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Bug Fix Advisory module-init-tools bug fix and enhancement update

Advisory: RHBA-2012:0366-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2012-03-07
Last updated on: 2012-03-07
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server AUS (v. 6.2)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server EUS (v. 6.2.z)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

Details

An updated module-init-tools package that fixes two bugs and adds one
enhancement is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The module-init-tools package includes various programs needed for automatic
loading and unloading of modules under 2.6 and later kernels, as well as other
module management programs. Device drivers and file systems are two examples of
loaded and unloaded modules.

This update fixes the following bugs:

* Previously, if the "override" keyword was present in the depmod.conf file
without any parameters specified, the depmod utility terminated unexpectedly
with a segmentation fault. A patch has been applied to ensure that the depmod
utility no longer crashes and a syntax warning is displayed instead. (BZ#787741)

* Previously, on low-memory systems (such as low-memory high-performance
infrastructure, or HPC, nodes or virtual machines), depmod could use excessive
amount of memory. As a consequence, the depmod process was killed by the OOM
(out of memory) mechanism, and the system was unable to boot. With this update,
the free() function is correctly used on several places in the code so that so
that depmod's memory consumption is reduced. (BZ#797183)

This update also adds the following enhancement:

* This update adds the "backports" directory to the search path in the
depmod.conf file, which is necessary to support integration of the
compat-wireless package into kernel packages. (BZ#787748)

All users of module-init-tools are advised to upgrade to this updated package,
which fixes these bugs and adds this enhancement.


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 Desktop (v. 6)

SRPMS:
module-init-tools-3.9-19.el6_2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0961
    MD5: 58be7f78f5f176df9feb4330913bcd59
SHA-256: 0248f8f375a78258d5632f6d4b6fc54e22c396ccb0ad827b890ceb76bbfe7746
 
IA-32:
module-init-tools-3.9-19.el6_2.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0961
    MD5: ae78bf1e2e6f423ab89f99a644a5003e
SHA-256: af51878d9130c649f4e429be045497a3183487308556441814cacb4a4c9333c4
module-init-tools-debuginfo-3.9-19.el6_2.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0961
    MD5: 174cf844f3ef26ed44f3ae60c00c6a20
SHA-256: 451c1d1f50f6ff9c5f4b0e679877a3dfaa7bc2f881ef00b2fe1bd87a70832d2e
 
x86_64:
module-init-tools-3.9-19.el6_2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0961
    MD5: 25638dc37117d9ee3069958dffb62b0f
SHA-256: 88977c849a2e39cc2d5f3ec102be55acfa573348a53a49f61b742560adb05ee9
module-init-tools-debuginfo-3.9-19.el6_2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0961
    MD5: 05308fed6de05be600e4d80259479b15
SHA-256: 974fe6d6ee877ec5a600f5f80f2487de0a3485d396721a666c4a938360039687
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)

SRPMS:
module-init-tools-3.9-19.el6_2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0961
    MD5: 58be7f78f5f176df9feb4330913bcd59
SHA-256: 0248f8f375a78258d5632f6d4b6fc54e22c396ccb0ad827b890ceb76bbfe7746
 
x86_64:
module-init-tools-3.9-19.el6_2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0961
    MD5: 25638dc37117d9ee3069958dffb62b0f
SHA-256: 88977c849a2e39cc2d5f3ec102be55acfa573348a53a49f61b742560adb05ee9
module-init-tools-debuginfo-3.9-19.el6_2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0961
    MD5: 05308fed6de05be600e4d80259479b15
SHA-256: 974fe6d6ee877ec5a600f5f80f2487de0a3485d396721a666c4a938360039687
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)

SRPMS:
module-init-tools-3.9-19.el6_2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0961
    MD5: 58be7f78f5f176df9feb4330913bcd59
SHA-256: 0248f8f375a78258d5632f6d4b6fc54e22c396ccb0ad827b890ceb76bbfe7746
 
IA-32:
module-init-tools-3.9-19.el6_2.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0961
    MD5: ae78bf1e2e6f423ab89f99a644a5003e
SHA-256: af51878d9130c649f4e429be045497a3183487308556441814cacb4a4c9333c4
module-init-tools-debuginfo-3.9-19.el6_2.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0961
    MD5: 174cf844f3ef26ed44f3ae60c00c6a20
SHA-256: 451c1d1f50f6ff9c5f4b0e679877a3dfaa7bc2f881ef00b2fe1bd87a70832d2e
 
PPC:
module-init-tools-3.9-19.el6_2.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0961
    MD5: 2bbbacb53732d24c64924db9181c8afc
SHA-256: 8e03635a9b70a66693bdcc2126af63bf6d197286124be4aeab5cdb321024fec2
module-init-tools-debuginfo-3.9-19.el6_2.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0961
    MD5: bcf338bb15f0a35e5ea171c74c7820ac
SHA-256: 21e847010948bf47f66fd304829118ff7d97f342c685af7502c673b0ea11d047
 
s390x:
module-init-tools-3.9-19.el6_2.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0961
    MD5: 189edd945a9026e83013a8bfe5e58d7e
SHA-256: 59444b71cfbdd137ca7510f773de644dda075ae42969878da8f5b72b8b878937
module-init-tools-debuginfo-3.9-19.el6_2.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0961
    MD5: 95d3445a3c216fd4435ed04b2e619df5
SHA-256: 539f50cb997c44c0a9f2c87a7507e59181288f017f5183f6abeae8d3cffa6ca8
 
x86_64:
module-init-tools-3.9-19.el6_2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0961
    MD5: 25638dc37117d9ee3069958dffb62b0f
SHA-256: 88977c849a2e39cc2d5f3ec102be55acfa573348a53a49f61b742560adb05ee9
module-init-tools-debuginfo-3.9-19.el6_2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0961
    MD5: 05308fed6de05be600e4d80259479b15
SHA-256: 974fe6d6ee877ec5a600f5f80f2487de0a3485d396721a666c4a938360039687
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server AUS (v. 6.2)

