include numerous bug fixes and enhancements. Space
precludes documenting all of these changes in this advisory. Users are directed
to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 Technical Notes for information on the most
significant of these changes:

https://docs.redhat.com/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/6.2_Technical_Notes/dracut.html#RHSA-2011-1521

All users of dracut are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
provide numerous bug fixes and 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:
dracut-004-256.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 6c9c1002f32e19f76964827ba67d8100
SHA-256: 3f5cee0a6cdccbb196a2b521a16727f18e96f5668918904741b49a1be3a2e2bf
 
IA-32:
dracut-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 6248437f6d083a578a106cf6aa79c63c
SHA-256: 2659bbeb7e1d65612e80f4a53b68aa57571b3a7d6ac283302695e4f53adca100
dracut-caps-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 350d7c83fa04e10d8ee4abc393470f8f
SHA-256: 7ee9018b4a306434b1dd99dcc1160cba9582170d3caec7c9e78fbff2fe816d90
dracut-fips-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: df8dce714719000c9ce0fbe195c8f5a9
SHA-256: 25a042777a937e28eacadf489024e32b7da76d1ddb90ef973054a187104b95a7
dracut-fips-aesni-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 129d0d4b782dd06686dc4bfac16291d0
SHA-256: 738790526e823529db0547fcb884a00bbc24d2952754497d5789ac0fc06fe09f
dracut-generic-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: e477a68e18c150022898425b962513f6
SHA-256: 72852c36a2b0e1bfc406fa6892ef5dff1e8f2cc015f19975a30ff6fe0d71b343
dracut-kernel-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 72536ace578e1f3bd119f15788e424ed
SHA-256: 59e8f6ada7fc6114835dfcd3cb252fc7ea5906b6cc5048851c8358c85dae61ff
dracut-network-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 46a7e8a72c01355f0aa3f6bf0e0e4de1
SHA-256: d725cd784863a472e0392bcc361702e8f38bc67f79ee77fe479aacbed33fb241
dracut-tools-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: f10c788d285e9be2b65292c3353aa72b
SHA-256: 094508121473b66328cdd27410a78da9e6c7694b5cbf7337d6a2f702e08fead0
 
x86_64:
dracut-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 6248437f6d083a578a106cf6aa79c63c
SHA-256: 2659bbeb7e1d65612e80f4a53b68aa57571b3a7d6ac283302695e4f53adca100
dracut-caps-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 350d7c83fa04e10d8ee4abc393470f8f
SHA-256: 7ee9018b4a306434b1dd99dcc1160cba9582170d3caec7c9e78fbff2fe816d90
dracut-fips-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: df8dce714719000c9ce0fbe195c8f5a9
SHA-256: 25a042777a937e28eacadf489024e32b7da76d1ddb90ef973054a187104b95a7
dracut-fips-aesni-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 129d0d4b782dd06686dc4bfac16291d0
SHA-256: 738790526e823529db0547fcb884a00bbc24d2952754497d5789ac0fc06fe09f
dracut-generic-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: e477a68e18c150022898425b962513f6
SHA-256: 72852c36a2b0e1bfc406fa6892ef5dff1e8f2cc015f19975a30ff6fe0d71b343
dracut-kernel-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 72536ace578e1f3bd119f15788e424ed
SHA-256: 59e8f6ada7fc6114835dfcd3cb252fc7ea5906b6cc5048851c8358c85dae61ff
dracut-network-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 46a7e8a72c01355f0aa3f6bf0e0e4de1
SHA-256: d725cd784863a472e0392bcc361702e8f38bc67f79ee77fe479aacbed33fb241
dracut-tools-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: f10c788d285e9be2b65292c3353aa72b
SHA-256: 094508121473b66328cdd27410a78da9e6c7694b5cbf7337d6a2f702e08fead0
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)

