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Bug Fix Advisory mkinitrd bug fix and enhancement update

Advisory: RHBA-2013:0027-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2013-01-07
Last updated on: 2013-01-07
Affected Products: RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

Updated mkinitrd packages that fix two bugs and add two enhancements are now
available Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The mkinitrd packages provide a utility to create the initrd file system image.
The initrd image is an initial RAM disk that is loaded by a boot loader before
the Linux kernel is started.

This update fixes the following bugs:

* Prior to this update, the "mkrootdev" command could incorrectly use the slave
device instead of the intended multipath device to create the /dev/root node
when a multipath root device was specified by the label "LABEL". As a
consequence, the slave device could not be mounted as it was already used by the
master and creating the "/dev/root" node failed. This update modifies the
mkinitrd code so that "mkrootdev" now ignores devices which are in use.
(BZ#556785)

* Prior to this update, the bindings file in the initial RAM disk (initrd)
could, under certain circumstances, fail to match the bindings file on the root
file system. As a consequence, the boot process was interrupted and the system
rebooted. This update modifies the underlying code so match the bindings file as
expected. (BZ#782615)

This update also adds the following enhancements:

* This update adds support for using FIPS mode with dmraid root devices. The
dmraid device is now activated before checking the FIPS checksum. (BZ#737081)

* This update adds support for Hyper-V to the mkinitrd utility. (BZ#852686)

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

Updated packages

RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
mkinitrd-5.1.19.6-79.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: c637abaf00765ebdd40bf3ef68da2d4e
SHA-256: f361795112e56d836dd9106aba782e6ce950b20e740dc8151faf12504500f7e0
 
IA-32:
mkinitrd-debuginfo-5.1.19.6-79.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 3a35f5959e7217125ff9d1921ddb49b1
SHA-256: df35e3127b2c6b9607875f7e0c58e36c856770d0676a1dc2745a6efcc5ddb820
mkinitrd-devel-5.1.19.6-79.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 30cb3d9afe866185e4503519c9c45667
SHA-256: dbc8730610de706467ddcf38388de5d832641f6817bb238c9186d024795fc3c9
 
x86_64:
mkinitrd-debuginfo-5.1.19.6-79.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 3a35f5959e7217125ff9d1921ddb49b1
SHA-256: df35e3127b2c6b9607875f7e0c58e36c856770d0676a1dc2745a6efcc5ddb820
mkinitrd-debuginfo-5.1.19.6-79.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 20662986044b81b426bf8f096752ddc3
SHA-256: 5f23d9edde6ede0117f97c569a1382d6db01289eb62d2b84c86b5ffc86fc5ea3
mkinitrd-devel-5.1.19.6-79.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 30cb3d9afe866185e4503519c9c45667
SHA-256: dbc8730610de706467ddcf38388de5d832641f6817bb238c9186d024795fc3c9
mkinitrd-devel-5.1.19.6-79.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 52f72082bc9f5e0eff301f54d393de64
SHA-256: 4ec9414d8d4275e827e273b27b3c0b9bc0ba0ef0d687e5bf8d45a63df0ed813d
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
mkinitrd-5.1.19.6-79.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: c637abaf00765ebdd40bf3ef68da2d4e
SHA-256: f361795112e56d836dd9106aba782e6ce950b20e740dc8151faf12504500f7e0
 
IA-32:
libbdevid-python-5.1.19.6-79.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 5b7abbbea5d8b678cb3ebada57a51165
SHA-256: 72116d7f91faa985feb80d71354f71d29c472e4206b8fbd69a3c5e8f89f8367b
mkinitrd-5.1.19.6-79.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: a9f491780a603e8a2eb1bd665ec23bc0
SHA-256: bf72291cf4ca715c92b60fe9e20fecdf52ce1160b7aa80820a5548a25470808b
mkinitrd-debuginfo-5.1.19.6-79.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 3a35f5959e7217125ff9d1921ddb49b1
SHA-256: df35e3127b2c6b9607875f7e0c58e36c856770d0676a1dc2745a6efcc5ddb820
mkinitrd-devel-5.1.19.6-79.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 30cb3d9afe866185e4503519c9c45667
SHA-256: dbc8730610de706467ddcf38388de5d832641f6817bb238c9186d024795fc3c9
nash-5.1.19.6-79.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: bac24e5b1b6e16c0b7290a0ab01cfd62
SHA-256: c88f685828e1d7244b0c1d8a599a22254c0e0041661270e7d9f16b7bb69f5c18
 
