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Bug Fix Advisory crash bug fix and enhancement update

Advisory: RHBA-2011:1648-2
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

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

The crash package provides a self-contained tool that can be used to investigate
live systems, and kernel core dumps created from the netdump, diskdump, kdump,
and Xen/KVM "virsh dump" facilities from Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

* The crash package has been upgraded to upstream version 5.1.8, which provides
a number of enhancements and bug fixes over the previous version. (BZ#710193)

This update fixes the following bugs:

* Previously, compressed kdump dump files were handled incorrectly on AMD64 and
Intel 64 architectures if a system contained more than 454 CPUs. In such a case,
the crash session terminated during initialization with the "crash: compressed
kdump: invalid nr_cpus value: [cpus]" error message. A patch has been provided
to address this issue, and the compressed dump files are now handled properly,
thus fixing this bug. (BZ#705142)

* When the first chunk of physical memory on a system was assigned to NUMA
(Non-Uniform Memory Architecture) node 1 (typically it is assigned to NUMA node
0), the "kmem -s" or "kmem -S" command incorrectly showed all cache blocks
allocated by the slab allocator as empty. This bug has been fixed, and the kmem
command now shows populated kmem_cache slab data correctly. (BZ#716931)

* In a rare scenario, a non-crashing CPU received a shutdown NMI (non-maskable
interrupt) immediately after receiving an interrupt from another source. Because
the IRQ entry-point symbols "IRQ0x00_interrupt" through "IRQ0x##_interrupt" no
longer existed, the bt command terminated with the "bt: cannot transition from
exception stack to current process stack" error message on AMD64 and Intel 64
architectures. This bug has been fixed, and backtrace now properly transitions
from the NMI stack back to the interrupted process stack. (BZ#712214)

This update adds the following enhancements:

* The crash.8 man page and the associated built-in "crash -h" output have been
re-written. The crash.8 man page now clarifies the required invocation options,
adds all of the rarely-used command line options that have proliferated over the
years, and updates the ENVIRONMENT variables section. The "crash -h" output now
closely mimics the relevant parts of the crash.8 man page. (BZ#695413)

* With this update, the new "--osrelease [dump_file]" command line option that
displays the OSRELEASE vmcoreinfo string from a kdump dump file has been added.
(BZ#703467)

Users of crash are advised to upgrade to this updated package which fixes these
bugs and adds these enhancements.


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:
crash-5.1.8-1.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1565
    MD5: a7025535c755e6cbc9b5eeee51c92d39
SHA-256: e3e13abebe8e7f8d434734fbecd94070d4732a58a6e82fcf7b5b57657474d0ca
 
IA-32:
crash-5.1.8-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1565
    MD5: 978eb9928c98d15a4b6db2082d95f2bd
SHA-256: f08f7b8ac8f6543fd7857a6bd8c380ad957d76a28f3543b750446f3f7890b910
crash-debuginfo-5.1.8-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1565
    MD5: 5acb1ec905d66f6e654f77f243a1669a
SHA-256: b3f5ca1ad521a3dfc83e62db68d2f6111c66028d9bbfb10817b411dc0227329a
crash-devel-5.1.8-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1565
    MD5: beaa513340f6372dfeb99fe46e90b75d
SHA-256: ebd12501aefa823441f36ef11022f232e7b8c08cd62f1e7513af3f381f0779fc
 
x86_64:
crash-5.1.8-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1565
    MD5: 16624e197831fca6f0abb3ed8baf7233
SHA-256: e759812960b1bd2cd9e8e90bd71d152ba4225cbf12757dd7d91a3042e759e114
crash-debuginfo-5.1.8-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1565
    MD5: 5acb1ec905d66f6e654f77f243a1669a
SHA-256: b3f5ca1ad521a3dfc83e62db68d2f6111c66028d9bbfb10817b411dc0227329a
crash-debuginfo-5.1.8-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1565
    MD5: e3a6bf235e0363697ea724118f295991
SHA-256: 3ae4cb53376adef5bcfd128b14360c3bd662f2dac8919c825414ec9a1335dbad
crash-devel-5.1.8-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1565
    MD5: beaa513340f6372dfeb99fe46e90b75d
SHA-256: ebd12501aefa823441f36ef11022f232e7b8c08cd62f1e7513af3f381f0779fc
crash-devel-5.1.8-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1565
    MD5: 351a791a0dcd7ed73bb6629bb2923d7d
SHA-256: 83efdcde58f43d329723cc21471b8d1f7c8cf8da21be973dfeabf1901e41d335
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)