SRPMS:
dracut-004-256.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 6c9c1002f32e19f76964827ba67d8100
SHA-256: 3f5cee0a6cdccbb196a2b521a16727f18e96f5668918904741b49a1be3a2e2bf
 
x86_64:
dracut-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 6248437f6d083a578a106cf6aa79c63c
SHA-256: 2659bbeb7e1d65612e80f4a53b68aa57571b3a7d6ac283302695e4f53adca100
dracut-caps-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 350d7c83fa04e10d8ee4abc393470f8f
SHA-256: 7ee9018b4a306434b1dd99dcc1160cba9582170d3caec7c9e78fbff2fe816d90
dracut-fips-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: df8dce714719000c9ce0fbe195c8f5a9
SHA-256: 25a042777a937e28eacadf489024e32b7da76d1ddb90ef973054a187104b95a7
dracut-fips-aesni-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 129d0d4b782dd06686dc4bfac16291d0
SHA-256: 738790526e823529db0547fcb884a00bbc24d2952754497d5789ac0fc06fe09f
dracut-generic-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: e477a68e18c150022898425b962513f6
SHA-256: 72852c36a2b0e1bfc406fa6892ef5dff1e8f2cc015f19975a30ff6fe0d71b343
dracut-kernel-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 72536ace578e1f3bd119f15788e424ed
SHA-256: 59e8f6ada7fc6114835dfcd3cb252fc7ea5906b6cc5048851c8358c85dae61ff
dracut-network-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 46a7e8a72c01355f0aa3f6bf0e0e4de1
SHA-256: d725cd784863a472e0392bcc361702e8f38bc67f79ee77fe479aacbed33fb241
dracut-tools-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: f10c788d285e9be2b65292c3353aa72b
SHA-256: 094508121473b66328cdd27410a78da9e6c7694b5cbf7337d6a2f702e08fead0
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)

SRPMS:
dracut-004-256.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 6c9c1002f32e19f76964827ba67d8100
SHA-256: 3f5cee0a6cdccbb196a2b521a16727f18e96f5668918904741b49a1be3a2e2bf
 
IA-32:
dracut-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 6248437f6d083a578a106cf6aa79c63c
SHA-256: 2659bbeb7e1d65612e80f4a53b68aa57571b3a7d6ac283302695e4f53adca100
dracut-caps-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 350d7c83fa04e10d8ee4abc393470f8f
SHA-256: 7ee9018b4a306434b1dd99dcc1160cba9582170d3caec7c9e78fbff2fe816d90
dracut-fips-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: df8dce714719000c9ce0fbe195c8f5a9
SHA-256: 25a042777a937e28eacadf489024e32b7da76d1ddb90ef973054a187104b95a7
dracut-fips-aesni-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 129d0d4b782dd06686dc4bfac16291d0
SHA-256: 738790526e823529db0547fcb884a00bbc24d2952754497d5789ac0fc06fe09f
dracut-generic-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: e477a68e18c150022898425b962513f6
SHA-256: 72852c36a2b0e1bfc406fa6892ef5dff1e8f2cc015f19975a30ff6fe0d71b343
dracut-kernel-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 72536ace578e1f3bd119f15788e424ed
SHA-256: 59e8f6ada7fc6114835dfcd3cb252fc7ea5906b6cc5048851c8358c85dae61ff
dracut-network-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 46a7e8a72c01355f0aa3f6bf0e0e4de1
SHA-256: d725cd784863a472e0392bcc361702e8f38bc67f79ee77fe479aacbed33fb241
dracut-tools-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: f10c788d285e9be2b65292c3353aa72b
SHA-256: 094508121473b66328cdd27410a78da9e6c7694b5cbf7337d6a2f702e08fead0
 
