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Bug Fix Advisory kexec-tools bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2010:0776-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2010-10-18
Last updated on: 2010-10-18
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 is now available.

The kexec-tools package provides /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 updated kexec-tools package fixes the following bug:

* Previously, "/sbin/kexec" could run out of buffer on a PowerPC, when the
PowerPC's memory was large, due to the buffer size limit for devtree. This
caused kdump to fail to start. With this update, the buffer size is increased,
thus, segmentation faults no longer occur and kdump is able to start as
expected. (BZ#639303)

All users of kexec-tools are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
resolves this issue.


Solution

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

This update is available via 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 (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-96.el5_5.4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1321
    MD5: fb77efbbc1c353aa598ea8dd89fd2b26
SHA-256: b99a98231e2b474ce3b07495459f85ca8f132d648bc95c8cafe39e7340dc4469
 
IA-32:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-96.el5_5.4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1321
    MD5: bf507c87b4197b4775cd5aaeb946afc6
SHA-256: 86c27988718b6f4f977868b6fbc67ccb474b52cf386e8e349bca8b2eea094b1e
 
IA-64:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-96.el5_5.4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1321
    MD5: 995470cba0c087643a9bbbc0e979b3c2
SHA-256: 36d6a08067525c639158b2ba436e98558670f0f879e080a7dc5b1f8bddbcbc18
 
PPC:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-96.el5_5.4.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1321
    MD5: ac5757f21ebaef428aaadba387abcd79
SHA-256: a34a546f32492e17295f84ece7b80f58fed0350ea3fa132e5fdbdb1cd068f057
 
s390x:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-96.el5_5.4.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1321
    MD5: 62c3ba3a30362ceac7cee38a96900156
SHA-256: b81efbde443e22e3c9e51041b2140b5ebf6ebf61418d9695305f49692c29505f
 
x86_64:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-96.el5_5.4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1321
    MD5: 77ff6b69e24fc158ee85f0c23c2d5a2c
SHA-256: 6c7b3b9f423d3114a4729135996c65e24360e0217499172487fed2690de12972
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-96.el5_5.4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1321
    MD5: fb77efbbc1c353aa598ea8dd89fd2b26
SHA-256: b99a98231e2b474ce3b07495459f85ca8f132d648bc95c8cafe39e7340dc4469
 
IA-32:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-96.el5_5.4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1321
    MD5: bf507c87b4197b4775cd5aaeb946afc6
SHA-256: 86c27988718b6f4f977868b6fbc67ccb474b52cf386e8e349bca8b2eea094b1e
 
x86_64:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-96.el5_5.4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1321
    MD5: 77ff6b69e24fc158ee85f0c23c2d5a2c
SHA-256: 6c7b3b9f423d3114a4729135996c65e24360e0217499172487fed2690de12972
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

639303 - kdump will not start on ppc64 server with 256G of memory enabled



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