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Bug Fix Advisory iscsi-initiator-utils bug fix and enhancement update

Advisory: RHBA-2011:1033-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2011-07-21
Last updated on: 2011-07-21
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

An updated iscsi-initiator-utils package that fixes two bugs and adds various
enhancements is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The iscsi-initiator-utils package provides the daemon for the iSCSI protocol, as
well as the utility programs used to manage it. iSCSI is a protocol for
distributed disk access using SCSI commands sent over Internet Protocol (IP)
networks.

This update fixes the following bugs:

* Prior to this update, the iscsid service and Broadcom iSCSI driver's user
space component were not synchronized when logging into an iSCSI target. As a
result, the iSCSI login timeout could have been reached or a login error could
have been issued under certain circumstances. The bug has been fixed in this
update so that iscsid and the user space component are now synchronized and the
iSCSI login process works as expected. (BZ#595549)

* Prior to this update, trying to establish a connection to an iSCSI target
using the bnx2i offload interface transport could have failed due to the iSCSI
daemon and bnx2i driver not being in sync during initialization. Furthermore,
any number of machine restarts had no effect on this undesired behavior. The bug
has been fixed in this update so that the connection with bnx2i can now be
successfully established as expected. (BZ#572596)

As well, this update adds the following enhancements:

* Broadcom iSCSI driver's user space component has been upgraded to upstream
version 0.6.2.14, which adds support for the Broadcom 57712 10Gb controller,
IPv6 networking, virtual LAN support, and subnet masking. (BZ#660434)

* With this update, the iscsi-initiator-utils package now supports the Chelsio
T4 iSCSI offload cards using the cxgb4i driver. (BZ#640121)

* With this update, the iscsi-initiator-utils package is now built for the IBM
System z platform. (BZ#567852)

All users of iscsi-initiator-utils should upgrade to this updated package, which
fixes these bugs and adds these enhancements.


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
https://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
iscsi-initiator-utils-6.2.0.872-10.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0092
    MD5: 2c43aa686c8f7e946bdef9beea5d6d6d
SHA-256: 579e76b42bc1a412b6af8dfb0034a034c30724cc9de1ce0d580541f1588c9e2f
 
IA-32:
iscsi-initiator-utils-6.2.0.872-10.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0092
    MD5: 98c4d9b67ee279998e0850f46ef99d1f
SHA-256: 824e79b62b638749c864d576beea2fcb345bdaa2399c424a66b2bcb1e8cb140f
 
IA-64:
iscsi-initiator-utils-6.2.0.872-10.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0092
    MD5: c6a1c66b956335189946ce42c5b0b16e
SHA-256: 25c5190c45d095b895efe568c413454d8b172b339cf44d5c7a958897ab357b5a
 
PPC:
iscsi-initiator-utils-6.2.0.872-10.el5.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0092
    MD5: 0b2134e6e390e38c417eb527f282c8bb
SHA-256: d0857c1fc7900b03af3e5b35da18106a5072eb8c49682554ed6da3769ec932da
iscsi-initiator-utils-6.2.0.872-10.el5.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0092
    MD5: e37a3ac3acc48b6b0c0eea086786df95
SHA-256: 4abd119195a33340c8d248a7a5e7013434aa40022a3f67adde752f5180409baf
 
s390x:
iscsi-initiator-utils-6.2.0.872-10.el5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0092
    MD5: fbe51e50c98f7264497d12bdeb812562
SHA-256: 21548c96da720f79b97af14a0ed7a35dd5c8e28c0714eed01b98f972f399db0a
 
x86_64:
iscsi-initiator-utils-6.2.0.872-10.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0092
    MD5: 74674d1ff8a428318eb2872c2ef5f58e
SHA-256: f34b7851be7746bc2d9003fa6142476bf2aeb75da16d68a560766dcc192eb452
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
iscsi-initiator-utils-6.2.0.872-10.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0092
    MD5: 2c43aa686c8f7e946bdef9beea5d6d6d
SHA-256: 579e76b42bc1a412b6af8dfb0034a034c30724cc9de1ce0d580541f1588c9e2f
 
IA-32:
iscsi-initiator-utils-6.2.0.872-10.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0092
    MD5: 98c4d9b67ee279998e0850f46ef99d1f
SHA-256: 824e79b62b638749c864d576beea2fcb345bdaa2399c424a66b2bcb1e8cb140f
 
x86_64:
iscsi-initiator-utils-6.2.0.872-10.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0092
    MD5: 74674d1ff8a428318eb2872c2ef5f58e
SHA-256: f34b7851be7746bc2d9003fa6142476bf2aeb75da16d68a560766dcc192eb452
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

595549 - iscsid/uIP are not synchronized when logging into an iSCSI target



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