SRPMS:
module-init-tools-3.9-19.el6_2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0961
    MD5: 58be7f78f5f176df9feb4330913bcd59
SHA-256: 0248f8f375a78258d5632f6d4b6fc54e22c396ccb0ad827b890ceb76bbfe7746
 
x86_64:
module-init-tools-3.9-19.el6_2.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 25638dc37117d9ee3069958dffb62b0f
SHA-256: 88977c849a2e39cc2d5f3ec102be55acfa573348a53a49f61b742560adb05ee9
module-init-tools-debuginfo-3.9-19.el6_2.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 05308fed6de05be600e4d80259479b15
SHA-256: 974fe6d6ee877ec5a600f5f80f2487de0a3485d396721a666c4a938360039687
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server EUS (v. 6.2.z)

SRPMS:
module-init-tools-3.9-19.el6_2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0961
    MD5: 58be7f78f5f176df9feb4330913bcd59
SHA-256: 0248f8f375a78258d5632f6d4b6fc54e22c396ccb0ad827b890ceb76bbfe7746
 
IA-32:
module-init-tools-3.9-19.el6_2.i686.rpm     MD5: ae78bf1e2e6f423ab89f99a644a5003e
SHA-256: af51878d9130c649f4e429be045497a3183487308556441814cacb4a4c9333c4
module-init-tools-debuginfo-3.9-19.el6_2.i686.rpm     MD5: 174cf844f3ef26ed44f3ae60c00c6a20
SHA-256: 451c1d1f50f6ff9c5f4b0e679877a3dfaa7bc2f881ef00b2fe1bd87a70832d2e
 
PPC:
module-init-tools-3.9-19.el6_2.ppc64.rpm     MD5: 2bbbacb53732d24c64924db9181c8afc
SHA-256: 8e03635a9b70a66693bdcc2126af63bf6d197286124be4aeab5cdb321024fec2
module-init-tools-debuginfo-3.9-19.el6_2.ppc64.rpm     MD5: bcf338bb15f0a35e5ea171c74c7820ac
SHA-256: 21e847010948bf47f66fd304829118ff7d97f342c685af7502c673b0ea11d047
 
s390x:
module-init-tools-3.9-19.el6_2.s390x.rpm     MD5: 189edd945a9026e83013a8bfe5e58d7e
SHA-256: 59444b71cfbdd137ca7510f773de644dda075ae42969878da8f5b72b8b878937
module-init-tools-debuginfo-3.9-19.el6_2.s390x.rpm     MD5: 95d3445a3c216fd4435ed04b2e619df5
SHA-256: 539f50cb997c44c0a9f2c87a7507e59181288f017f5183f6abeae8d3cffa6ca8
 
x86_64:
module-init-tools-3.9-19.el6_2.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 25638dc37117d9ee3069958dffb62b0f
SHA-256: 88977c849a2e39cc2d5f3ec102be55acfa573348a53a49f61b742560adb05ee9
module-init-tools-debuginfo-3.9-19.el6_2.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 05308fed6de05be600e4d80259479b15
SHA-256: 974fe6d6ee877ec5a600f5f80f2487de0a3485d396721a666c4a938360039687
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

SRPMS:
module-init-tools-3.9-19.el6_2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0961
    MD5: 58be7f78f5f176df9feb4330913bcd59
SHA-256: 0248f8f375a78258d5632f6d4b6fc54e22c396ccb0ad827b890ceb76bbfe7746
 
IA-32:
module-init-tools-3.9-19.el6_2.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0961
    MD5: ae78bf1e2e6f423ab89f99a644a5003e
SHA-256: af51878d9130c649f4e429be045497a3183487308556441814cacb4a4c9333c4
module-init-tools-debuginfo-3.9-19.el6_2.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0961
    MD5: 174cf844f3ef26ed44f3ae60c00c6a20
SHA-256: 451c1d1f50f6ff9c5f4b0e679877a3dfaa7bc2f881ef00b2fe1bd87a70832d2e
 
x86_64:
module-init-tools-3.9-19.el6_2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0961
    MD5: 25638dc37117d9ee3069958dffb62b0f
SHA-256: 88977c849a2e39cc2d5f3ec102be55acfa573348a53a49f61b742560adb05ee9
module-init-tools-debuginfo-3.9-19.el6_2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:0961
    MD5: 05308fed6de05be600e4d80259479b15
SHA-256: 974fe6d6ee877ec5a600f5f80f2487de0a3485d396721a666c4a938360039687
 
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