Bug Fix Advisory ethtool bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2014:0003-3
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2014-01-02
Last updated on: 2014-01-16
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 Server AUS (v. 6.5)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server EUS (v. 6.5.z)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

Details

Updated ethtool packages that fix two bugs are now available for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 6.

Ethtool is a utility that allows querying and changing settings such as speed,
port, autonegotiation, PCI locations and checksum offload on many
network devices, especially of ethernet devices.

This update fixes the following bugs:

* Previously, the ethtool utility did not correctly communicate with the network
device driver when attempting to set LRO (Large Receive Offload) options.
Consequently, it was not possible to set the LRO options on devices supporting
LRO. With this update, ethtool has been fixed to communicate correctly with the
device driver, and the LRO options can now be set on network devices.
(BZ#1038955).

* Due to a change to the ixgbe driver, the "ethtool -d" command in non-raw mode
stopped providing output. As a consequence, "ethtool -d" could not be used to
examine the state of ixgbe devices. To fix this bug, ethool has been changed to
work with the new ixgbe device driver, and the "ethtool -d" command on ixgbe
devices in non-raw mode can now be used again. (BZ#1038956)

Users of ethtool are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix
these bugs.


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:
ethtool-3.5-1.2.el6_5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2015:1306
    MD5: d1fcec7ff6bae302380c2e260691aeed
SHA-256: ec26127daca4e728fdd6efe5a20e440c54ecd154cdae85f3051961872f0c3a60
 
IA-32:
ethtool-3.5-1.2.el6_5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2015:1306
    MD5: 6c3a11094887b42c3021f3d3f6d81663
SHA-256: e3806cd5d354fea8831a241378478620c1f5175a4d1edf2df424a1f2316d63a7
ethtool-debuginfo-3.5-1.2.el6_5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2015:1306
    MD5: db24525173456e9b2f8793a784ae68e8
SHA-256: f8783e50b58ecdf8bf9d210813c5bc1be6b9e0e93d7bfac090f82790849bca5e
 
x86_64:
ethtool-3.5-1.2.el6_5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2015:1306
    MD5: 8ed35dcdd4142e8aabfade97d53a9745
SHA-256: 76a457818a2d1b1c45dd3ea89526a0f063b86fa90d55ba431623a622b5a30884
ethtool-debuginfo-3.5-1.2.el6_5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2015:1306
    MD5: 3e957e0974447eb9635ab1889aa612c1
SHA-256: f5a80f0a799d6e155f940fcb653c8053fcd858f0742c80a9924806dc9a0e07d9
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)

SRPMS:
ethtool-3.5-1.2.el6_5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2015:1306
    MD5: d1fcec7ff6bae302380c2e260691aeed
SHA-256: ec26127daca4e728fdd6efe5a20e440c54ecd154cdae85f3051961872f0c3a60
 
x86_64:
ethtool-3.5-1.2.el6_5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2015:1306
    MD5: 8ed35dcdd4142e8aabfade97d53a9745
SHA-256: 76a457818a2d1b1c45dd3ea89526a0f063b86fa90d55ba431623a622b5a30884
ethtool-debuginfo-3.5-1.2.el6_5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2015:1306
    MD5: 3e957e0974447eb9635ab1889aa612c1
SHA-256: f5a80f0a799d6e155f940fcb653c8053fcd858f0742c80a9924806dc9a0e07d9
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)

SRPMS:
ethtool-3.5-1.2.el6_5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2015:1306
    MD5: d1fcec7ff6bae302380c2e260691aeed
SHA-256: ec26127daca4e728fdd6efe5a20e440c54ecd154cdae85f3051961872f0c3a60
 
IA-32:
ethtool-3.5-1.2.el6_5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2015:1306
    MD5: 6c3a11094887b42c3021f3d3f6d81663
SHA-256: e3806cd5d354fea8831a241378478620c1f5175a4d1edf2df424a1f2316d63a7
ethtool-debuginfo-3.5-1.2.el6_5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2015:1306
    MD5: db24525173456e9b2f8793a784ae68e8
SHA-256: f8783e50b58ecdf8bf9d210813c5bc1be6b9e0e93d7bfac090f82790849bca5e
 
PPC:
ethtool-3.5-1.2.el6_5.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2015:1306
    MD5: c16dff355bff812cb5f4f4508a76fadf
SHA-256: 9337f1ec861c89c668080d4808d2591ea9a54eb044559e30f4d5f182019c6acb
ethtool-debuginfo-3.5-1.2.el6_5.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2015:1306
    MD5: 8dff067912b4f6c0da299690a34419fe
SHA-256: a672eb98ef8786944d5097c6bcf53111cb57c55c7114936bde925bc82dc90214
 
s390x:
ethtool-3.5-1.2.el6_5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2015:1306
    MD5: 09932bdcf6e42909718c2d0229005bb6
SHA-256: 3d8903d13e317a5304609b3253ea48c546faa0021c561b874fc7feb25c76a7ea
ethtool-debuginfo-3.5-1.2.el6_5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2015:1306
    MD5: ea5c86b4bebefdb6b2b69f11174ebca7
SHA-256: 6822dfd6d5f97958d05b4129ecd4e74fe8301b7a6fadb0330d9a6f97feee34d5
 
x86_64:
ethtool-3.5-1.2.el6_5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2015:1306
    MD5: 8ed35dcdd4142e8aabfade97d53a9745
SHA-256: 76a457818a2d1b1c45dd3ea89526a0f063b86fa90d55ba431623a622b5a30884
ethtool-debuginfo-3.5-1.2.el6_5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2015:1306
    MD5: 3e957e0974447eb9635ab1889aa612c1
SHA-256: f5a80f0a799d6e155f940fcb653c8053fcd858f0742c80a9924806dc9a0e07d9
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server AUS (v. 6.5)

