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Bug Fix Advisory Updated 2.4 kernel resolves obscure bugs.

Advisory: RHBA-2003:263-05
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2003-08-20
Last updated on: 2003-08-20
Affected Products: Red Hat Linux 7.1
Red Hat Linux 7.2
Red Hat Linux 7.3
Red Hat Linux 8.0
Red Hat Linux 9

Details

Updated kernel packages are now available fixing several obscure bugs.

The Linux kernel handles the basic functions of the operating system.

A number of rarely-seen problems have been discovered affecting the Linux
kernel:

- A rarely-seen signal delivery race condition.
- A rarely-seen race condition in updating page tables could cause systems
to hang.
- A USB OHCI problem with USB speedtouch ADSL modems.
- Several usb-storage devices were handled incorrectly.

All users are advised to upgrade to these errata packages.

Important:

Red Hat Linux 7.1 users must install quota-3.06-9.71 from RHSA-2003-187
before applying this update.

Red Hat Linux 7.2 or 7.3 users must install quota-3.06-9.7 from
RHSA-2003-187 before applying this update.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

To use Red Hat Network to upgrade the kernel, launch the Red Hat Update
Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system. Note that you need to select the
kernel explicitly if you are using the default configuration of up2date.

To install kernel packages manually, use "rpm -ivh <package>" and
modify system settings to boot the kernel you have installed. To
do this, edit /boot/grub/grub.conf and change the default entry to
"default=0" (or, if you have chosen to use LILO as your boot loader,
edit /etc/lilo.conf and run lilo)

Do not use "rpm -Uvh" as that will remove your running kernel binaries
from your system. You may use "rpm -e" to remove old kernels after
determining that the new kernel functions properly on your system.

Updated packages

Red Hat Linux 7.1

SRPMS:
kernel-2.4.20-20.7.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: 67bf7378bc0e70e6ab1b44f6284be0c0
 
IA-32:
kernel-2.4.20-20.7.athlon.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: d43d7276e5ee52465cfb6f00e01d8a1a
kernel-2.4.20-20.7.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: ac1bbdbb4a38f89875bc525620e6c142
kernel-2.4.20-20.7.i586.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: a970b5c7b06b3915a9320814c351f223
kernel-2.4.20-20.7.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: bcdd0fb929b22fbc805ac3c72c1a3503
kernel-BOOT-2.4.20-20.7.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: 70ec2cbd4613fda5a614334b66eb56cd
kernel-bigmem-2.4.20-20.7.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: 6ae8feff630268d01caddd39fc018d97
kernel-doc-2.4.20-20.7.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: 84b6df31bb7978b2ba7aaf0a084b923b
kernel-smp-2.4.20-20.7.athlon.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: e80aa46197116f46f7a0b950c8905e4f
kernel-smp-2.4.20-20.7.i586.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: add5bd2426b69bd2a061396ce13776d5
kernel-smp-2.4.20-20.7.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: 71e99e16c9d89ed36ae2ae3ed38e2c7a
kernel-source-2.4.20-20.7.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: 4f80e1764a4c5202233e0c46a0cd7123
 
Red Hat Linux 7.2

SRPMS:
kernel-2.4.20-20.7.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: 67bf7378bc0e70e6ab1b44f6284be0c0
 
IA-32:
kernel-2.4.20-20.7.athlon.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: d43d7276e5ee52465cfb6f00e01d8a1a
kernel-2.4.20-20.7.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: ac1bbdbb4a38f89875bc525620e6c142
kernel-2.4.20-20.7.i586.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: a970b5c7b06b3915a9320814c351f223
kernel-2.4.20-20.7.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: bcdd0fb929b22fbc805ac3c72c1a3503
kernel-BOOT-2.4.20-20.7.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: 70ec2cbd4613fda5a614334b66eb56cd
kernel-bigmem-2.4.20-20.7.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: 6ae8feff630268d01caddd39fc018d97
kernel-doc-2.4.20-20.7.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: 84b6df31bb7978b2ba7aaf0a084b923b
kernel-smp-2.4.20-20.7.athlon.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: e80aa46197116f46f7a0b950c8905e4f
kernel-smp-2.4.20-20.7.i586.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: add5bd2426b69bd2a061396ce13776d5
kernel-smp-2.4.20-20.7.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: 71e99e16c9d89ed36ae2ae3ed38e2c7a
kernel-source-2.4.20-20.7.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: 4f80e1764a4c5202233e0c46a0cd7123
 
Red Hat Linux 7.3

SRPMS:
kernel-2.4.20-20.7.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: 67bf7378bc0e70e6ab1b44f6284be0c0
 
