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Bug Fix Advisory gfs-utils bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2011:1041-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2011-07-21
Last updated on: 2011-07-21
Affected Products: RHEL Cluster-Storage (v. 5 server)


An updated gfs-utils package that fixes one bug is now available for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 5.

The gfs-utils package provides various user-space tools necessary to mount,
create, maintain, and test Global File Systems (GFS).

This update fixes the following bug:

* Prior to this update, the performance of the gfs_fsck utility was very slow.
This update modifies the source code to improve the GFS check utility
(gfs_fsck). The performance gain depends on the contents of the file system and
the amount of corruption encountered. (BZ#515834)

All users of gfs-utils are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
resolves this bug.


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

Updated packages

RHEL Cluster-Storage (v. 5 server)

File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0095
    MD5: a6fd10de27a0fe40a6cb6188944cf4e0
SHA-256: 27f6136a551fd2eeba554bfe2c760edf146518408c32d4981ac1110039c2568b
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0095
    MD5: efdee32fd6796c0a23886cf1ef0e3ffe
SHA-256: b87453607c16959ec48a2b99c17973aa74d71c103a59a7ffa7f0e7c0bfd5e59c
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0095
    MD5: 43ab307fec5c724185dbc1fddcc55286
SHA-256: 8b08d9aa6769ae5120bebc33c023370cb74d58d08eb0a4998e111888c6a361cb
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0095
    MD5: dec92253ec42edbb2b4a120af059c0c8
SHA-256: b77b5a23ff710808d104fe3319d6366af7242a9d698cbbacd4019e1308ae6dae
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0095
    MD5: 049a4907076f2eb1cc03b868128a15c6
SHA-256: f77f5e656ddf906802bbf04959f38253ba229bd6d7be7802056dcb6111da220b
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

515834 - GFS: speed up gfs_fsck

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