SRPMS:
crash-5.1.8-1.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1565
    MD5: a7025535c755e6cbc9b5eeee51c92d39
SHA-256: e3e13abebe8e7f8d434734fbecd94070d4732a58a6e82fcf7b5b57657474d0ca
 
x86_64:
crash-5.1.8-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1565
    MD5: 16624e197831fca6f0abb3ed8baf7233
SHA-256: e759812960b1bd2cd9e8e90bd71d152ba4225cbf12757dd7d91a3042e759e114
crash-debuginfo-5.1.8-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1565
    MD5: 5acb1ec905d66f6e654f77f243a1669a
SHA-256: b3f5ca1ad521a3dfc83e62db68d2f6111c66028d9bbfb10817b411dc0227329a
crash-debuginfo-5.1.8-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1565
    MD5: e3a6bf235e0363697ea724118f295991
SHA-256: 3ae4cb53376adef5bcfd128b14360c3bd662f2dac8919c825414ec9a1335dbad
crash-devel-5.1.8-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1565
    MD5: beaa513340f6372dfeb99fe46e90b75d
SHA-256: ebd12501aefa823441f36ef11022f232e7b8c08cd62f1e7513af3f381f0779fc
crash-devel-5.1.8-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1565
    MD5: 351a791a0dcd7ed73bb6629bb2923d7d
SHA-256: 83efdcde58f43d329723cc21471b8d1f7c8cf8da21be973dfeabf1901e41d335
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)

SRPMS:
crash-5.1.8-1.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1565
    MD5: a7025535c755e6cbc9b5eeee51c92d39
SHA-256: e3e13abebe8e7f8d434734fbecd94070d4732a58a6e82fcf7b5b57657474d0ca
 
IA-32:
crash-5.1.8-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1565
    MD5: 978eb9928c98d15a4b6db2082d95f2bd
SHA-256: f08f7b8ac8f6543fd7857a6bd8c380ad957d76a28f3543b750446f3f7890b910
crash-debuginfo-5.1.8-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1565
    MD5: 5acb1ec905d66f6e654f77f243a1669a
SHA-256: b3f5ca1ad521a3dfc83e62db68d2f6111c66028d9bbfb10817b411dc0227329a
crash-devel-5.1.8-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1565
    MD5: beaa513340f6372dfeb99fe46e90b75d
SHA-256: ebd12501aefa823441f36ef11022f232e7b8c08cd62f1e7513af3f381f0779fc
 
PPC:
crash-5.1.8-1.el6.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1565
    MD5: e41fb3c8329291ca8c491f6bdcecdec8
SHA-256: bcf5a2c92d8d43f47136f131711501385377d7ed65e2b476f1c7bd7ee748afa7
crash-debuginfo-5.1.8-1.el6.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1565
    MD5: ab4c22c39eb4a7f4ebaf3a52db904c36
SHA-256: 5ddd4f2afed9c5269f71c54a7675fa8aa596318340ba5ff18fdd632bbba2fe9b
crash-devel-5.1.8-1.el6.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1565
    MD5: 0a43a9a9741a18fa3ec365219bbb256d
SHA-256: cfa5cd23ed00303c5f344dfeddcf419a1e9295f0993f062146a6367b348a856d
 
s390x:
crash-5.1.8-1.el6.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1565
    MD5: 9898d336cb79d4b86a04040da5468374
SHA-256: f3753cc096cb3fe619985a0c9cb4851af33419f973e9b3abea65bbee09bd2cf9
crash-debuginfo-5.1.8-1.el6.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1565
    MD5: 704e4e5a46233d21a95b0de0a7fca340
SHA-256: 59bd3a5c0ad54e0fa42686f0559a54a9506edba7639e16401f88fdcf27ae5026
crash-debuginfo-5.1.8-1.el6.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1565
    MD5: 7942ffc17dcf04304b5311755a28d5a6
SHA-256: fe01a9ead98d3ad297396ded66ddcf26abb747e4c9061769e1bcf0900b0cf8db
crash-devel-5.1.8-1.el6.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1565
    MD5: b22fbcd154d4e45c5c74eb8a035aa3c6
SHA-256: aa2b8d746e68e4808b867284c6fc5d7196fb6687567d174baaa7d23e67bf2526
crash-devel-5.1.8-1.el6.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1565
    MD5: 3a3b6d2c62bc3e57cb255c0b52e489a4
SHA-256: a77ace4e461e28c460d93223a636ff14a3c23234aa6ec56cb25e20fcd41e5c1e
 
