Bug Fix Advisory cpupowerutils bug fix and enhancement update

Advisory: RHBA-2013:1533-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2013-11-20
Last updated on: 2013-11-20
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 cpupowerutils packages that fix several bugs and add one enhancement are
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The cpupowerutils packages provide a suite of tools to manage power states on
appropriately enabled central processing units (CPU).

This update fixes the following bugs:

* Previously, some of the commands in the cpupowerutils packages were missing
manual pages. Manual pages for the turbostat, x86_energy_perf_policy,
cpufreq-bench, and cpufreq-bench_plot.sh commands have been added, thus fixing
this bug. (BZ#886225)

* If a non-root user tried to run the cpufreq-bench utility, it terminated
unexpectedly with a segmentation fault, and an ABRT notification appeared on the
desktop. With this update, a warning message is displayed to the user instead,
informing them that it is necessary to run the utility as root. (BZ#886226)

* Prior to this update, the x86_energy_perf_policy utility failed when it tried
to open the /dev/cpu/*/msr/ directory. Consequently, a "permission denied" error
message was returned. With this update, a new error message explains that the
command needs root privileges and x86_energy_perf_policy cleanly exits.
(BZ#886227)

* Previously, the interactive help for the x86_energy_perf_policy utility was
short and confusing. The help text has been expanded to clarify the meaning of
the command-line options. (BZ#886228)

* Due to the missing implementation for the "cpupower set -m" command, the error
message is returned upon launching the command. Previously, this message wrongly
implied that the sched-mc utility is not supported on the system. This update
clarifies the message to clearly state that
sched-mc is not yet implemented. (BZ#914623)

* Previously, running the "cpupower -v" or "cpupower --version" commands
returned incorrect version information. This bug has been fixed and a selected
component of cpupower now reports the correct version-release number.
(BZ#914787)

In addition, this update adds the following enhancement:

* Intel turbostat v3.0 utility has been included in Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
The utility is used to read current CPU core frequency and active C-states.
(BZ#852831)

Users of cpupowerutils 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/site/articles/11258

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)

SRPMS:
cpupowerutils-1.2-1.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0573
    MD5: 66cb54e965865e29d66ad3932322cfc2
SHA-256: ae3cf79dcaea4806fe136076a46c3897287c1f9b167652d4464f84a1d1ccf5d4
 
IA-32:
cpupowerutils-1.2-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0573
    MD5: 4c4583b270ec0b1657ad879e26f526fe
SHA-256: 5ef6708c372a73dc265e04382e39f7e42002d67556fb3291d36f8b554e21b3bd
cpupowerutils-debuginfo-1.2-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0573
    MD5: 73e0d4b841979194c54e6d5a47b77187
SHA-256: 6312c002e2c67d39af598f35f91783b05a928fb92af520424d2593a6051187bc
cpupowerutils-devel-1.2-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0573
    MD5: 8c5ef275e106df5672e8c34e3ffb957c
SHA-256: 59975a6a8289f731b3e5f798f1bbfc63c1b56b31156dc2028afe5c58ef6db242
 
x86_64:
cpupowerutils-1.2-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0573
    MD5: 4c4583b270ec0b1657ad879e26f526fe
SHA-256: 5ef6708c372a73dc265e04382e39f7e42002d67556fb3291d36f8b554e21b3bd
cpupowerutils-1.2-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0573
    MD5: 54680f0dbdbaca28ddfb60b7e07896ca
SHA-256: c9b3e3ef64cb00c503dbad9c588eea35bd7478b1205e4b8fa19392d7bf05c771
cpupowerutils-debuginfo-1.2-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0573
    MD5: 73e0d4b841979194c54e6d5a47b77187
SHA-256: 6312c002e2c67d39af598f35f91783b05a928fb92af520424d2593a6051187bc
cpupowerutils-debuginfo-1.2-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0573
    MD5: c3c59f54bb503db0dd4f3385d7dd02f0
SHA-256: 83ceda93675fa686607c442417b620d9e43df3bda5482b044675c8968ad9bc95
cpupowerutils-devel-1.2-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0573
    MD5: 8c5ef275e106df5672e8c34e3ffb957c
SHA-256: 59975a6a8289f731b3e5f798f1bbfc63c1b56b31156dc2028afe5c58ef6db242
cpupowerutils-devel-1.2-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0573
    MD5: 5586f1b2570c183fcfcbe73933f709bb
SHA-256: 819b6ee6dc97480acd4d02255ccb90737654bae16eaff2240df3722182f9342c
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)