IA-64:
libbdevid-python-5.1.19.6-79.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: cec61ee044bbf04245c83fdd71d420f3
SHA-256: 9b19bec0334a4a0f152b8332c416192777a1aab42999265c5b356cb6162aaa96
mkinitrd-5.1.19.6-79.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 28a23058a9e1e05db7a6a9526e2dd8c2
SHA-256: 7a8886c6bcb2fb4171ec482c72558bd75fba7143ec02322a0407a3354db6a044
mkinitrd-debuginfo-5.1.19.6-79.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 2d565f503a36a1c6f844f4b5a869f662
SHA-256: 711c8240ef6a781e6bce5d8432383570b3da6879691603be528475b9f0e63535
mkinitrd-devel-5.1.19.6-79.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: fec478248b3ef0765154839d9183de9b
SHA-256: ffe1433fc1982f7180e1f689c3a91e701e727629480a9c59a72ed5df9b6f56f0
nash-5.1.19.6-79.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 905cbeb88b8f33b7d9d45dac4329028e
SHA-256: f79d3877e516c5c75eda16ce3fe5007fe57a3416767bf39c2414e7af99ad83ee
 
PPC:
libbdevid-python-5.1.19.6-79.el5.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 4295906fc3aeacf99592869462cb5239
SHA-256: b3485aca5750b804d2e288ba5187def0ab9e7f365a45174bc7917965b47fdeb1
mkinitrd-5.1.19.6-79.el5.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: cf91cab706c3ff80112cf8987bcc6fbd
SHA-256: 223861c013676910bf22abaed4a986563216c000268f9baa9f06ffed89e5429f
mkinitrd-5.1.19.6-79.el5.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 9f7b4883ff66432f7d8204c3715a58c0
SHA-256: 1859d6b13d03ab0f3b12b7db4be279c4be8add7b1bbbbc201da6972cc1eb6b84
mkinitrd-debuginfo-5.1.19.6-79.el5.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: f36a1187495a72bb035a3e23326ea468
SHA-256: b32d695ef2e7ced81d2c9195979b9fdf162a8b9465602eff9959f0c732bdbf53
mkinitrd-debuginfo-5.1.19.6-79.el5.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 7bccf5501ad5246d1de4fb9cc0d6ad84
SHA-256: 6ecfa61a52a52671cbeba386776b7d7047706b073433dc9f3d9b93fb4f226da5
mkinitrd-devel-5.1.19.6-79.el5.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 1414d663e6c033e5b14216cf9a446917
SHA-256: 4ea5c74987d8464a6bb15ae4138497b0f7c33c644a473f85ee5d34f8db4c6cac
mkinitrd-devel-5.1.19.6-79.el5.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 8870ebc22eb9ee1db6ba51a9a871f2e2
SHA-256: fc255a331071dc3b6ee1a875348cda174c240a21bb1d82379ef5f11fe051706f
nash-5.1.19.6-79.el5.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: c3fbe0a3b10c4977036588432b7ba256
SHA-256: 1e58f0d5a92cb9cbe676925cc0c5366fa500e632cc162c2a881a07c866cb5341
 
s390x:
libbdevid-python-5.1.19.6-79.el5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 40da45f6995a7f8e3b4e00348b6911bb
SHA-256: cca566dd2ba7a756705d4cc886c06ec87b631269274f63e1e9df87b7ed7853b1
mkinitrd-5.1.19.6-79.el5.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 5b2b8624c94fba1db407488884aaec7d
SHA-256: 4015b5d0798ce7f77b2c7e43f6332f76e8130f84a1f3848986c134775114ca9b
mkinitrd-5.1.19.6-79.el5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: b3e27b9cfd514e73c82fd43f8b6d3a82
SHA-256: 2e803792f283323f45286b4ae6004a97eb2c22afc07d0426f3f1f4adc5cc2771
mkinitrd-debuginfo-5.1.19.6-79.el5.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: d68145c8819c2920b907b7bb6d6135c1
SHA-256: e635ad7884fd39d317b7d9f390c10201e9b932a30e3261cc6445391a64e64f4b
mkinitrd-debuginfo-5.1.19.6-79.el5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 5c7b57124fb78d89f7780bc7283a447d
SHA-256: ff544bd9981742f63842c0f31ee4f9bdb4d44eed6fa2d07126b745a96093b560
mkinitrd-devel-5.1.19.6-79.el5.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 3f8a92ffbe4ad82ac95df7d048bc05a4
SHA-256: c458a3e81f5ffd2e5f373a9f6314f2b2b1c87cf24c2cef9f2d7806c2bca562b2
mkinitrd-devel-5.1.19.6-79.el5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 0f0131ae3aad913d0a1e34c13dda400d
SHA-256: fda48dbbe10884c3e8925a88f60196e3b67dd3be41782f1853221c7aee36bc26
nash-5.1.19.6-79.el5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: d3401aec07268df94541f92784bbe3c8
SHA-256: d2c08b8c22739dcf200087c157a7b8d8850c8cf2eebb526c0c70cee0ace21d21
 
