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Bug Fix Advisory kexec-tools bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2011:0382-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2011-03-25
Last updated on: 2011-03-25
Affected Products: 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

An updated kexec-tools package that fixes one bug is now available for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 5 Extended Update Support.

The kexec fastboot mechanism allows booting a Linux kernel from the context of
an already running kernel. The kexec-tools package provides the /sbin/kexec
binary and ancillary utilities that form the user-space component of the
kernel's kexec feature.

This update fixes the following bug:

* On certain hardware, the kexec kernel incorrectly attempted to use a reserved
memory range, and failed to boot with an error. This update adapts the
underlying source code to determine the size of a backup region dynamically. As
a result, kexec no longer attempts to use the reserved memory range, and boots
as expected. (BZ#682085)

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


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-126.el5_6.5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0505
    MD5: 2116ad261f8ba3411dd5648a6fc6fa41
SHA-256: 1d3e432bbc6d80dd338317c1f64678a79df84b89d75e8701451562fc06e92044
 
IA-32:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-126.el5_6.5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1321
    MD5: ca37a6514b3b089f48fbf424b3da5f44
SHA-256: c11d622e7fd853032f4381fe710399cc8dd68a00ae3246a358545a6072c1e2e1
 
IA-64:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-126.el5_6.5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1321
    MD5: 9e75424f30e86c0423d6755991cbdcf5
SHA-256: af270d6117487f3ae5832a284bda5e9c0009e61578151160c957d0d47dcf91ee
 
PPC:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-126.el5_6.5.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1321
    MD5: 647c83be158cd800b8a01cbc46daa79d
SHA-256: 7d66b186d16ca0c89f558a5ddb31b52c86f378cd3465fe4ad6cca57b5361668b
 
s390x:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-126.el5_6.5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1321
    MD5: f5374fda15e36fa7025b5108cc7585e3
SHA-256: f447341f84e091999ba9f15e08386e07df9c9ae2d2e4b4a406d609fa03f09d89
 
x86_64:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-126.el5_6.5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1321
    MD5: e509bde138049fabec0348e3efe601dd
SHA-256: fa06321b9a2d6277d63561e8478994387c64bfa2030b8c765b50a2ea62de48af
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-126.el5_6.5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0505
    MD5: 2116ad261f8ba3411dd5648a6fc6fa41
SHA-256: 1d3e432bbc6d80dd338317c1f64678a79df84b89d75e8701451562fc06e92044
 
IA-32:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-126.el5_6.5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1321
    MD5: ca37a6514b3b089f48fbf424b3da5f44
SHA-256: c11d622e7fd853032f4381fe710399cc8dd68a00ae3246a358545a6072c1e2e1
 
x86_64:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-126.el5_6.5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1321
    MD5: e509bde138049fabec0348e3efe601dd
SHA-256: fa06321b9a2d6277d63561e8478994387c64bfa2030b8c765b50a2ea62de48af
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.6.z server)

SRPMS:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-126.el5_6.5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0505
    MD5: 2116ad261f8ba3411dd5648a6fc6fa41
SHA-256: 1d3e432bbc6d80dd338317c1f64678a79df84b89d75e8701451562fc06e92044
 
IA-32:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-126.el5_6.5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0505
    MD5: ca37a6514b3b089f48fbf424b3da5f44
SHA-256: c11d622e7fd853032f4381fe710399cc8dd68a00ae3246a358545a6072c1e2e1
 
IA-64:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-126.el5_6.5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0505
    MD5: 9e75424f30e86c0423d6755991cbdcf5
SHA-256: af270d6117487f3ae5832a284bda5e9c0009e61578151160c957d0d47dcf91ee
 
PPC:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-126.el5_6.5.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0505
    MD5: 647c83be158cd800b8a01cbc46daa79d
SHA-256: 7d66b186d16ca0c89f558a5ddb31b52c86f378cd3465fe4ad6cca57b5361668b
 
s390x:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-126.el5_6.5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0505
    MD5: f5374fda15e36fa7025b5108cc7585e3
SHA-256: f447341f84e091999ba9f15e08386e07df9c9ae2d2e4b4a406d609fa03f09d89
 
x86_64:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-126.el5_6.5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0505
    MD5: e509bde138049fabec0348e3efe601dd
SHA-256: fa06321b9a2d6277d63561e8478994387c64bfa2030b8c765b50a2ea62de48af
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Long Life (v. 5.6 server)

SRPMS:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-126.el5_6.5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0505
    MD5: 2116ad261f8ba3411dd5648a6fc6fa41
SHA-256: 1d3e432bbc6d80dd338317c1f64678a79df84b89d75e8701451562fc06e92044
 
IA-32:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-126.el5_6.5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0505
    MD5: ca37a6514b3b089f48fbf424b3da5f44
SHA-256: c11d622e7fd853032f4381fe710399cc8dd68a00ae3246a358545a6072c1e2e1
 
IA-64:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-126.el5_6.5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0505
    MD5: 9e75424f30e86c0423d6755991cbdcf5
SHA-256: af270d6117487f3ae5832a284bda5e9c0009e61578151160c957d0d47dcf91ee
 
x86_64:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-126.el5_6.5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0505
    MD5: e509bde138049fabec0348e3efe601dd
SHA-256: fa06321b9a2d6277d63561e8478994387c64bfa2030b8c765b50a2ea62de48af
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

682085 - kexec kernel crashes due to use of reserved memory range



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