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Enhancement Advisory systemtap enhancement update

Advisory: RHEA-2011:0037-1
Type: Product Enhancement Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2011-01-13
Last updated on: 2011-01-13
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

Updated systemtap packages that rebase to upstream version 1.3 are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

SystemTap is an instrumentation system for systems running the Linux kernel,
version 2.6. Developers can write scripts to collect data on the operation of
the system.

With this update SystemTap is now re-based on upstream version 1.3. This re-base
features several enhancements, including improved userspace probing, new
scripting
language features, more robust backtracing/symbol-processing, and extended
probing reach. In addition, this re-base also applies several upstream bug
fixes, including:

* When loading a module, stap executes stapio to handle interactions. A bug in
runtime/staprun/mainloop.c made it possible for stapio to fail in executing a
module control file even after successfully opening it. When this occurred,
stapio returned an "ERROR: unexpected EOF" when loading/unloading a kernel
module concurrently. This update applies an upstream patch to
runtime/staprun/mainloop.c that instructs stapio to quit (instead of retrying)
when a read error occurs, avoiding a loop. (BZ#557165)

* When running rpm -V systemtap systemtap-server, TPS reports two verification
failures: systemtap-server.ppc64: /var/log/stap-server.log .M...UG. [tps:B] and
systemtap.ppc64: /usr/share/systemtap/runtime/uprobes .M....G. [tps:B]. This
update applies an upstream patch that corrects this. (BZ#559633)

For more details on bug fixes and enhancements applied by this update, please
refer to the "systemtap" section in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 Technical
Notes:
http://www.redhat.com/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/5.6/html/Technical_Notes/index.html

All SystemTap users are advised to apply this update.


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
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
systemtap-1.3-4.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0058
    MD5: 577742988629cdf264f90d3d41792d6e
SHA-256: 33a9e5cd31900745a267c53aeb9c95b130a17872ef4594de3ff470413010d637
 
IA-32:
systemtap-1.3-4.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0058
    MD5: 4e9936af922361fb4081b0c382482369
SHA-256: f8df174e4d00e14939c7942a982d0a612e77ed7053abed773609f0527830dc0e
systemtap-client-1.3-4.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0058
    MD5: aa4393bcb231f4b28577c085d3df454a
SHA-256: 088f2e8c4b22748cf86a2c1961c835a9f41806b74a9b40c1ac2bb19b19cfc01d
systemtap-initscript-1.3-4.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0058
    MD5: e18cbe219b635a9c28aeb9ac8f97ce6f
SHA-256: 409b503c1c45bd013fc2d6dbc63f4bad6ced520f30b5e6a74b70e2da3158d6b1
systemtap-runtime-1.3-4.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0058
    MD5: 143fa7407b51c9fb876bf783f882f401
SHA-256: dda3aa8dbe76b9e031c3b18bd2e1881e232b617cb14ea169966975bf82331d6b
systemtap-sdt-devel-1.3-4.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0058
    MD5: d4c8978f5b912b3098048f9d58a88c87
SHA-256: 5992f4eac105b74aa51ff12eaf6f3831e23f9a277499a30d2ec612df15116dc7
systemtap-server-1.3-4.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0058
    MD5: 9e17eba3f68d85aaf3e6f685ac7c741c
SHA-256: cb4dfc3f1606e48a22657cf3130b71af312034ad2e5f211be06fdb2eb715b726
systemtap-testsuite-1.3-4.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0058
    MD5: 9f7e200379e9bfcdec6fd4f239b7e08e
SHA-256: 1e82f23292ff24c9cb29fafa52a43943c6a70004f1ac82c0b2b0abd48e405216
 