x86_64:
libbdevid-python-5.1.19.6-79.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 9e77b973b3eeb2ddf8164f50865c42de
SHA-256: 06e9d2a99b75ec071d20d4d762c2ecfb40ae87f3acf9bc8edfb1dcbdb8fbe9c4
mkinitrd-5.1.19.6-79.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: a9f491780a603e8a2eb1bd665ec23bc0
SHA-256: bf72291cf4ca715c92b60fe9e20fecdf52ce1160b7aa80820a5548a25470808b
mkinitrd-5.1.19.6-79.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 82a384fd295378cda3ecbbef990827dc
SHA-256: d4ce981426df8252ae1ce8d8a8097eff7df4514d4f9b0eebbc243bffbfe950d3
mkinitrd-debuginfo-5.1.19.6-79.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 3a35f5959e7217125ff9d1921ddb49b1
SHA-256: df35e3127b2c6b9607875f7e0c58e36c856770d0676a1dc2745a6efcc5ddb820
mkinitrd-debuginfo-5.1.19.6-79.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 20662986044b81b426bf8f096752ddc3
SHA-256: 5f23d9edde6ede0117f97c569a1382d6db01289eb62d2b84c86b5ffc86fc5ea3
mkinitrd-devel-5.1.19.6-79.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 30cb3d9afe866185e4503519c9c45667
SHA-256: dbc8730610de706467ddcf38388de5d832641f6817bb238c9186d024795fc3c9
mkinitrd-devel-5.1.19.6-79.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 52f72082bc9f5e0eff301f54d393de64
SHA-256: 4ec9414d8d4275e827e273b27b3c0b9bc0ba0ef0d687e5bf8d45a63df0ed813d
nash-5.1.19.6-79.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 83a5cd5787d17dd06fc98f849ec874b0
SHA-256: fd0d5129c7cf0ec6da89368d1204d7e0070079c827ec479da2c1935b89ee6e67
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
mkinitrd-5.1.19.6-79.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: c637abaf00765ebdd40bf3ef68da2d4e
SHA-256: f361795112e56d836dd9106aba782e6ce950b20e740dc8151faf12504500f7e0
 
IA-32:
libbdevid-python-5.1.19.6-79.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 5b7abbbea5d8b678cb3ebada57a51165
SHA-256: 72116d7f91faa985feb80d71354f71d29c472e4206b8fbd69a3c5e8f89f8367b
mkinitrd-5.1.19.6-79.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: a9f491780a603e8a2eb1bd665ec23bc0
SHA-256: bf72291cf4ca715c92b60fe9e20fecdf52ce1160b7aa80820a5548a25470808b
mkinitrd-debuginfo-5.1.19.6-79.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 3a35f5959e7217125ff9d1921ddb49b1
SHA-256: df35e3127b2c6b9607875f7e0c58e36c856770d0676a1dc2745a6efcc5ddb820
nash-5.1.19.6-79.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: bac24e5b1b6e16c0b7290a0ab01cfd62
SHA-256: c88f685828e1d7244b0c1d8a599a22254c0e0041661270e7d9f16b7bb69f5c18
 
x86_64:
libbdevid-python-5.1.19.6-79.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 9e77b973b3eeb2ddf8164f50865c42de
SHA-256: 06e9d2a99b75ec071d20d4d762c2ecfb40ae87f3acf9bc8edfb1dcbdb8fbe9c4
mkinitrd-5.1.19.6-79.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: a9f491780a603e8a2eb1bd665ec23bc0
SHA-256: bf72291cf4ca715c92b60fe9e20fecdf52ce1160b7aa80820a5548a25470808b
mkinitrd-5.1.19.6-79.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 82a384fd295378cda3ecbbef990827dc
SHA-256: d4ce981426df8252ae1ce8d8a8097eff7df4514d4f9b0eebbc243bffbfe950d3
mkinitrd-debuginfo-5.1.19.6-79.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 3a35f5959e7217125ff9d1921ddb49b1
SHA-256: df35e3127b2c6b9607875f7e0c58e36c856770d0676a1dc2745a6efcc5ddb820
mkinitrd-debuginfo-5.1.19.6-79.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 20662986044b81b426bf8f096752ddc3
SHA-256: 5f23d9edde6ede0117f97c569a1382d6db01289eb62d2b84c86b5ffc86fc5ea3
nash-5.1.19.6-79.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 83a5cd5787d17dd06fc98f849ec874b0
SHA-256: fd0d5129c7cf0ec6da89368d1204d7e0070079c827ec479da2c1935b89ee6e67
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

556785 - mkrootdev finds wrong node if root device multipath and rootfilesystem specified by LABEL
737081 - mkinitrd's FIPS support for dmraid is missing



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