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Bug Fix Advisory xen bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2011:0342-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2011-03-10
Last updated on: 2011-03-10
Affected Products: RHEL Desktop Multi OS (v. 5 client)
RHEL Virtualization (v. 5 server)
RHEL Virtualization EUS (v. 5.6.z server)
RHEL Virtualization Long Life (v. 5.6 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.6.z server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Long Life (v. 5.6 server)

Details

Updated xen packages that fix various bugs are now available for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 5 Extended Update Support.

Xen is a high-performance and secure open source virtualization framework.
Virtualization allows users to run guest operating systems in virtual machines
on top of a host operating system.

This update fixes the following bugs:

* With a large number of virtual block devices (VBDs) or virtual guests,
looking for duplicate devices could take a very long time and significantly
increase overall boot time. With this update, this procedure has been optimized
not to require XenStore, so that virtual guests now boot much faster.
Additionally, this update also ensures that the domain record counter contains a
correct value when a XenStore transaction is canceled. Note that when you add a
network interface controller (NIC) with an automatically generated MAC address,
this address is not verified. Avoid using a combination of hard-coded and
automatically assigned MAC addresses, as this can lead to a guest network
failure. (BZ#666802)

* Previously, creating a new domain caused a hot plug script to perform an
additional check of disk sharing capabilities. With a large number of virtual
block devices (VBDs), this operation could take a long time, and an attempt to
create a new domain could fail due to a timeout. Since a similar checking
mechanism is already implemented in the xend service, this update removes this
algorithm from the hot plug script, so that it no longer causes a domain
creation to fail. (BZ#680928)

Users of xen are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve
these issues. Note that after installation, the xend service must be restarted
for this update to take effect.


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

RHEL Desktop Multi OS (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
xen-3.0.3-120.el5_6.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: c3f99a026ba51b804c7e07f698e3d50d
SHA-256: 6288e5d8298919e5b255b450dfdce6597366ed5f03533abc04e0ab355ba25467
 
IA-32:
xen-3.0.3-120.el5_6.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0846
    MD5: 322f9188017d6e54759f5dc3c2150709
SHA-256: d3f33ea670cc6ca5b46b1f7c48bc34d9b93217b715743450b786582462c3cd4e
xen-devel-3.0.3-120.el5_6.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0846
    MD5: 3e7f3442c17d2c8d61aabf09c6c923d7
SHA-256: 5f82b614465f4bd90cd98629d3f16d7d17982bf97deb9a026121b9ca50752814
 
x86_64:
xen-3.0.3-120.el5_6.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0846
    MD5: 387d589bacb7251152f2a1b404c7b694
SHA-256: 5efbeeb8eaf006879dedfb756ee95138e7861ff93d1082d9e4a761ef21170993
xen-devel-3.0.3-120.el5_6.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0846
    MD5: 3e7f3442c17d2c8d61aabf09c6c923d7
SHA-256: 5f82b614465f4bd90cd98629d3f16d7d17982bf97deb9a026121b9ca50752814
xen-devel-3.0.3-120.el5_6.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0846
    MD5: ec9d0a9d21c369c8224123a354fd4b85
SHA-256: e17691d2fd1bb9c1a4757b29f0c428f2834e35e4089d9ca75e0e5184ee53ce25
 
RHEL Virtualization (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
xen-3.0.3-120.el5_6.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: c3f99a026ba51b804c7e07f698e3d50d
SHA-256: 6288e5d8298919e5b255b450dfdce6597366ed5f03533abc04e0ab355ba25467
 
IA-32:
xen-3.0.3-120.el5_6.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0846
    MD5: 322f9188017d6e54759f5dc3c2150709
SHA-256: d3f33ea670cc6ca5b46b1f7c48bc34d9b93217b715743450b786582462c3cd4e
xen-devel-3.0.3-120.el5_6.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0846
    MD5: 3e7f3442c17d2c8d61aabf09c6c923d7
SHA-256: 5f82b614465f4bd90cd98629d3f16d7d17982bf97deb9a026121b9ca50752814
 
IA-64:
xen-3.0.3-120.el5_6.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0846
    MD5: f9b957fed6c1d484c0b0b4f4b2d8b293
SHA-256: 5596f7819521d64380e3bca760314d87643f32233a73fc86eaf96399336abf12
xen-devel-3.0.3-120.el5_6.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0846
    MD5: d95281ea774151fabea9b6498aa74338
SHA-256: 899a01f8939a0372f57134581b6e7dba2b02a6000aefe17a61573f51b89da575
 
x86_64:
xen-3.0.3-120.el5_6.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0846
    MD5: 387d589bacb7251152f2a1b404c7b694
SHA-256: 5efbeeb8eaf006879dedfb756ee95138e7861ff93d1082d9e4a761ef21170993
xen-devel-3.0.3-120.el5_6.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0846
    MD5: 3e7f3442c17d2c8d61aabf09c6c923d7
SHA-256: 5f82b614465f4bd90cd98629d3f16d7d17982bf97deb9a026121b9ca50752814
xen-devel-3.0.3-120.el5_6.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0846
    MD5: ec9d0a9d21c369c8224123a354fd4b85
SHA-256: e17691d2fd1bb9c1a4757b29f0c428f2834e35e4089d9ca75e0e5184ee53ce25
 
