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Bug Fix Advisory kexec-tools bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2010:0438-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2010-05-25
Last updated on: 2010-05-25
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

An updated kexec-tools package that fixes a bug that prevented kexec from
capturing a vmcore on 64-bit systems with more than 1TB of RAM is now
available.

kexec-tools provides the /sbin/kexec binary that facilitates a new kernel
to boot using the kernel's kexec feature either on a normal or a panic
reboot. This package contains the /sbin/kexec binary and ancillary
utilities that together form the userspace component of the kernel's kexec
feature.

This update addresses the following issue:

* the physical address space supported by the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
kernel was out of sync with the physical address space the kexec binary
assumed the kernel supported. As a consequence, kexec could not
successfully capture a vmcore on AMD64 or Intel 64 systems with more than
1TB of RAM. This update brings the kernel and kexec utility view of the
supported memory boundary into sync, obviating the problem. (BZ#590547)

All users are advised to upgrade to this updated kexec-tools package, which
fixes this bug.


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:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-96.el5_5.2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1321
    MD5: c92f772134c6e8cadb73260a1fee3345
SHA-256: e8e2c349c2d799c2ceee47e7e518640a35b5d6bcfbd3e3961a1fc88a2bcec4e2
 
IA-32:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-96.el5_5.2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1321
    MD5: 86dc1b656c3ac363c382dc648cb25581
SHA-256: d24d3c943aa40b3a1a43caabb6c80cc6eeaac9293f4353c842d5623667c21077
 
IA-64:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-96.el5_5.2.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1321
    MD5: 039cce9dc344ccfde81c4521ed82a0d4
SHA-256: c9f07397326147e6ff7aad578ab699d7d78a1771d1efad1be67c168e757c96f1
 
PPC:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-96.el5_5.2.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1321
    MD5: ce39fd7e79f78e71d70751920c895e3e
SHA-256: a853b647f67dd42f4a5bf5a5b3adb25b51d092aa2ea67ac42922d8316a666700
 
s390x:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-96.el5_5.2.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1321
    MD5: 981bf1c46c5629cfa0cd91fcb4ff3139
SHA-256: ca02cba0fd10c1397189676e1400d15b980d2f88907de08cfccf064342097495
 
x86_64:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-96.el5_5.2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1321
    MD5: 69b8de3a11a705a651ce245520e1610f
SHA-256: 61a4b7632b3035ad56c85535688e6b29fc3e7666939c4381bf79bbdba69e89ac
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-96.el5_5.2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1321
    MD5: c92f772134c6e8cadb73260a1fee3345
SHA-256: e8e2c349c2d799c2ceee47e7e518640a35b5d6bcfbd3e3961a1fc88a2bcec4e2
 
IA-32:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-96.el5_5.2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1321
    MD5: 86dc1b656c3ac363c382dc648cb25581
SHA-256: d24d3c943aa40b3a1a43caabb6c80cc6eeaac9293f4353c842d5623667c21077
 
x86_64:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-96.el5_5.2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1321
    MD5: 69b8de3a11a705a651ce245520e1610f
SHA-256: 61a4b7632b3035ad56c85535688e6b29fc3e7666939c4381bf79bbdba69e89ac
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

590547 - kdump fails to save vmcore on machine with 1TB memory



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