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Bug Fix Advisory xen bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2011:0940-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2011-07-18
Last updated on: 2011-07-18
Affected Products: RHEL Desktop Multi OS (v. 5 client)
RHEL Virtualization EUS (v. 5.6.z server)
RHEL Virtualization Long Life (v. 5.6 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 a bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 5.

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 bug:

* Previously, the cache flush for IDE devices emulated via the QEMU emulator was
performed synchronously. When the flush process took too much time, the virtual
CPU was stuck while the fsync utility was running. This behavior sometimes
caused guests to terminate unexpectedly on the Windows operating system. With
this update, cache flushes for IDE devices are done asynchronously, and the
crash no longer occurs in the described scenario. (BZ#712412)

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


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

RHEL Desktop Multi OS (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
xen-3.0.3-120.el5_6.3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: 56129fd91e92e97a6d37aa2751f21c18
SHA-256: 1185daf2b922c77e4799e86aa9fd61877abf8e5e4e1250ba70bb83d3ef79e004
 
IA-32:
xen-3.0.3-120.el5_6.3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0846
    MD5: eda61053bc7a7f413da593e22d13649d
SHA-256: 859257d02699a14e645a8aa8949d5fe9418f5b2ee6f18c4fae94f9460ed3b38b
xen-devel-3.0.3-120.el5_6.3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0846
    MD5: 881c6ef445a16f8d4bf8efd24cc9845d
SHA-256: 810cdd76904c94e58bb7e2a56be43b53b5da073d082402d4b6d61d510c05df36
 
x86_64:
xen-3.0.3-120.el5_6.3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0846
    MD5: bd0c20d2299af2bb8c145d70cadee7e1
SHA-256: 2ba428780dbeeaa4d868f9e937e798d31560e7b74d9d3a7877114d38db162f99
xen-devel-3.0.3-120.el5_6.3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0846
    MD5: 881c6ef445a16f8d4bf8efd24cc9845d
SHA-256: 810cdd76904c94e58bb7e2a56be43b53b5da073d082402d4b6d61d510c05df36
xen-devel-3.0.3-120.el5_6.3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0846
    MD5: 904e26216f854bf91de748ff7f10da6e
SHA-256: 26d607870c31a9c6da4de737116aa8da703925f2edbcdcc9dbdf4432c5af9caa
 
RHEL Virtualization EUS (v. 5.6.z server)

SRPMS:
xen-3.0.3-120.el5_6.3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: 56129fd91e92e97a6d37aa2751f21c18
SHA-256: 1185daf2b922c77e4799e86aa9fd61877abf8e5e4e1250ba70bb83d3ef79e004
 
IA-32:
xen-3.0.3-120.el5_6.3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: eda61053bc7a7f413da593e22d13649d
SHA-256: 859257d02699a14e645a8aa8949d5fe9418f5b2ee6f18c4fae94f9460ed3b38b
xen-devel-3.0.3-120.el5_6.3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: 881c6ef445a16f8d4bf8efd24cc9845d
SHA-256: 810cdd76904c94e58bb7e2a56be43b53b5da073d082402d4b6d61d510c05df36
 
IA-64:
xen-3.0.3-120.el5_6.3.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: fde469eac5cd1ac82c615cb43f298270
SHA-256: 991f0df0ba123c56d2805e1698d64f18f0b7b3bf3ac7bc9478dd26a4435b14d6
xen-devel-3.0.3-120.el5_6.3.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: cc86836cde49d7279144068f929e0083
SHA-256: f470de5d7eca6ac95c11219e85c3f935dc3c400d2c8bc668fc9546ceffcf2d0b
 
x86_64:
xen-3.0.3-120.el5_6.3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: bd0c20d2299af2bb8c145d70cadee7e1
SHA-256: 2ba428780dbeeaa4d868f9e937e798d31560e7b74d9d3a7877114d38db162f99
xen-devel-3.0.3-120.el5_6.3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: 881c6ef445a16f8d4bf8efd24cc9845d
SHA-256: 810cdd76904c94e58bb7e2a56be43b53b5da073d082402d4b6d61d510c05df36
xen-devel-3.0.3-120.el5_6.3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: 904e26216f854bf91de748ff7f10da6e
SHA-256: 26d607870c31a9c6da4de737116aa8da703925f2edbcdcc9dbdf4432c5af9caa
 
RHEL Virtualization Long Life (v. 5.6 server)

SRPMS:
xen-3.0.3-120.el5_6.3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: 56129fd91e92e97a6d37aa2751f21c18
SHA-256: 1185daf2b922c77e4799e86aa9fd61877abf8e5e4e1250ba70bb83d3ef79e004
 
IA-32:
xen-3.0.3-120.el5_6.3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: eda61053bc7a7f413da593e22d13649d
SHA-256: 859257d02699a14e645a8aa8949d5fe9418f5b2ee6f18c4fae94f9460ed3b38b
xen-devel-3.0.3-120.el5_6.3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: 881c6ef445a16f8d4bf8efd24cc9845d
SHA-256: 810cdd76904c94e58bb7e2a56be43b53b5da073d082402d4b6d61d510c05df36
 