SRPMS:
cpupowerutils-1.2-1.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0573
    MD5: 66cb54e965865e29d66ad3932322cfc2
SHA-256: ae3cf79dcaea4806fe136076a46c3897287c1f9b167652d4464f84a1d1ccf5d4
 
x86_64:
cpupowerutils-1.2-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0573
    MD5: 4c4583b270ec0b1657ad879e26f526fe
SHA-256: 5ef6708c372a73dc265e04382e39f7e42002d67556fb3291d36f8b554e21b3bd
cpupowerutils-1.2-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0573
    MD5: 54680f0dbdbaca28ddfb60b7e07896ca
SHA-256: c9b3e3ef64cb00c503dbad9c588eea35bd7478b1205e4b8fa19392d7bf05c771
cpupowerutils-debuginfo-1.2-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0573
    MD5: 73e0d4b841979194c54e6d5a47b77187
SHA-256: 6312c002e2c67d39af598f35f91783b05a928fb92af520424d2593a6051187bc
cpupowerutils-debuginfo-1.2-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0573
    MD5: c3c59f54bb503db0dd4f3385d7dd02f0
SHA-256: 83ceda93675fa686607c442417b620d9e43df3bda5482b044675c8968ad9bc95
cpupowerutils-devel-1.2-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0573
    MD5: 8c5ef275e106df5672e8c34e3ffb957c
SHA-256: 59975a6a8289f731b3e5f798f1bbfc63c1b56b31156dc2028afe5c58ef6db242
cpupowerutils-devel-1.2-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0573
    MD5: 5586f1b2570c183fcfcbe73933f709bb
SHA-256: 819b6ee6dc97480acd4d02255ccb90737654bae16eaff2240df3722182f9342c
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)

SRPMS:
cpupowerutils-1.2-1.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0573
    MD5: 66cb54e965865e29d66ad3932322cfc2
SHA-256: ae3cf79dcaea4806fe136076a46c3897287c1f9b167652d4464f84a1d1ccf5d4
 
IA-32:
cpupowerutils-1.2-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0573
    MD5: 4c4583b270ec0b1657ad879e26f526fe
SHA-256: 5ef6708c372a73dc265e04382e39f7e42002d67556fb3291d36f8b554e21b3bd
cpupowerutils-debuginfo-1.2-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0573
    MD5: 73e0d4b841979194c54e6d5a47b77187
SHA-256: 6312c002e2c67d39af598f35f91783b05a928fb92af520424d2593a6051187bc
cpupowerutils-devel-1.2-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0573
    MD5: 8c5ef275e106df5672e8c34e3ffb957c
SHA-256: 59975a6a8289f731b3e5f798f1bbfc63c1b56b31156dc2028afe5c58ef6db242
 
PPC:
cpupowerutils-1.2-1.el6.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0573
    MD5: 94688c1dd66bd776fba9388101a92f79
SHA-256: 1d5dd34bffb15032a12bef103b6cbe74688c4a6afbc9f0b4284090e03003abaf
cpupowerutils-1.2-1.el6.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0573
    MD5: 06e31f235a4b196f0ff8d6e8485dfec0
SHA-256: 50f22965fe30be73829729ac6f2007890223ee324fef46c81032e72fffa5c495
cpupowerutils-debuginfo-1.2-1.el6.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0573
    MD5: 021c04757c81ae93527d435987e3e3fc
SHA-256: c0b6fb1b7cb647a2869553eec8c180044d56a7dd073204a651071ee4aeb9399a
cpupowerutils-debuginfo-1.2-1.el6.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0573
    MD5: d2d1711ebaa2745688e8d4841fc57be9
SHA-256: 0deadcd9cd510c1d293743883d39fdbe260d78b03924b35a40cddf91a17aa91b
cpupowerutils-devel-1.2-1.el6.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0573
    MD5: 33a704744d5ecc940b62defe90d080dd
SHA-256: 9b5e5a00d165936fea8898fb72c8f0499f0d210d653efdc7318ba5c56f366375
cpupowerutils-devel-1.2-1.el6.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0573
    MD5: b423d6cb72b2f34a9072e2cc6e722f21
SHA-256: 542684b5fa890b828fe79854c57b5dfcf7e7c606911ba6691c132a56556330f4
 
