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Bug Fix Advisory cpuspeed bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2012:1404-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2012-10-25
Last updated on: 2013-02-20
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 Workstation (v. 6)

Details

Updated cpuspeed packages that fix four bugs are now available for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 6.

The cpuspeed packages provide a daemon to manage the CPU frequency scaling.

This update fixes the following bugs:

* Prior to this update, the PCC driver used the “userspace” governor was loaded
instead of the “ondemand” governor when loading. This update modifies the init
script to also check the PCC driver. (BZ#642838)

* Prior to this update, the cpuspeed init script tried to set cpufrequency
system files on a per core basis which was a deprecated procedure. This update
sets thresholds globally. (BZ#738463)

* Prior to this update, the cpuspeed tool did not reset MIN and MAX values, when
the configuration file was emptied. As a consequence, the MIN_SPEED or MAX_SPEED
values were not reset as expected. This update adds conditionals in the init
script to check these values. Now, the MIN_SPEED or MAX_SPEED values are reset
as expected. (BZ#616976)

* Prior to this update, the init script did not handle the IGNORE_NICE parameter
as expected. As a consequence, "-n" was added to command options when the
IGNORE_NICE parameter was set. This update modifies the init script to stop
adding the NICE option when using the IGNORE_NICE parameter.(BZ#797055)

All users of cpuspeed are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
fix these bugs.


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/knowledge/articles/11258

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)

SRPMS:
cpuspeed-1.5-18.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1153
    MD5: 596ba239cfe7ce6539d3fac16dcf592c
SHA-256: 3b7d59d84214890fb08ed4705ccffbe524b3b00712bd16ccccf6e23d37dab14c
 
IA-32:
cpuspeed-1.5-18.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1153
    MD5: 163731fabb2ce7e54d075be8e39b8e2c
SHA-256: 87107ff4d1d0b2f2ab29ed1e6448cb6735ef8c68a368e6556e66652079c87f3d
cpuspeed-debuginfo-1.5-18.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1153
    MD5: cfa5d651045da21a8a35eff9844d8b47
SHA-256: d5d6c021f7cff2c08421d3e0fd2b13fd958d4bb24d4317feb3efb86d1e57ccf3
 
x86_64:
cpuspeed-1.5-18.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1153
    MD5: c7d87cbdb3d56533e0b158a3ab18c180
SHA-256: d1e849149186fbbab20ede8a251cc91863657af58eaeaf33740adeffd75837b7
cpuspeed-debuginfo-1.5-18.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1153
    MD5: 8e079a5f36643cf8096dc21303e34c4f
SHA-256: 56b0dfafc5a9658dc289fabdea3bef601bcc3ca471607e562fc875c60883163e
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)

SRPMS:
cpuspeed-1.5-18.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1153
    MD5: 596ba239cfe7ce6539d3fac16dcf592c
SHA-256: 3b7d59d84214890fb08ed4705ccffbe524b3b00712bd16ccccf6e23d37dab14c
 
x86_64:
cpuspeed-1.5-18.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1153
    MD5: c7d87cbdb3d56533e0b158a3ab18c180
SHA-256: d1e849149186fbbab20ede8a251cc91863657af58eaeaf33740adeffd75837b7
cpuspeed-debuginfo-1.5-18.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1153
    MD5: 8e079a5f36643cf8096dc21303e34c4f
SHA-256: 56b0dfafc5a9658dc289fabdea3bef601bcc3ca471607e562fc875c60883163e
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)

SRPMS:
cpuspeed-1.5-18.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1153
    MD5: 596ba239cfe7ce6539d3fac16dcf592c
SHA-256: 3b7d59d84214890fb08ed4705ccffbe524b3b00712bd16ccccf6e23d37dab14c
 
IA-32:
cpuspeed-1.5-18.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1153
    MD5: 163731fabb2ce7e54d075be8e39b8e2c
SHA-256: 87107ff4d1d0b2f2ab29ed1e6448cb6735ef8c68a368e6556e66652079c87f3d
cpuspeed-debuginfo-1.5-18.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1153
    MD5: cfa5d651045da21a8a35eff9844d8b47
SHA-256: d5d6c021f7cff2c08421d3e0fd2b13fd958d4bb24d4317feb3efb86d1e57ccf3
 
PPC:
cpuspeed-1.5-18.el6.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1153
    MD5: cd7a25259c1d4926e0e6963f66ddd47c
SHA-256: f0987f4c402106b3f97d86554d8920c2c6c7b5f70510bae4a09e5742999612a1
cpuspeed-debuginfo-1.5-18.el6.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1153
    MD5: 85f1196d5a8d7d8323cda85a4703b1c8
SHA-256: 483a26d78f890aeb104618b920f90644b5b06ffd11d8e7664a468cffbfa9b236
 
x86_64:
cpuspeed-1.5-18.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1153
    MD5: c7d87cbdb3d56533e0b158a3ab18c180
SHA-256: d1e849149186fbbab20ede8a251cc91863657af58eaeaf33740adeffd75837b7
cpuspeed-debuginfo-1.5-18.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1153
    MD5: 8e079a5f36643cf8096dc21303e34c4f
SHA-256: 56b0dfafc5a9658dc289fabdea3bef601bcc3ca471607e562fc875c60883163e
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

SRPMS:
cpuspeed-1.5-18.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1153
    MD5: 596ba239cfe7ce6539d3fac16dcf592c
SHA-256: 3b7d59d84214890fb08ed4705ccffbe524b3b00712bd16ccccf6e23d37dab14c
 
IA-32:
cpuspeed-1.5-18.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1153
    MD5: 163731fabb2ce7e54d075be8e39b8e2c
SHA-256: 87107ff4d1d0b2f2ab29ed1e6448cb6735ef8c68a368e6556e66652079c87f3d
cpuspeed-debuginfo-1.5-18.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1153
    MD5: cfa5d651045da21a8a35eff9844d8b47
SHA-256: d5d6c021f7cff2c08421d3e0fd2b13fd958d4bb24d4317feb3efb86d1e57ccf3
 
x86_64:
cpuspeed-1.5-18.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1153
    MD5: c7d87cbdb3d56533e0b158a3ab18c180
SHA-256: d1e849149186fbbab20ede8a251cc91863657af58eaeaf33740adeffd75837b7
cpuspeed-debuginfo-1.5-18.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1153
    MD5: 8e079a5f36643cf8096dc21303e34c4f
SHA-256: 56b0dfafc5a9658dc289fabdea3bef601bcc3ca471607e562fc875c60883163e
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

616976 - cpuspeed does not reset MIN/MAX values when config file is emptied
738463 - cpuspeed init script still tries to adjust cpufreq sysfiles on a per core basis


Keywords

governor, IGNORE_NICE, MIN/MAX, ondemand, userspace


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