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Bug Fix Advisory kexec-tools bug fix and enhancement update

Advisory: RHBA-2013:0012-2
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2013-01-07
Last updated on: 2013-01-08
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

Updated kexec-tools packages that fix multiple bugs and add one enhancement are
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The kexec fastboot mechanism allows booting a Linux kernel from the context of
an already running kernel. The kexec-tools package provides the /sbin/kexec
binary and ancillary utilities that form the user-space component of the
kernel's kexec feature.

These updated kexec-tools packages include numerous bug fixes and one
enhancement. Space precludes documenting all of these changes in this advisory.
Users are directed to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9 Technical Notes for
information on the most significant of these changes:

https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/5/html/5.9_Technical_Notes/kexec-tools.html#RHBA-2013-0012

All users of kexec-tools are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
fix these bugs and add 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/knowledge/articles/11258

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-161.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1321
    MD5: 9987d455b86d8bfb48c3ac1b3104a120
SHA-256: feb8e93d847402d0bb43a8fe39c4bc4cbad3eaf41149cd530ae4349b15dafa55
 
IA-32:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-161.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1321
    MD5: 10dfa4e45b1e88590ddc6f2838f75467
SHA-256: 0e92d006234ba3dc9b87ff4c8fc1cfb7f6a7d35948ddb588ef4c668beb423433
kexec-tools-debuginfo-1.102pre-161.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1321
    MD5: 06261d7d1e33a100ff0e3b5791478743
SHA-256: 3d04a2deeb0cd290037894933cf428184093e66f1604bf3069db435129f295bb
 
IA-64:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-161.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1321
    MD5: 83a9a11a09b60736e72593684403c69d
SHA-256: ab3e000705f8ecbf14c328dc7761874709379642f074ab8fad890a630326fee0
kexec-tools-debuginfo-1.102pre-161.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1321
    MD5: fce8d5791c89393fc0420e4183b9f6f0
SHA-256: 9c5da122ebc39bdae50dfe1e4c5df5f2612ca613c820519aeee97b7d3249c514
 
PPC:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-161.el5.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1321
    MD5: b20279b4cc444d4af974e960e3b9261b
SHA-256: e4da7d2d0d437b4ad46d7e6411600c3c9b6986c3b52087cffb57c7f870558050
kexec-tools-debuginfo-1.102pre-161.el5.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1321
    MD5: f67f848317c6831e8a6f7ea43fdd74a3
SHA-256: 2210fdd8636c33bd6dcbe3da7fe79511a6d75940007d285163c076a7a3ada0a3
 
s390x:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-161.el5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1321
    MD5: 758ce35c81d6c407f8576c53c31e1517
SHA-256: cb74d40290ceb2b98e0f7f3d30486e49ba67fd119140988dc014317596b8c2c9
kexec-tools-debuginfo-1.102pre-161.el5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1321
    MD5: 40c46ab2a84b599d0988e06144eafe09
SHA-256: 1edaa33e8f68acd441cce48afe220e58f8e6eabcc3482eae121d556b1d1ad6b1
 
x86_64:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-161.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1321
    MD5: 164deb39d0e5a5d095779ff691c170a2
SHA-256: 50e99ec6cf4d405c67f772831165373c96c7ac11eeb15c15be5d740446dc01f7
kexec-tools-debuginfo-1.102pre-161.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1321
    MD5: ac8c03c6c7629ff6bef0136dce2f9a48
SHA-256: 6343deed721fc6cf3a3d14ddac50da1dfc2457f877bc0204783218f9b6e16b53
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-161.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1321
    MD5: 9987d455b86d8bfb48c3ac1b3104a120
SHA-256: feb8e93d847402d0bb43a8fe39c4bc4cbad3eaf41149cd530ae4349b15dafa55
 
IA-32:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-161.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1321
    MD5: 10dfa4e45b1e88590ddc6f2838f75467
SHA-256: 0e92d006234ba3dc9b87ff4c8fc1cfb7f6a7d35948ddb588ef4c668beb423433
kexec-tools-debuginfo-1.102pre-161.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1321
    MD5: 06261d7d1e33a100ff0e3b5791478743
SHA-256: 3d04a2deeb0cd290037894933cf428184093e66f1604bf3069db435129f295bb
 
x86_64:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-161.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1321
    MD5: 164deb39d0e5a5d095779ff691c170a2
SHA-256: 50e99ec6cf4d405c67f772831165373c96c7ac11eeb15c15be5d740446dc01f7
kexec-tools-debuginfo-1.102pre-161.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1321
    MD5: ac8c03c6c7629ff6bef0136dce2f9a48
SHA-256: 6343deed721fc6cf3a3d14ddac50da1dfc2457f877bc0204783218f9b6e16b53
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

716340 - /dev/sdX name if different in second kernel which casue kdump hange at waiting for incorrect dev_name
732128 - kdump wrongly says 'No crashkernel parameter specified for running kernel' - requested crash kernel memory allocation silently fails
788678 - mkdumprd doesn't detect /var mounted on separate partion and kdump kernel fails
801496 - mkdumrd does not allow remote dumping if remote user has a restricted shell (rksh)
813345 - kdump.conf does not accept 'auto' as a filesystem type


References



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