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Enhancement Advisory kexec-tools enhancement update

Advisory: RHEA-2012:0090-1
Type: Product Enhancement Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2012-02-02
Last updated on: 2012-02-02
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

An updated kexec-tools package that adds one enhancement is now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The kexec-tools package contains 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.

This update adds the following enhancement:

* Kdump on Xen HVM guests is now enabled in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.7 as a
Technology Preview. Performing a local dump to an emulated (IDE) disk using an
Intel 64 Hypervisor with an Intel CPU is the only supported implementation. Note
that the dump target must be specified in the /etc/kdump.conf file. (BZ#772164)

All users of kexec-tools are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
adds 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/kb/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-126.el5_7.7.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1321
    MD5: b436c0a69f59ecf82517446eeec14cb1
SHA-256: b6fbe9426564acc4b1c757b3566f27e0d48baceed7a56937ddecb1c1d87889a2
 
IA-32:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-126.el5_7.7.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1321
    MD5: e28f737eb64d7cbef2bdaa481acd36c0
SHA-256: a0627d00f09463ca1f0a24f1adbc9188cdc17441a0d2180a4bfa98d5321b7588
 
IA-64:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-126.el5_7.7.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1321
    MD5: 86175cde727b067948a41ab9e977ca65
SHA-256: 5fb303daa9d731bde513e2df863aaedc05153477f461018a6bcff8a6231a56c4
 
PPC:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-126.el5_7.7.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1321
    MD5: e9cba077ef3ed08dd29b28524413514f
SHA-256: e4d06a987ba51826343ab690d119416c616b256e6b55f6cc559d61380328eb32
 
s390x:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-126.el5_7.7.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1321
    MD5: 93cbc14c4ea004c5a399952d252c796c
SHA-256: 8ad366493b8e77805f025b440b902212da1d0f2b641a01c365da2ecaf0edf034
 
x86_64:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-126.el5_7.7.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1321
    MD5: 26a1173a50de7c43b4df91333ac8795c
SHA-256: d6f9351b7b6a6090d6cf923bc3da5d8c134ec38445e205dc6f389ae610e00181
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-126.el5_7.7.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1321
    MD5: b436c0a69f59ecf82517446eeec14cb1
SHA-256: b6fbe9426564acc4b1c757b3566f27e0d48baceed7a56937ddecb1c1d87889a2
 
IA-32:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-126.el5_7.7.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1321
    MD5: e28f737eb64d7cbef2bdaa481acd36c0
SHA-256: a0627d00f09463ca1f0a24f1adbc9188cdc17441a0d2180a4bfa98d5321b7588
 
x86_64:
kexec-tools-1.102pre-126.el5_7.7.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1321
    MD5: 26a1173a50de7c43b4df91333ac8795c
SHA-256: d6f9351b7b6a6090d6cf923bc3da5d8c134ec38445e205dc6f389ae610e00181
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)


These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and details on how to verify the signature are available from:
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

The Red Hat security contact is secalert@redhat.com. More contact details at http://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/