IA-64:
systemtap-1.3-4.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0058
    MD5: 32445a4ff8a3494d6536be440d107ba0
SHA-256: c3e65d9980584ff6db93659826361c12822ad61b0f13debbb0e40a6fd1057773
systemtap-client-1.3-4.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0058
    MD5: 4524fc29fa613865a56302b400d86fde
SHA-256: f494a63eb7a903bc1f988ad9df1a5df496d61370de26e6a3ca074e8e25add38f
systemtap-initscript-1.3-4.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0058
    MD5: 3c83027813b981a93e0c752cd6631122
SHA-256: 7428e5d63215e8f64ad36d2795290929fa85aa428835a9c50095a29c7e2767d1
systemtap-runtime-1.3-4.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0058
    MD5: 7b0d887ed1e0531319676190cc8233ad
SHA-256: 88b2c09a504b9a4dfe1dce6925dae1209df5daf0a5e9eb15c37fdc395dde6472
systemtap-sdt-devel-1.3-4.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0058
    MD5: 26b85fa3876ee8a53d82b43f56f40ee9
SHA-256: 2eb81b509fdf2606fa1b17f89ed0f8d15d4539698c7526818d349233a6dd1b6b
systemtap-server-1.3-4.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0058
    MD5: 649318df2160bf76cefa5d598bf86416
SHA-256: e5879a66670c1364e94216eae50e95de25bbe742f58836fb90f5df68727e0a04
systemtap-testsuite-1.3-4.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0058
    MD5: 12cc41fd8b3eb4d9ad9c6c21258de74c
SHA-256: df08b0b8a65d20fa03cae4d209ec73efe0bf891644eeeab0b1b574cee7669ed8
 
PPC:
systemtap-1.3-4.el5.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0058
    MD5: bb61ce58edb4056ef9ab775b39b4caa1
SHA-256: 6e6b31131ea5bdb496a7cf76719a0cc3d2cb3af90730214369f2d0f7a6626047
systemtap-client-1.3-4.el5.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0058
    MD5: 483c04d7235e531718920a76f92d98b6
SHA-256: 375ce56aca9631b3cd894bc6fc131430e714fe8ecd54b5e7555a635d22b6a7a9
systemtap-initscript-1.3-4.el5.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0058
    MD5: d878ee0d5c481aa6860746d6d613df4f
SHA-256: a9ceeaa2137544a55c4801b8e08fba37a9c7986f1745bff979551ef47adbb0a2
systemtap-runtime-1.3-4.el5.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0058
    MD5: fc5e0a97713fb8cc86f6f5582e33995f
SHA-256: 37274feaf861535b0bbf06f84189dfc68b87ac58ddf73344590b53acff436e6c
systemtap-sdt-devel-1.3-4.el5.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0058
    MD5: 9fe9dc1ac4c1d743ff43725a1cc18a57
SHA-256: 1f83a2961889742224d8b882c2892bad324cb9123d15e42d91df7d92bdfe58e9
systemtap-server-1.3-4.el5.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0058
    MD5: 868dd8539e74b4156b39a7b29f261f3f
SHA-256: 8f240ce27bad01a52a7dd43d36c55b31e03590c014028a589f6f9e2174a7adcc
systemtap-testsuite-1.3-4.el5.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0058
    MD5: e8c4298afa5308031bf584d9913928bb
SHA-256: c1d682d2b3f9d9e5b856f480bab04d856f19c48bce548efc6c666ae3af25ce00
 