IA-64:
xen-3.0.3-120.el5_6.3.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: fde469eac5cd1ac82c615cb43f298270
SHA-256: 991f0df0ba123c56d2805e1698d64f18f0b7b3bf3ac7bc9478dd26a4435b14d6
xen-devel-3.0.3-120.el5_6.3.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: cc86836cde49d7279144068f929e0083
SHA-256: f470de5d7eca6ac95c11219e85c3f935dc3c400d2c8bc668fc9546ceffcf2d0b
 
x86_64:
xen-3.0.3-120.el5_6.3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: bd0c20d2299af2bb8c145d70cadee7e1
SHA-256: 2ba428780dbeeaa4d868f9e937e798d31560e7b74d9d3a7877114d38db162f99
xen-devel-3.0.3-120.el5_6.3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: 881c6ef445a16f8d4bf8efd24cc9845d
SHA-256: 810cdd76904c94e58bb7e2a56be43b53b5da073d082402d4b6d61d510c05df36
xen-devel-3.0.3-120.el5_6.3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: 904e26216f854bf91de748ff7f10da6e
SHA-256: 26d607870c31a9c6da4de737116aa8da703925f2edbcdcc9dbdf4432c5af9caa
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
xen-3.0.3-120.el5_6.3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: 56129fd91e92e97a6d37aa2751f21c18
SHA-256: 1185daf2b922c77e4799e86aa9fd61877abf8e5e4e1250ba70bb83d3ef79e004
 
IA-32:
xen-libs-3.0.3-120.el5_6.3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0846
    MD5: b9541470c606fd4512dc874b27b6020a
SHA-256: 61941112862755132f1054bc137fb8e8b371f3a46721af62571918ca17a8efd9
 
x86_64:
xen-libs-3.0.3-120.el5_6.3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0846
    MD5: b9541470c606fd4512dc874b27b6020a
SHA-256: 61941112862755132f1054bc137fb8e8b371f3a46721af62571918ca17a8efd9
xen-libs-3.0.3-120.el5_6.3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0846
    MD5: 3a856e9e047e2cdafb75516d21abbd31
SHA-256: 65fc0160fdb1591984fc7d27a91efc28f57152eb86ef7994858eadf5e80a7364
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.6.z server)

SRPMS:
xen-3.0.3-120.el5_6.3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: 56129fd91e92e97a6d37aa2751f21c18
SHA-256: 1185daf2b922c77e4799e86aa9fd61877abf8e5e4e1250ba70bb83d3ef79e004
 
IA-32:
xen-libs-3.0.3-120.el5_6.3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: b9541470c606fd4512dc874b27b6020a
SHA-256: 61941112862755132f1054bc137fb8e8b371f3a46721af62571918ca17a8efd9
 
IA-64:
xen-libs-3.0.3-120.el5_6.3.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: b77afafedbb35217366f0fc382181b71
SHA-256: 779e9d33166261a819196f95250f36ef80c4b50130675b0101d53717d10c5c4b
 
x86_64:
xen-libs-3.0.3-120.el5_6.3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: b9541470c606fd4512dc874b27b6020a
SHA-256: 61941112862755132f1054bc137fb8e8b371f3a46721af62571918ca17a8efd9
xen-libs-3.0.3-120.el5_6.3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: 3a856e9e047e2cdafb75516d21abbd31
SHA-256: 65fc0160fdb1591984fc7d27a91efc28f57152eb86ef7994858eadf5e80a7364
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Long Life (v. 5.6 server)

SRPMS:
xen-3.0.3-120.el5_6.3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: 56129fd91e92e97a6d37aa2751f21c18
SHA-256: 1185daf2b922c77e4799e86aa9fd61877abf8e5e4e1250ba70bb83d3ef79e004
 
IA-32:
xen-libs-3.0.3-120.el5_6.3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: b9541470c606fd4512dc874b27b6020a
SHA-256: 61941112862755132f1054bc137fb8e8b371f3a46721af62571918ca17a8efd9
 
IA-64:
xen-libs-3.0.3-120.el5_6.3.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: b77afafedbb35217366f0fc382181b71
SHA-256: 779e9d33166261a819196f95250f36ef80c4b50130675b0101d53717d10c5c4b
 
x86_64:
xen-libs-3.0.3-120.el5_6.3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: b9541470c606fd4512dc874b27b6020a
SHA-256: 61941112862755132f1054bc137fb8e8b371f3a46721af62571918ca17a8efd9
xen-libs-3.0.3-120.el5_6.3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0138
    MD5: 3a856e9e047e2cdafb75516d21abbd31
SHA-256: 65fc0160fdb1591984fc7d27a91efc28f57152eb86ef7994858eadf5e80a7364
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

712412 - BSOD 0x101 or hang for Windows guests running with emulated IDE devices


Keywords

xen


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