RHEL Virtualization EUS (v. 5.6.z server)

SRPMS:
xen-3.0.3-120.el5_6.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: c3f99a026ba51b804c7e07f698e3d50d
SHA-256: 6288e5d8298919e5b255b450dfdce6597366ed5f03533abc04e0ab355ba25467
 
IA-32:
xen-3.0.3-120.el5_6.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: 322f9188017d6e54759f5dc3c2150709
SHA-256: d3f33ea670cc6ca5b46b1f7c48bc34d9b93217b715743450b786582462c3cd4e
xen-devel-3.0.3-120.el5_6.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: 3e7f3442c17d2c8d61aabf09c6c923d7
SHA-256: 5f82b614465f4bd90cd98629d3f16d7d17982bf97deb9a026121b9ca50752814
 
IA-64:
xen-3.0.3-120.el5_6.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: f9b957fed6c1d484c0b0b4f4b2d8b293
SHA-256: 5596f7819521d64380e3bca760314d87643f32233a73fc86eaf96399336abf12
xen-devel-3.0.3-120.el5_6.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: d95281ea774151fabea9b6498aa74338
SHA-256: 899a01f8939a0372f57134581b6e7dba2b02a6000aefe17a61573f51b89da575
 
x86_64:
xen-3.0.3-120.el5_6.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: 387d589bacb7251152f2a1b404c7b694
SHA-256: 5efbeeb8eaf006879dedfb756ee95138e7861ff93d1082d9e4a761ef21170993
xen-devel-3.0.3-120.el5_6.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: 3e7f3442c17d2c8d61aabf09c6c923d7
SHA-256: 5f82b614465f4bd90cd98629d3f16d7d17982bf97deb9a026121b9ca50752814
xen-devel-3.0.3-120.el5_6.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: ec9d0a9d21c369c8224123a354fd4b85
SHA-256: e17691d2fd1bb9c1a4757b29f0c428f2834e35e4089d9ca75e0e5184ee53ce25
 
RHEL Virtualization Long Life (v. 5.6 server)

SRPMS:
xen-3.0.3-120.el5_6.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: c3f99a026ba51b804c7e07f698e3d50d
SHA-256: 6288e5d8298919e5b255b450dfdce6597366ed5f03533abc04e0ab355ba25467
 
IA-32:
xen-3.0.3-120.el5_6.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: 322f9188017d6e54759f5dc3c2150709
SHA-256: d3f33ea670cc6ca5b46b1f7c48bc34d9b93217b715743450b786582462c3cd4e
xen-devel-3.0.3-120.el5_6.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: 3e7f3442c17d2c8d61aabf09c6c923d7
SHA-256: 5f82b614465f4bd90cd98629d3f16d7d17982bf97deb9a026121b9ca50752814
 
IA-64:
xen-3.0.3-120.el5_6.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: f9b957fed6c1d484c0b0b4f4b2d8b293
SHA-256: 5596f7819521d64380e3bca760314d87643f32233a73fc86eaf96399336abf12
xen-devel-3.0.3-120.el5_6.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: d95281ea774151fabea9b6498aa74338
SHA-256: 899a01f8939a0372f57134581b6e7dba2b02a6000aefe17a61573f51b89da575
 
x86_64:
xen-3.0.3-120.el5_6.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: 387d589bacb7251152f2a1b404c7b694
SHA-256: 5efbeeb8eaf006879dedfb756ee95138e7861ff93d1082d9e4a761ef21170993
xen-devel-3.0.3-120.el5_6.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: 3e7f3442c17d2c8d61aabf09c6c923d7
SHA-256: 5f82b614465f4bd90cd98629d3f16d7d17982bf97deb9a026121b9ca50752814
xen-devel-3.0.3-120.el5_6.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: ec9d0a9d21c369c8224123a354fd4b85
SHA-256: e17691d2fd1bb9c1a4757b29f0c428f2834e35e4089d9ca75e0e5184ee53ce25
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
xen-3.0.3-120.el5_6.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: c3f99a026ba51b804c7e07f698e3d50d
SHA-256: 6288e5d8298919e5b255b450dfdce6597366ed5f03533abc04e0ab355ba25467
 