IA-32:
kernel-2.4.20-20.7.athlon.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: d43d7276e5ee52465cfb6f00e01d8a1a
kernel-2.4.20-20.7.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: ac1bbdbb4a38f89875bc525620e6c142
kernel-2.4.20-20.7.i586.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: a970b5c7b06b3915a9320814c351f223
kernel-2.4.20-20.7.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: bcdd0fb929b22fbc805ac3c72c1a3503
kernel-BOOT-2.4.20-20.7.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: 70ec2cbd4613fda5a614334b66eb56cd
kernel-bigmem-2.4.20-20.7.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: 6ae8feff630268d01caddd39fc018d97
kernel-doc-2.4.20-20.7.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: 84b6df31bb7978b2ba7aaf0a084b923b
kernel-smp-2.4.20-20.7.athlon.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: e80aa46197116f46f7a0b950c8905e4f
kernel-smp-2.4.20-20.7.i586.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: add5bd2426b69bd2a061396ce13776d5
kernel-smp-2.4.20-20.7.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: 71e99e16c9d89ed36ae2ae3ed38e2c7a
kernel-source-2.4.20-20.7.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: 4f80e1764a4c5202233e0c46a0cd7123
 
Red Hat Linux 8.0

SRPMS:
kernel-2.4.20-20.8.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: f48bdbf75f1267667882ba6fd71b5485
 
IA-32:
kernel-2.4.20-20.8.athlon.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: 9eb393e65a7fa6d3b1d77e2883e83e28
kernel-2.4.20-20.8.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: c9cf316d022ac4c67ce08a2e06d0805d
kernel-2.4.20-20.8.i586.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: 68ca99733306db497c5cfe227c4a86e7
kernel-2.4.20-20.8.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: d5ac6bbc449e565f4e4941068755b3dd
kernel-BOOT-2.4.20-20.8.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: e3c497c266c153875a79cd0f03d826a4
kernel-bigmem-2.4.20-20.8.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: f60984b4d33cee730768cfc5a633b1e4
kernel-doc-2.4.20-20.8.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: e2aabeb99ff5edb6dba41833b1c3f706
kernel-smp-2.4.20-20.8.athlon.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: 0671568483695a30b5a9417cf2e99772
kernel-smp-2.4.20-20.8.i586.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: 6ee656cb898104d93674cb01ba447902
kernel-smp-2.4.20-20.8.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: f6208a79dbdd0d4b09a17f85788d1303
kernel-source-2.4.20-20.8.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:417
    MD5: 21a72ae85c5bad99e3b1252cf6ff32c6
 
Red Hat Linux 9

SRPMS:
kernel-2.4.20-20.9.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:166
    MD5: 6d746972fd46dd149c50b5f72aad69c3
 
IA-32:
kernel-2.4.20-20.9.athlon.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:166
    MD5: 7a581dcd85e60ffd137f19769e5a4fe4
kernel-2.4.20-20.9.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:166
    MD5: 7f855d126d0c66fa68c27b1b699d4d27
kernel-2.4.20-20.9.i586.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:166
    MD5: 0a5456524d186b2bf75325a2f843bd9f
kernel-2.4.20-20.9.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:166
    MD5: ed8725afb1fdaed2e3038d539043bff0
kernel-BOOT-2.4.20-20.9.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:166
    MD5: d3a5fb76721188d3c507b4d37931c494
kernel-bigmem-2.4.20-20.9.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:166
    MD5: 373e08a1ba29a2f98d4af61d9930144d
kernel-doc-2.4.20-20.9.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:166
    MD5: 1db8535a9da4061f56078103da3ae3f2
kernel-smp-2.4.20-20.9.athlon.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:166
    MD5: 5109cb3a1126d0216f329a0eed23c6ec
kernel-smp-2.4.20-20.9.i586.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:166
    MD5: b0a1c5919685729b9341cd4cd5da5fce
kernel-smp-2.4.20-20.9.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:166
    MD5: 4842a50a7d8d0fe301db5f57b4d1c861
kernel-source-2.4.20-20.9.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2004:166
    MD5: ad77c59540374839fb8660357e57ec6e
 

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

100439 - RHL9: reboot loop causes hangs on PE650
100739 - RH9: Newburn hangs with PERC 4 + 2.4.20-19.9smp
102133 - kernel panic in page_referenced()
80328 - (USB STORAGE)usb storage device 05e3/0702 rev. 1.13 doesn't work
89491 - Pentax digital camera makes usb-storage feel sick
96984 - (USB)Kernel oops with 2.4.20-18.7 and Speedtouch USB ADSL Modem
97260 - USB problem with Pentax Optio cameras



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