x86_64:
crash-5.1.8-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1565
    MD5: 16624e197831fca6f0abb3ed8baf7233
SHA-256: e759812960b1bd2cd9e8e90bd71d152ba4225cbf12757dd7d91a3042e759e114
crash-debuginfo-5.1.8-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1565
    MD5: 5acb1ec905d66f6e654f77f243a1669a
SHA-256: b3f5ca1ad521a3dfc83e62db68d2f6111c66028d9bbfb10817b411dc0227329a
crash-debuginfo-5.1.8-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1565
    MD5: e3a6bf235e0363697ea724118f295991
SHA-256: 3ae4cb53376adef5bcfd128b14360c3bd662f2dac8919c825414ec9a1335dbad
crash-devel-5.1.8-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1565
    MD5: beaa513340f6372dfeb99fe46e90b75d
SHA-256: ebd12501aefa823441f36ef11022f232e7b8c08cd62f1e7513af3f381f0779fc
crash-devel-5.1.8-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1565
    MD5: 351a791a0dcd7ed73bb6629bb2923d7d
SHA-256: 83efdcde58f43d329723cc21471b8d1f7c8cf8da21be973dfeabf1901e41d335
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

SRPMS:
crash-5.1.8-1.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1565
    MD5: a7025535c755e6cbc9b5eeee51c92d39
SHA-256: e3e13abebe8e7f8d434734fbecd94070d4732a58a6e82fcf7b5b57657474d0ca
 
IA-32:
crash-5.1.8-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1565
    MD5: 978eb9928c98d15a4b6db2082d95f2bd
SHA-256: f08f7b8ac8f6543fd7857a6bd8c380ad957d76a28f3543b750446f3f7890b910
crash-debuginfo-5.1.8-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1565
    MD5: 5acb1ec905d66f6e654f77f243a1669a
SHA-256: b3f5ca1ad521a3dfc83e62db68d2f6111c66028d9bbfb10817b411dc0227329a
crash-devel-5.1.8-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1565
    MD5: beaa513340f6372dfeb99fe46e90b75d
SHA-256: ebd12501aefa823441f36ef11022f232e7b8c08cd62f1e7513af3f381f0779fc
 
x86_64:
crash-5.1.8-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1565
    MD5: 16624e197831fca6f0abb3ed8baf7233
SHA-256: e759812960b1bd2cd9e8e90bd71d152ba4225cbf12757dd7d91a3042e759e114
crash-debuginfo-5.1.8-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1565
    MD5: 5acb1ec905d66f6e654f77f243a1669a
SHA-256: b3f5ca1ad521a3dfc83e62db68d2f6111c66028d9bbfb10817b411dc0227329a
crash-debuginfo-5.1.8-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1565
    MD5: e3a6bf235e0363697ea724118f295991
SHA-256: 3ae4cb53376adef5bcfd128b14360c3bd662f2dac8919c825414ec9a1335dbad
crash-devel-5.1.8-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1565
    MD5: beaa513340f6372dfeb99fe46e90b75d
SHA-256: ebd12501aefa823441f36ef11022f232e7b8c08cd62f1e7513af3f381f0779fc
crash-devel-5.1.8-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2013:1565
    MD5: 351a791a0dcd7ed73bb6629bb2923d7d
SHA-256: 83efdcde58f43d329723cc21471b8d1f7c8cf8da21be973dfeabf1901e41d335
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

695413 - crash manpage is confusing; crash -h is worse than manpage
703467 - Need an option to retrieve kernel version from vmcore
705142 - [RHEL6.1] crash: compressed kdump: invalid nr_cpus value: <cpus>
710193 - Rebase request for crash utility RHEL6.2 errata
712214 - bt: cannot transition from exception stack to process stack



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