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Bug Fix Advisory sysstat bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2012:1219-2
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2013-01-07
Last updated on: 2013-01-07
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

Updated sysstat packages that fix four bugs are now available for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 5.

The sysstat packages provide a set of utilities which enable system monitoring
of disks, network, and other I/O activity.

This update fixes the following bugs:

* Prior to this update, the cifsiostat utility did not report the correct number
of open files on CIFS file systems. This update modifies the underlying code to
output the correct number of open files on CIFS file systems. (BZ#706333)

* Prior to this update, the argument for the "-i" option of the "sar" command
used intervals of quarter seconds instead of seconds. This update modifies the
underlying code to print the output in the chosen time interval. (BZ#725266)

* Prior to this update, the device minor number was limited to 256. As a
consequence, the "-p" option of the "sar" command incorrectly displayed device
names greater than 256 as "nodev" or "dev-[major number]-[minor number]". This
update increases the value of the IOC_MAXNIMOR constant. Now, devices names with
minor numbers greater than 256 are displayed correctly in the "sar" output.
(BZ#801701)

* Prior to this update, both disks and partitions were considered for full
statistics. As a consequence, the "-b" option of the "sar" command could, under
certain circumstances, double the actual value. This update adds a test to check
whether a name is a device or a partition before summing. Now, the output
represents the actual values. (BZ#805635)

All users of sysstat are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix
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/knowledge/articles/11258

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
sysstat-7.0.2-12.el5.src.rpm     MD5: a98145b028413bc7fa701dadfa02e8a8
SHA-256: b92ffa49288221566160ab8f19c4c5f44f574ac54d51abffb317bb4472ab39c0
 
IA-32:
sysstat-7.0.2-12.el5.i386.rpm     MD5: b17659a46191e668829c520407bdfced
SHA-256: 2892c6bbed747eb9442945b187fe0b2b2346587008215579ec3d57b27767d0ea
sysstat-debuginfo-7.0.2-12.el5.i386.rpm     MD5: 0a3fa91d1fa6ae1fc15c146ba572bb25
SHA-256: 0033648c3cad4b60c29b91a6204e19134e06b49f2fa16207acbb69d936de3d00
 
IA-64:
sysstat-7.0.2-12.el5.ia64.rpm     MD5: 1a8935d3ebe99fc0c243ca30121175b5
SHA-256: e67b141cdc4a7df16d2e4974cd8893d0f750ae5d53990b2486eefbc04bb40d2a
sysstat-debuginfo-7.0.2-12.el5.ia64.rpm     MD5: c0a238db2350dedb1103f89d55599480
SHA-256: 3a4ff5f5574a00cb9274a832ff9c78a8649f67795e48aadc95b80a9fe469d9fe
 
PPC:
sysstat-7.0.2-12.el5.ppc.rpm     MD5: 5f5d0f56f9339900024a2e7db5d533ea
SHA-256: cb04685228e59ed36e20b66b736a6cf425da666bcdf3ff59a4c70ecd9561d6c2
sysstat-debuginfo-7.0.2-12.el5.ppc.rpm     MD5: b6e302e24a83a5532d6ca5c0abcbf5af
SHA-256: 5c5d7f69f244fcfe51321c53d351e34ce42a02adbc2ce85cd29a558792d3e911
 
s390x:
sysstat-7.0.2-12.el5.s390x.rpm     MD5: bf073a07f9b4ad6e4e634a6286a8289c
SHA-256: 56f4e7d27b01faf23590302d624acbf9632d41dee9fee43beac265a46436b7c5
sysstat-debuginfo-7.0.2-12.el5.s390x.rpm     MD5: f1a1b43ca42d21a293702060d7582eac
SHA-256: 488e1b6e8ef261072fb212c7b1e0fb609814ae417a1edc4307ae74a0bf201c6a
 
x86_64:
sysstat-7.0.2-12.el5.x86_64.rpm     MD5: c058fa93abbbe0214762e1d122a0ee15
SHA-256: c1353b549c80bf210d78ae8be936b5d4015a4712f46c8c95b3869387b68a755c
sysstat-debuginfo-7.0.2-12.el5.x86_64.rpm     MD5: ce872919bae63ead5fa6137f2b6892bd
SHA-256: 00f880aa7321033866814babedea1ba1716be5329dd69ae5aa5935f437360f29
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
sysstat-7.0.2-12.el5.src.rpm     MD5: a98145b028413bc7fa701dadfa02e8a8
SHA-256: b92ffa49288221566160ab8f19c4c5f44f574ac54d51abffb317bb4472ab39c0
 
IA-32:
sysstat-7.0.2-12.el5.i386.rpm     MD5: b17659a46191e668829c520407bdfced
SHA-256: 2892c6bbed747eb9442945b187fe0b2b2346587008215579ec3d57b27767d0ea
sysstat-debuginfo-7.0.2-12.el5.i386.rpm     MD5: 0a3fa91d1fa6ae1fc15c146ba572bb25
SHA-256: 0033648c3cad4b60c29b91a6204e19134e06b49f2fa16207acbb69d936de3d00
 
x86_64:
sysstat-7.0.2-12.el5.x86_64.rpm     MD5: c058fa93abbbe0214762e1d122a0ee15
SHA-256: c1353b549c80bf210d78ae8be936b5d4015a4712f46c8c95b3869387b68a755c
sysstat-debuginfo-7.0.2-12.el5.x86_64.rpm     MD5: ce872919bae63ead5fa6137f2b6892bd
SHA-256: 00f880aa7321033866814babedea1ba1716be5329dd69ae5aa5935f437360f29
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

706333 - cifsiostat doesn't report number of open files correctly
725266 - sar -i not seconds


Keywords

sysstat


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