IA-32:
xen-libs-3.0.3-120.el5_6.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0846
    MD5: 3710f06f2ce50a0185a9f0d263884097
SHA-256: 1b2185d27ae8aa6068462687ae2aeb5b97c354108d143fb174a79d38e5eba1ae
 
IA-64:
xen-libs-3.0.3-120.el5_6.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0846
    MD5: dfe1c22bce724e126e2b9fb3618be30a
SHA-256: 217464804e8688cc0655f844518c56cc91d955f0828a2ffb7080ea370d524753
 
x86_64:
xen-libs-3.0.3-120.el5_6.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0846
    MD5: 3710f06f2ce50a0185a9f0d263884097
SHA-256: 1b2185d27ae8aa6068462687ae2aeb5b97c354108d143fb174a79d38e5eba1ae
xen-libs-3.0.3-120.el5_6.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0846
    MD5: ceb932a987039719371c449ad104546d
SHA-256: 2b559ef4584f401b6fe062dc51ba5dc4dbb6423d6c03a03aae6c08bc0e76607d
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
xen-3.0.3-120.el5_6.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: c3f99a026ba51b804c7e07f698e3d50d
SHA-256: 6288e5d8298919e5b255b450dfdce6597366ed5f03533abc04e0ab355ba25467
 
IA-32:
xen-libs-3.0.3-120.el5_6.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0846
    MD5: 3710f06f2ce50a0185a9f0d263884097
SHA-256: 1b2185d27ae8aa6068462687ae2aeb5b97c354108d143fb174a79d38e5eba1ae
 
x86_64:
xen-libs-3.0.3-120.el5_6.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0846
    MD5: 3710f06f2ce50a0185a9f0d263884097
SHA-256: 1b2185d27ae8aa6068462687ae2aeb5b97c354108d143fb174a79d38e5eba1ae
xen-libs-3.0.3-120.el5_6.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0846
    MD5: ceb932a987039719371c449ad104546d
SHA-256: 2b559ef4584f401b6fe062dc51ba5dc4dbb6423d6c03a03aae6c08bc0e76607d
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.6.z server)

SRPMS:
xen-3.0.3-120.el5_6.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: c3f99a026ba51b804c7e07f698e3d50d
SHA-256: 6288e5d8298919e5b255b450dfdce6597366ed5f03533abc04e0ab355ba25467
 
IA-32:
xen-libs-3.0.3-120.el5_6.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: 3710f06f2ce50a0185a9f0d263884097
SHA-256: 1b2185d27ae8aa6068462687ae2aeb5b97c354108d143fb174a79d38e5eba1ae
 
IA-64:
xen-libs-3.0.3-120.el5_6.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: dfe1c22bce724e126e2b9fb3618be30a
SHA-256: 217464804e8688cc0655f844518c56cc91d955f0828a2ffb7080ea370d524753
 
x86_64:
xen-libs-3.0.3-120.el5_6.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: 3710f06f2ce50a0185a9f0d263884097
SHA-256: 1b2185d27ae8aa6068462687ae2aeb5b97c354108d143fb174a79d38e5eba1ae
xen-libs-3.0.3-120.el5_6.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: ceb932a987039719371c449ad104546d
SHA-256: 2b559ef4584f401b6fe062dc51ba5dc4dbb6423d6c03a03aae6c08bc0e76607d
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Long Life (v. 5.6 server)

SRPMS:
xen-3.0.3-120.el5_6.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: c3f99a026ba51b804c7e07f698e3d50d
SHA-256: 6288e5d8298919e5b255b450dfdce6597366ed5f03533abc04e0ab355ba25467
 
IA-32:
xen-libs-3.0.3-120.el5_6.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: 3710f06f2ce50a0185a9f0d263884097
SHA-256: 1b2185d27ae8aa6068462687ae2aeb5b97c354108d143fb174a79d38e5eba1ae
 
IA-64:
xen-libs-3.0.3-120.el5_6.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: dfe1c22bce724e126e2b9fb3618be30a
SHA-256: 217464804e8688cc0655f844518c56cc91d955f0828a2ffb7080ea370d524753
 
x86_64:
xen-libs-3.0.3-120.el5_6.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: 3710f06f2ce50a0185a9f0d263884097
SHA-256: 1b2185d27ae8aa6068462687ae2aeb5b97c354108d143fb174a79d38e5eba1ae
xen-libs-3.0.3-120.el5_6.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: ceb932a987039719371c449ad104546d
SHA-256: 2b559ef4584f401b6fe062dc51ba5dc4dbb6423d6c03a03aae6c08bc0e76607d
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

666802 - [5.4][Xen]When many guests are created by "xm create", the boot time increases quadratically with the number of total VBDs
680928 - Domain creation failed when previous domains have lots of vbds


Keywords

xen


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