s390x:
systemtap-1.3-4.el5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0058
    MD5: c92135b68064aa5cdec969e7dd0991ce
SHA-256: eddfe97d7a4860b091bbf6ac6e099097e53e03485618814a9b26ff27ccb3f476
systemtap-client-1.3-4.el5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0058
    MD5: fc4044039432c93e1dfca797a2f7c078
SHA-256: 413de3695d54b3e5105c83911bdc60bbddf2d392b094ede8fcc96afb94bf1592
systemtap-initscript-1.3-4.el5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0058
    MD5: 1a6a0965ad2295aa089b74b70b017467
SHA-256: bcef40a263c523a1477761711a3e81b0ec0b0d2ade2e674c332649cd41293664
systemtap-runtime-1.3-4.el5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0058
    MD5: e8ac1db36dbdd5473d60efb796ac38f2
SHA-256: 1baf34ba01ef61594fe8f0ef6b8ab8a0d49ebf75d4bce303f39bacccbcf5a471
systemtap-sdt-devel-1.3-4.el5.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0058
    MD5: a32fb0cb66fa865f0f94ed470ee99644
SHA-256: 4237637576b2b5d322ac7d62beaad96c87ee1267049abda39170f56f7f448a49
systemtap-sdt-devel-1.3-4.el5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0058
    MD5: c2d695f150fcf9005853d95f953d0f9a
SHA-256: 6fd0ed0c170de117293161d26e1fb557c71f3c44e0b3ea448002b6098b710c20
systemtap-server-1.3-4.el5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0058
    MD5: 8a155955630461a587994c014c5b9bd5
SHA-256: 49c54329b279493449d5575140d18fc4799f4a93cd7f8fffb198c3c0284e3986
systemtap-testsuite-1.3-4.el5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0058
    MD5: a7d10e121fa51b45f1f91bb6eb71462c
SHA-256: d59498e5284358d544f45bbf01ce6d67588b82bfef3774de1e8ea938a803d587
 
x86_64:
systemtap-1.3-4.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0058
    MD5: d547e446aaaac297e2a0badf1bf30425
SHA-256: 81d323e456f97e293e3a7326bf9560e92821ddce1db580fa4983e1ba140459d1
systemtap-client-1.3-4.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0058
    MD5: 7e3ad2447fbee761026aca64c3aad083
SHA-256: 72f46c3a930a87c094603adbcbb1841b89051c06240a14cd2344bcde048f68ab
systemtap-initscript-1.3-4.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0058
    MD5: 69fa2d6eca2c2d2320260a251e00f41d
SHA-256: ddddbf0fa9fce3637da5ca6b6dadd19b999fc1685d8c7dcbbc02727de3d957de
systemtap-runtime-1.3-4.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0058
    MD5: 56e08be016e669cf1838bcc018f841a0
SHA-256: a0693568aafc4b6cd15f11ff54ccc27cc4dc965d73c2a70ff07e3fa43a1804fe
systemtap-sdt-devel-1.3-4.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0058
    MD5: d4c8978f5b912b3098048f9d58a88c87
SHA-256: 5992f4eac105b74aa51ff12eaf6f3831e23f9a277499a30d2ec612df15116dc7
systemtap-sdt-devel-1.3-4.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0058
    MD5: 7814139ba7b8471e353e58654dc1b763
SHA-256: 32ee46f0c944c46ae33cd1cb120eccafad4b40d8776407bfa7754ef5b4ed2cb6
systemtap-server-1.3-4.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0058
    MD5: 347596424eadd8aaa34ac37555295ebf
SHA-256: 5d048967a0d656d09f87abab04a16573992451209ab7366f7efe943940ecc6a1
systemtap-testsuite-1.3-4.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0058
    MD5: 3a66c11e8f11382b307f8877fb2517ac
SHA-256: 587e57f0c7ac75275a4875586dea335a97bf5e7b7a5d87d9aa6ade8fae0fbbde
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
systemtap-1.3-4.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0058
    MD5: 577742988629cdf264f90d3d41792d6e
SHA-256: 33a9e5cd31900745a267c53aeb9c95b130a17872ef4594de3ff470413010d637
 