SRPMS:
ethtool-3.5-1.2.el6_5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2015:1306
    MD5: d1fcec7ff6bae302380c2e260691aeed
SHA-256: ec26127daca4e728fdd6efe5a20e440c54ecd154cdae85f3051961872f0c3a60
 
x86_64:
ethtool-3.5-1.2.el6_5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0468
    MD5: 8ed35dcdd4142e8aabfade97d53a9745
SHA-256: 76a457818a2d1b1c45dd3ea89526a0f063b86fa90d55ba431623a622b5a30884
ethtool-debuginfo-3.5-1.2.el6_5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0468
    MD5: 3e957e0974447eb9635ab1889aa612c1
SHA-256: f5a80f0a799d6e155f940fcb653c8053fcd858f0742c80a9924806dc9a0e07d9
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server EUS (v. 6.5.z)

SRPMS:
ethtool-3.5-1.2.el6_5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2015:1306
    MD5: d1fcec7ff6bae302380c2e260691aeed
SHA-256: ec26127daca4e728fdd6efe5a20e440c54ecd154cdae85f3051961872f0c3a60
 
IA-32:
ethtool-3.5-1.2.el6_5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0468
    MD5: 6c3a11094887b42c3021f3d3f6d81663
SHA-256: e3806cd5d354fea8831a241378478620c1f5175a4d1edf2df424a1f2316d63a7
ethtool-debuginfo-3.5-1.2.el6_5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0468
    MD5: db24525173456e9b2f8793a784ae68e8
SHA-256: f8783e50b58ecdf8bf9d210813c5bc1be6b9e0e93d7bfac090f82790849bca5e
 
PPC:
ethtool-3.5-1.2.el6_5.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0468
    MD5: c16dff355bff812cb5f4f4508a76fadf
SHA-256: 9337f1ec861c89c668080d4808d2591ea9a54eb044559e30f4d5f182019c6acb
ethtool-debuginfo-3.5-1.2.el6_5.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0468
    MD5: 8dff067912b4f6c0da299690a34419fe
SHA-256: a672eb98ef8786944d5097c6bcf53111cb57c55c7114936bde925bc82dc90214
 
s390x:
ethtool-3.5-1.2.el6_5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0468
    MD5: 09932bdcf6e42909718c2d0229005bb6
SHA-256: 3d8903d13e317a5304609b3253ea48c546faa0021c561b874fc7feb25c76a7ea
ethtool-debuginfo-3.5-1.2.el6_5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0468
    MD5: ea5c86b4bebefdb6b2b69f11174ebca7
SHA-256: 6822dfd6d5f97958d05b4129ecd4e74fe8301b7a6fadb0330d9a6f97feee34d5
 
x86_64:
ethtool-3.5-1.2.el6_5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0468
    MD5: 8ed35dcdd4142e8aabfade97d53a9745
SHA-256: 76a457818a2d1b1c45dd3ea89526a0f063b86fa90d55ba431623a622b5a30884
ethtool-debuginfo-3.5-1.2.el6_5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0468
    MD5: 3e957e0974447eb9635ab1889aa612c1
SHA-256: f5a80f0a799d6e155f940fcb653c8053fcd858f0742c80a9924806dc9a0e07d9
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

SRPMS:
ethtool-3.5-1.2.el6_5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2015:1306
    MD5: d1fcec7ff6bae302380c2e260691aeed
SHA-256: ec26127daca4e728fdd6efe5a20e440c54ecd154cdae85f3051961872f0c3a60
 
IA-32:
ethtool-3.5-1.2.el6_5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2015:1306
    MD5: 6c3a11094887b42c3021f3d3f6d81663
SHA-256: e3806cd5d354fea8831a241378478620c1f5175a4d1edf2df424a1f2316d63a7
ethtool-debuginfo-3.5-1.2.el6_5.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2015:1306
    MD5: db24525173456e9b2f8793a784ae68e8
SHA-256: f8783e50b58ecdf8bf9d210813c5bc1be6b9e0e93d7bfac090f82790849bca5e
 
x86_64:
ethtool-3.5-1.2.el6_5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2015:1306
    MD5: 8ed35dcdd4142e8aabfade97d53a9745
SHA-256: 76a457818a2d1b1c45dd3ea89526a0f063b86fa90d55ba431623a622b5a30884
ethtool-debuginfo-3.5-1.2.el6_5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2015:1306
    MD5: 3e957e0974447eb9635ab1889aa612c1
SHA-256: f5a80f0a799d6e155f940fcb653c8053fcd858f0742c80a9924806dc9a0e07d9
 
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