PPC:
dracut-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 6248437f6d083a578a106cf6aa79c63c
SHA-256: 2659bbeb7e1d65612e80f4a53b68aa57571b3a7d6ac283302695e4f53adca100
dracut-caps-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 350d7c83fa04e10d8ee4abc393470f8f
SHA-256: 7ee9018b4a306434b1dd99dcc1160cba9582170d3caec7c9e78fbff2fe816d90
dracut-fips-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: df8dce714719000c9ce0fbe195c8f5a9
SHA-256: 25a042777a937e28eacadf489024e32b7da76d1ddb90ef973054a187104b95a7
dracut-fips-aesni-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 129d0d4b782dd06686dc4bfac16291d0
SHA-256: 738790526e823529db0547fcb884a00bbc24d2952754497d5789ac0fc06fe09f
dracut-generic-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: e477a68e18c150022898425b962513f6
SHA-256: 72852c36a2b0e1bfc406fa6892ef5dff1e8f2cc015f19975a30ff6fe0d71b343
dracut-kernel-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 72536ace578e1f3bd119f15788e424ed
SHA-256: 59e8f6ada7fc6114835dfcd3cb252fc7ea5906b6cc5048851c8358c85dae61ff
dracut-network-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 46a7e8a72c01355f0aa3f6bf0e0e4de1
SHA-256: d725cd784863a472e0392bcc361702e8f38bc67f79ee77fe479aacbed33fb241
dracut-tools-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: f10c788d285e9be2b65292c3353aa72b
SHA-256: 094508121473b66328cdd27410a78da9e6c7694b5cbf7337d6a2f702e08fead0
 
s390x:
dracut-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 6248437f6d083a578a106cf6aa79c63c
SHA-256: 2659bbeb7e1d65612e80f4a53b68aa57571b3a7d6ac283302695e4f53adca100
dracut-caps-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 350d7c83fa04e10d8ee4abc393470f8f
SHA-256: 7ee9018b4a306434b1dd99dcc1160cba9582170d3caec7c9e78fbff2fe816d90
dracut-fips-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: df8dce714719000c9ce0fbe195c8f5a9
SHA-256: 25a042777a937e28eacadf489024e32b7da76d1ddb90ef973054a187104b95a7
dracut-fips-aesni-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 129d0d4b782dd06686dc4bfac16291d0
SHA-256: 738790526e823529db0547fcb884a00bbc24d2952754497d5789ac0fc06fe09f
dracut-generic-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: e477a68e18c150022898425b962513f6
SHA-256: 72852c36a2b0e1bfc406fa6892ef5dff1e8f2cc015f19975a30ff6fe0d71b343
dracut-kernel-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 72536ace578e1f3bd119f15788e424ed
SHA-256: 59e8f6ada7fc6114835dfcd3cb252fc7ea5906b6cc5048851c8358c85dae61ff
dracut-network-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 46a7e8a72c01355f0aa3f6bf0e0e4de1
SHA-256: d725cd784863a472e0392bcc361702e8f38bc67f79ee77fe479aacbed33fb241
dracut-tools-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: f10c788d285e9be2b65292c3353aa72b
SHA-256: 094508121473b66328cdd27410a78da9e6c7694b5cbf7337d6a2f702e08fead0
 
x86_64:
dracut-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 6248437f6d083a578a106cf6aa79c63c
SHA-256: 2659bbeb7e1d65612e80f4a53b68aa57571b3a7d6ac283302695e4f53adca100
dracut-caps-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 350d7c83fa04e10d8ee4abc393470f8f
SHA-256: 7ee9018b4a306434b1dd99dcc1160cba9582170d3caec7c9e78fbff2fe816d90
dracut-fips-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: df8dce714719000c9ce0fbe195c8f5a9
SHA-256: 25a042777a937e28eacadf489024e32b7da76d1ddb90ef973054a187104b95a7
dracut-fips-aesni-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 129d0d4b782dd06686dc4bfac16291d0
SHA-256: 738790526e823529db0547fcb884a00bbc24d2952754497d5789ac0fc06fe09f
dracut-generic-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: e477a68e18c150022898425b962513f6
SHA-256: 72852c36a2b0e1bfc406fa6892ef5dff1e8f2cc015f19975a30ff6fe0d71b343
dracut-kernel-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 72536ace578e1f3bd119f15788e424ed
SHA-256: 59e8f6ada7fc6114835dfcd3cb252fc7ea5906b6cc5048851c8358c85dae61ff
dracut-network-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 46a7e8a72c01355f0aa3f6bf0e0e4de1
SHA-256: d725cd784863a472e0392bcc361702e8f38bc67f79ee77fe479aacbed33fb241
dracut-tools-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: f10c788d285e9be2b65292c3353aa72b
SHA-256: 094508121473b66328cdd27410a78da9e6c7694b5cbf7337d6a2f702e08fead0
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

