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Bug Fix Advisory iscsi-initiator-utils bug fix and enhancement update

Advisory: RHBA-2013:0092-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2013-01-07
Last updated on: 2013-01-07
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

Updated iscsi-initiator-utils packages that fix multiple bugs and add various
enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The iscsi-initiator-utils packages provide the server daemon for the Internet
Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) protocol, as well as the utility
programs used to manage it. iSCSI is a protocol for distributed disk access
using SCSI commands sent over Internet Protocol (IP) networks.

* The iSCSI user-space driver, iscsiuio, has been upgraded to upstream version
0.7.4.3, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous
version. In particular, VLAN and routing support. (BZ#796836)

This update also fixes the following bug:

* The source RPM package for the iSCSI user-space driver, iscsiuio, did not
include the NEW and AUTHORS files as required by the GNU packaging guidelines,
and did not set the automake foreign option. The iscsiuio autoconf script uses
libtool macros, but libtool was not specified as a build requirement in the RPM
spec file. Consequently, attempting to rebuild the source RPM package in an
environment with automake installed failed. Attempting to rebuild the source RPM
package in an environment with autoconf installed, but without libtool, failed.
The iscsiuio source has been updated to set the foreign automake option, in
order to disable strict enforcing of the GNU packaging guidelines. In addition,
libtool has been added as a build requirement for iscsi-initiator-utils, so that
the required autoconf macros are available at build time. As a result, the
iscsi-initiator-utils package can be built from the source RPM in a build
environment that has automake and autoconf installed. (BZ#849661)

This update also adds the following enhancement:

* Some iSCSI offload hardware requires the network interface to be "up" to
function properly. Previously, this required additional network configuration
steps before starting iSCSI. With this update, when the iSCSI daemon (iscsid) is
starting an offloaded iSCSI session, the operational state of the associated
network interface is now checked. The network interface is brought into an
administrative up state automatically if needed. Offloaded iSCSI sessions can
now be established without manually configuring the network interface first,
iscsid will bring the interface up if needed. (BZ#798178)

All users of iscsi-initiator-utils 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

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
iscsi-initiator-utils-6.2.0.872-16.el5.src.rpm     MD5: a0471fa53988f5fb1b22fca5efe4dafc
SHA-256: 49472ecc37a846ea80c60cb72f416b57fd35e9eee49f253a45cbac61da6cb315
 
IA-32:
iscsi-initiator-utils-6.2.0.872-16.el5.i386.rpm     MD5: 84698864c846a221afa5f42bef5fb4c3
SHA-256: 754ec1762c6cdd776383f2b6287016e3b3d1c053e7f09481a672cba0525749eb
iscsi-initiator-utils-debuginfo-6.2.0.872-16.el5.i386.rpm     MD5: 13e07fad68944c84576ca37ba3b8a400
SHA-256: e9a921642013d77314c08054862f1544e04616bc61823715a0dbbaa148fb668e
 
IA-64:
iscsi-initiator-utils-6.2.0.872-16.el5.ia64.rpm     MD5: a8051aec45ee4cc4f9000245e36efe7c
SHA-256: 7d2b5a3713782b4b47f528962679c7061be705544ba7e626c1242c7774fc8b02
iscsi-initiator-utils-debuginfo-6.2.0.872-16.el5.ia64.rpm     MD5: 86b4c50b5d4d95bf3df551c3dde7f346
SHA-256: 86925f9eef86b18462d30ff93782ce176b673193d1105c858e9c8d9f54a9ea67
 
PPC:
iscsi-initiator-utils-6.2.0.872-16.el5.ppc.rpm     MD5: fa9937eaf1254f757836dd2c32cc1ac1
SHA-256: b73ce80a85affd4d41e5cbf7ebffa139a8b39ff3467518f0b18a44dc7d28a8e9
iscsi-initiator-utils-6.2.0.872-16.el5.ppc64.rpm     MD5: 385c464b1be07a217705806d45db1689
SHA-256: 5fc744250e6f2ba1a59ba1a900487f91b64bc7c1c2c2773971c78f8d54ea5ba5
iscsi-initiator-utils-debuginfo-6.2.0.872-16.el5.ppc.rpm     MD5: 414501b20bc25a8976902849ce6fd104
SHA-256: e4285cbf673e8f5cf2d04cecb1f9628d68cf3c6fc7af5f6cd94998c3519aac79
iscsi-initiator-utils-debuginfo-6.2.0.872-16.el5.ppc64.rpm     MD5: eb664c7eb6eb193cf0792ce7e1d35dbf
SHA-256: 3b92958b654d1b86e6e2191c711bcd1666a64c03f06f1f773d2daf71df9bb618
 
s390x:
iscsi-initiator-utils-6.2.0.872-16.el5.s390x.rpm     MD5: 5f122cfed7c320f25fa9d9f69aa15c46
SHA-256: a8fb4080e97a60f382a64bcbb00804a2f2bc09309d08f25f390ebc083dbb2930
iscsi-initiator-utils-debuginfo-6.2.0.872-16.el5.s390x.rpm     MD5: be5f91a81a1ffb3d41023d97b31834e3
SHA-256: 16f6017e8131ea598133891e9547121e4d387a37eeeb680a2a384937ce78fb2d
 
x86_64:
iscsi-initiator-utils-6.2.0.872-16.el5.x86_64.rpm     MD5: a9805012fef601c31be888aa7cc17bc9
SHA-256: 8534b8e1aa144fe8f0fc13cb3ed2d13b903161080fa187d740a9af8e3fb1b937
iscsi-initiator-utils-debuginfo-6.2.0.872-16.el5.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 3a4a12481385ebeb8799fc96eac2726b
SHA-256: 617cfe434b48ff41d83087546c2f8fb96e8e4b9511f90e8705f5ba8977e9bb01
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
iscsi-initiator-utils-6.2.0.872-16.el5.src.rpm     MD5: a0471fa53988f5fb1b22fca5efe4dafc
SHA-256: 49472ecc37a846ea80c60cb72f416b57fd35e9eee49f253a45cbac61da6cb315
 
IA-32:
iscsi-initiator-utils-6.2.0.872-16.el5.i386.rpm     MD5: 84698864c846a221afa5f42bef5fb4c3
SHA-256: 754ec1762c6cdd776383f2b6287016e3b3d1c053e7f09481a672cba0525749eb
iscsi-initiator-utils-debuginfo-6.2.0.872-16.el5.i386.rpm     MD5: 13e07fad68944c84576ca37ba3b8a400
SHA-256: e9a921642013d77314c08054862f1544e04616bc61823715a0dbbaa148fb668e
 
x86_64:
iscsi-initiator-utils-6.2.0.872-16.el5.x86_64.rpm     MD5: a9805012fef601c31be888aa7cc17bc9
SHA-256: 8534b8e1aa144fe8f0fc13cb3ed2d13b903161080fa187d740a9af8e3fb1b937
iscsi-initiator-utils-debuginfo-6.2.0.872-16.el5.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 3a4a12481385ebeb8799fc96eac2726b
SHA-256: 617cfe434b48ff41d83087546c2f8fb96e8e4b9511f90e8705f5ba8977e9bb01
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

798178 - iscsi bnx2i session logging will hang if bnx2x NIC his down.



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