IA-32:
systemtap-1.3-4.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0058
    MD5: 4e9936af922361fb4081b0c382482369
SHA-256: f8df174e4d00e14939c7942a982d0a612e77ed7053abed773609f0527830dc0e
systemtap-client-1.3-4.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0058
    MD5: aa4393bcb231f4b28577c085d3df454a
SHA-256: 088f2e8c4b22748cf86a2c1961c835a9f41806b74a9b40c1ac2bb19b19cfc01d
systemtap-initscript-1.3-4.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0058
    MD5: e18cbe219b635a9c28aeb9ac8f97ce6f
SHA-256: 409b503c1c45bd013fc2d6dbc63f4bad6ced520f30b5e6a74b70e2da3158d6b1
systemtap-runtime-1.3-4.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0058
    MD5: 143fa7407b51c9fb876bf783f882f401
SHA-256: dda3aa8dbe76b9e031c3b18bd2e1881e232b617cb14ea169966975bf82331d6b
systemtap-sdt-devel-1.3-4.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0058
    MD5: d4c8978f5b912b3098048f9d58a88c87
SHA-256: 5992f4eac105b74aa51ff12eaf6f3831e23f9a277499a30d2ec612df15116dc7
systemtap-server-1.3-4.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0058
    MD5: 9e17eba3f68d85aaf3e6f685ac7c741c
SHA-256: cb4dfc3f1606e48a22657cf3130b71af312034ad2e5f211be06fdb2eb715b726
systemtap-testsuite-1.3-4.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0376
    MD5: 9f7e200379e9bfcdec6fd4f239b7e08e
SHA-256: 1e82f23292ff24c9cb29fafa52a43943c6a70004f1ac82c0b2b0abd48e405216
 
x86_64:
systemtap-1.3-4.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0058
    MD5: d547e446aaaac297e2a0badf1bf30425
SHA-256: 81d323e456f97e293e3a7326bf9560e92821ddce1db580fa4983e1ba140459d1
systemtap-client-1.3-4.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0058
    MD5: 7e3ad2447fbee761026aca64c3aad083
SHA-256: 72f46c3a930a87c094603adbcbb1841b89051c06240a14cd2344bcde048f68ab
systemtap-initscript-1.3-4.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0058
    MD5: 69fa2d6eca2c2d2320260a251e00f41d
SHA-256: ddddbf0fa9fce3637da5ca6b6dadd19b999fc1685d8c7dcbbc02727de3d957de
systemtap-runtime-1.3-4.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0058
    MD5: 56e08be016e669cf1838bcc018f841a0
SHA-256: a0693568aafc4b6cd15f11ff54ccc27cc4dc965d73c2a70ff07e3fa43a1804fe
systemtap-sdt-devel-1.3-4.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0058
    MD5: d4c8978f5b912b3098048f9d58a88c87
SHA-256: 5992f4eac105b74aa51ff12eaf6f3831e23f9a277499a30d2ec612df15116dc7
systemtap-sdt-devel-1.3-4.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0058
    MD5: 7814139ba7b8471e353e58654dc1b763
SHA-256: 32ee46f0c944c46ae33cd1cb120eccafad4b40d8776407bfa7754ef5b4ed2cb6
systemtap-server-1.3-4.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0058
    MD5: 347596424eadd8aaa34ac37555295ebf
SHA-256: 5d048967a0d656d09f87abab04a16573992451209ab7366f7efe943940ecc6a1
systemtap-testsuite-1.3-4.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0376
    MD5: 3a66c11e8f11382b307f8877fb2517ac
SHA-256: 587e57f0c7ac75275a4875586dea335a97bf5e7b7a5d87d9aa6ade8fae0fbbde
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

513672 - stap-prep doesn't work without yum-utils, but no dep on it
555808 - Systemtap uses useradd without specifying UID
557165 - [S1][RHEL5.4] A stapio damemon outputs 'ERROR: Unexpected EOF' permanently when loading /unloading a kernel moudule concurrently.
559633 - Errata testing: rpm -V fails due to packaging issues
560720 - [Errata testing] socketpair syscall argstr has wrong "UNKNOWN VALUE" string
573031 - [errata testing] stap-prep script missing
598615 - Changing register contents (such as $return) causes crash
602706 - Potential early unload problem causing kernel crash
606726 - rebase systemtap for rhel5.6
629190 - unresolved dependency: systemtap-testsuite.ia64 -> prelink
648420 - [REG][5.6] When systemtap is used with '-I' option, segmentation fault occurs.



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