SRPMS:
dracut-004-256.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 6c9c1002f32e19f76964827ba67d8100
SHA-256: 3f5cee0a6cdccbb196a2b521a16727f18e96f5668918904741b49a1be3a2e2bf
 
IA-32:
dracut-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 6248437f6d083a578a106cf6aa79c63c
SHA-256: 2659bbeb7e1d65612e80f4a53b68aa57571b3a7d6ac283302695e4f53adca100
dracut-caps-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 350d7c83fa04e10d8ee4abc393470f8f
SHA-256: 7ee9018b4a306434b1dd99dcc1160cba9582170d3caec7c9e78fbff2fe816d90
dracut-fips-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: df8dce714719000c9ce0fbe195c8f5a9
SHA-256: 25a042777a937e28eacadf489024e32b7da76d1ddb90ef973054a187104b95a7
dracut-fips-aesni-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 129d0d4b782dd06686dc4bfac16291d0
SHA-256: 738790526e823529db0547fcb884a00bbc24d2952754497d5789ac0fc06fe09f
dracut-generic-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: e477a68e18c150022898425b962513f6
SHA-256: 72852c36a2b0e1bfc406fa6892ef5dff1e8f2cc015f19975a30ff6fe0d71b343
dracut-kernel-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 72536ace578e1f3bd119f15788e424ed
SHA-256: 59e8f6ada7fc6114835dfcd3cb252fc7ea5906b6cc5048851c8358c85dae61ff
dracut-network-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 46a7e8a72c01355f0aa3f6bf0e0e4de1
SHA-256: d725cd784863a472e0392bcc361702e8f38bc67f79ee77fe479aacbed33fb241
dracut-tools-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: f10c788d285e9be2b65292c3353aa72b
SHA-256: 094508121473b66328cdd27410a78da9e6c7694b5cbf7337d6a2f702e08fead0
 
x86_64:
dracut-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 6248437f6d083a578a106cf6aa79c63c
SHA-256: 2659bbeb7e1d65612e80f4a53b68aa57571b3a7d6ac283302695e4f53adca100
dracut-caps-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 350d7c83fa04e10d8ee4abc393470f8f
SHA-256: 7ee9018b4a306434b1dd99dcc1160cba9582170d3caec7c9e78fbff2fe816d90
dracut-fips-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: df8dce714719000c9ce0fbe195c8f5a9
SHA-256: 25a042777a937e28eacadf489024e32b7da76d1ddb90ef973054a187104b95a7
dracut-fips-aesni-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 129d0d4b782dd06686dc4bfac16291d0
SHA-256: 738790526e823529db0547fcb884a00bbc24d2952754497d5789ac0fc06fe09f
dracut-generic-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: e477a68e18c150022898425b962513f6
SHA-256: 72852c36a2b0e1bfc406fa6892ef5dff1e8f2cc015f19975a30ff6fe0d71b343
dracut-kernel-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 72536ace578e1f3bd119f15788e424ed
SHA-256: 59e8f6ada7fc6114835dfcd3cb252fc7ea5906b6cc5048851c8358c85dae61ff
dracut-network-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: 46a7e8a72c01355f0aa3f6bf0e0e4de1
SHA-256: d725cd784863a472e0392bcc361702e8f38bc67f79ee77fe479aacbed33fb241
dracut-tools-004-256.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1774
    MD5: f10c788d285e9be2b65292c3353aa72b
SHA-256: 094508121473b66328cdd27410a78da9e6c7694b5cbf7337d6a2f702e08fead0
 
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Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

659076 - dracut attempts to load_policy with SELinux=disabled
698165 - Dracut mdadm udev rules call mdadm -I with "--no-degraded"
698215 - dracut has a script error in mdraid_start.sh
701309 - rpc_pipefs is not re-mounted properly when using nfs root.
707609 - Need to add dm-mod and dm-crypt to the FIPS-140 list
712254 - The load selinux policy message are garbled characters in LANG=ja_JP.UTF-8 system.
723548 - Add '--partial' to LVM activation code in dracut initramfs
736671 - which: no dmsetup in (/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin)
741430 - Add -F option to restorecon in /usr/share/dracut/modules.d/99base/selinux-loadpolicy.sh


References



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