Bug Fix Advisory kexec-tools bug fix and enhancement update

Advisory: RHBA-2013:1576-1
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 kexec-tools packages that fix several bugs and add various enhancements
are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The kexec-tools packages contain the /sbin/kexec binary and utilities that
together form the user-space component of the kernel's kexec feature. The
/sbin/kexec binary facilitates a new kernel to boot using the kernel's kexec
feature either on a normal or a panic reboot. The kexec fastboot mechanism
allows booting a Linux kernel from the context of an already running kernel.

These updated kexec-tools packages include numerous bug fixes and enhancements.
Space precludes documenting all of these changes in this advisory. Users are
directed to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 Technical Notes for information on
the most significant of these changes:

https://access.redhat.com/site/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/6.5_Technical_Notes/kexec-tools.html#RHBA-2013-1576

All kexec-tools users 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:
kexec-tools-2.0.0-273.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0584
    MD5: cd75e72d88a02836c5587ef6e00e4d56
SHA-256: 4707c237ac201253236822942b67907ece76cc68f82a4ed504577313a3de3467
 
IA-32:
kexec-tools-2.0.0-273.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0584
    MD5: 5a9e50d3e62e3fc39957aeb11f0e0674
SHA-256: 9c3938e191caa90f01afd99ec5ab5ea436b379c100d03f5d02f2acb404130994
kexec-tools-debuginfo-2.0.0-273.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0584
    MD5: 6605007941ef68e52286bc6e6bef92b9
SHA-256: eb52da62c328d42ee9b2533a5795bae63c14da53bab5dec32ae734259790c869
 
x86_64:
kexec-tools-2.0.0-273.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0584
    MD5: e50a36ab582e68d6ee6371b764d694f6
SHA-256: 31e34e023c2161e2e14c7cd51f3ee0a8bee11e8c3e26800e61c5a2a4eb5645af
kexec-tools-debuginfo-2.0.0-273.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0584
    MD5: 1f6bbd875f79d0ca5f7f47853b2a7452
SHA-256: 568be1d8d3a2eac9650b69c13b07a3ac44c1c5cbd92550f5ff6a93eb1d7317e9
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)

SRPMS:
kexec-tools-2.0.0-273.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0584
    MD5: cd75e72d88a02836c5587ef6e00e4d56
SHA-256: 4707c237ac201253236822942b67907ece76cc68f82a4ed504577313a3de3467
 
x86_64:
kexec-tools-2.0.0-273.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0584
    MD5: e50a36ab582e68d6ee6371b764d694f6
SHA-256: 31e34e023c2161e2e14c7cd51f3ee0a8bee11e8c3e26800e61c5a2a4eb5645af
kexec-tools-debuginfo-2.0.0-273.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0584
    MD5: 1f6bbd875f79d0ca5f7f47853b2a7452
SHA-256: 568be1d8d3a2eac9650b69c13b07a3ac44c1c5cbd92550f5ff6a93eb1d7317e9
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)

SRPMS:
kexec-tools-2.0.0-273.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0584
    MD5: cd75e72d88a02836c5587ef6e00e4d56
SHA-256: 4707c237ac201253236822942b67907ece76cc68f82a4ed504577313a3de3467
 
IA-32:
kexec-tools-2.0.0-273.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0584
    MD5: 5a9e50d3e62e3fc39957aeb11f0e0674
SHA-256: 9c3938e191caa90f01afd99ec5ab5ea436b379c100d03f5d02f2acb404130994
kexec-tools-debuginfo-2.0.0-273.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0584
    MD5: 6605007941ef68e52286bc6e6bef92b9
SHA-256: eb52da62c328d42ee9b2533a5795bae63c14da53bab5dec32ae734259790c869
 
PPC:
kexec-tools-2.0.0-273.el6.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0584
    MD5: 225d92d14163be9d62336d0da8588778
SHA-256: 010bc15cbed7588aa18f03bf2dd05c28332266be9e8189179d91509e6828e508
kexec-tools-debuginfo-2.0.0-273.el6.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0584
    MD5: 1a184f79c1d764f70fb747e3fef88c83
SHA-256: cd0e7951f241c54034e77a952e1a185047c8b4aa8d36ca5e67fb8fe801456dcf
 
s390x:
kexec-tools-2.0.0-273.el6.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0584
    MD5: c2d53d7659a257c1ccdc2e2dd653bbf5
SHA-256: 2221794ca15e1537fce16e121dc883167c9c3c41253be191e8a0bef9168e2cd6
kexec-tools-debuginfo-2.0.0-273.el6.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0584
    MD5: 66e17b2db5c2a1b717e3072167d4f187
SHA-256: e0afb975612e1dd03df6982b83ca45d5ed3e16fe51c79007c675c16a4a24e866
 
x86_64:
kexec-tools-2.0.0-273.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0584
    MD5: e50a36ab582e68d6ee6371b764d694f6
SHA-256: 31e34e023c2161e2e14c7cd51f3ee0a8bee11e8c3e26800e61c5a2a4eb5645af
kexec-tools-debuginfo-2.0.0-273.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0584
    MD5: 1f6bbd875f79d0ca5f7f47853b2a7452
SHA-256: 568be1d8d3a2eac9650b69c13b07a3ac44c1c5cbd92550f5ff6a93eb1d7317e9
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

SRPMS:
kexec-tools-2.0.0-273.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0584
    MD5: cd75e72d88a02836c5587ef6e00e4d56
SHA-256: 4707c237ac201253236822942b67907ece76cc68f82a4ed504577313a3de3467
 
IA-32:
kexec-tools-2.0.0-273.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0584
    MD5: 5a9e50d3e62e3fc39957aeb11f0e0674
SHA-256: 9c3938e191caa90f01afd99ec5ab5ea436b379c100d03f5d02f2acb404130994
kexec-tools-debuginfo-2.0.0-273.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0584
    MD5: 6605007941ef68e52286bc6e6bef92b9
SHA-256: eb52da62c328d42ee9b2533a5795bae63c14da53bab5dec32ae734259790c869
 
x86_64:
kexec-tools-2.0.0-273.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0584
    MD5: e50a36ab582e68d6ee6371b764d694f6
SHA-256: 31e34e023c2161e2e14c7cd51f3ee0a8bee11e8c3e26800e61c5a2a4eb5645af
kexec-tools-debuginfo-2.0.0-273.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0584
    MD5: 1f6bbd875f79d0ca5f7f47853b2a7452
SHA-256: 568be1d8d3a2eac9650b69c13b07a3ac44c1c5cbd92550f5ff6a93eb1d7317e9
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

810494 - improve error message when btrfs-progs is missing
857861 - man kdump.conf: missing content about 'default mount_root_run_init | poweroff'
909402 - cannot kdump to remote server with fips=1 on RHEL 6
951035 - can't create kdump


References



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