x86_64:
cpupowerutils-1.2-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0573
    MD5: 4c4583b270ec0b1657ad879e26f526fe
SHA-256: 5ef6708c372a73dc265e04382e39f7e42002d67556fb3291d36f8b554e21b3bd
cpupowerutils-1.2-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0573
    MD5: 54680f0dbdbaca28ddfb60b7e07896ca
SHA-256: c9b3e3ef64cb00c503dbad9c588eea35bd7478b1205e4b8fa19392d7bf05c771
cpupowerutils-debuginfo-1.2-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0573
    MD5: 73e0d4b841979194c54e6d5a47b77187
SHA-256: 6312c002e2c67d39af598f35f91783b05a928fb92af520424d2593a6051187bc
cpupowerutils-debuginfo-1.2-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0573
    MD5: c3c59f54bb503db0dd4f3385d7dd02f0
SHA-256: 83ceda93675fa686607c442417b620d9e43df3bda5482b044675c8968ad9bc95
cpupowerutils-devel-1.2-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0573
    MD5: 8c5ef275e106df5672e8c34e3ffb957c
SHA-256: 59975a6a8289f731b3e5f798f1bbfc63c1b56b31156dc2028afe5c58ef6db242
cpupowerutils-devel-1.2-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0573
    MD5: 5586f1b2570c183fcfcbe73933f709bb
SHA-256: 819b6ee6dc97480acd4d02255ccb90737654bae16eaff2240df3722182f9342c
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

SRPMS:
cpupowerutils-1.2-1.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0573
    MD5: 66cb54e965865e29d66ad3932322cfc2
SHA-256: ae3cf79dcaea4806fe136076a46c3897287c1f9b167652d4464f84a1d1ccf5d4
 
IA-32:
cpupowerutils-1.2-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0573
    MD5: 4c4583b270ec0b1657ad879e26f526fe
SHA-256: 5ef6708c372a73dc265e04382e39f7e42002d67556fb3291d36f8b554e21b3bd
cpupowerutils-debuginfo-1.2-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0573
    MD5: 73e0d4b841979194c54e6d5a47b77187
SHA-256: 6312c002e2c67d39af598f35f91783b05a928fb92af520424d2593a6051187bc
cpupowerutils-devel-1.2-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0573
    MD5: 8c5ef275e106df5672e8c34e3ffb957c
SHA-256: 59975a6a8289f731b3e5f798f1bbfc63c1b56b31156dc2028afe5c58ef6db242
 
x86_64:
cpupowerutils-1.2-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0573
    MD5: 4c4583b270ec0b1657ad879e26f526fe
SHA-256: 5ef6708c372a73dc265e04382e39f7e42002d67556fb3291d36f8b554e21b3bd
cpupowerutils-1.2-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0573
    MD5: 54680f0dbdbaca28ddfb60b7e07896ca
SHA-256: c9b3e3ef64cb00c503dbad9c588eea35bd7478b1205e4b8fa19392d7bf05c771
cpupowerutils-debuginfo-1.2-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0573
    MD5: 73e0d4b841979194c54e6d5a47b77187
SHA-256: 6312c002e2c67d39af598f35f91783b05a928fb92af520424d2593a6051187bc
cpupowerutils-debuginfo-1.2-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0573
    MD5: c3c59f54bb503db0dd4f3385d7dd02f0
SHA-256: 83ceda93675fa686607c442417b620d9e43df3bda5482b044675c8968ad9bc95
cpupowerutils-devel-1.2-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0573
    MD5: 8c5ef275e106df5672e8c34e3ffb957c
SHA-256: 59975a6a8289f731b3e5f798f1bbfc63c1b56b31156dc2028afe5c58ef6db242
cpupowerutils-devel-1.2-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0573
    MD5: 5586f1b2570c183fcfcbe73933f709bb
SHA-256: 819b6ee6dc97480acd4d02255ccb90737654bae16eaff2240df3722182f9342c
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

914623 - cpupower set -m doesn't work
914787 - cpupower -v reports version ".."



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