Enhancement Advisory librtas enhancement update

Advisory: RHEA-2013:1733-1
Type: Product Enhancement Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2013-11-20
Last updated on: 2013-11-20
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)

Details

Updated librtas packages that add one enhancement are now available for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 6.

The librtas packages contain a set of libraries that allow access to the
Run-Time Abstraction Services (RTAS) on 64-bit PowerPC architectures. The
librtasevent library contains definitions and routines for analyzing RTAS
events.

This update adds the following enhancement:

* This update adds support for a user space solution for Dynamic Memory Affinity
via the PRRN interface. When an affinity for a partition changes as a result of
system optimization, the impacted partition will be notified through an
event-scan RTAS call that the affinity properties of the partitions have
changed. As a result, the partition is expected to refresh its affinity strings
through existing RTAS/hidden h_calls. (BZ#985850)

Users of librtas are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which 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 Server (v. 6)

SRPMS:
librtas-1.3.8-1.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2016:0869
    MD5: 7ab75b3a59bad88007c9876803481fd0
SHA-256: 8d608b3bee83f72b47888e373cfc0afa3aac7c38eb33dee0b0fc82cea4e976f6
 
PPC:
librtas-1.3.8-1.el6.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2016:0869
    MD5: eef3ef63e026021ebcdaa683b0877888
SHA-256: b1169f04232283ab84795c5852846d389b3a032b8cdfa0b6c733377e7d55165d
librtas-1.3.8-1.el6.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2016:0869
    MD5: 347d66efd30b56e75ee54d45093eb4c3
SHA-256: c4fd72effaf004e473872ba4ca3a94d5a7d036dacc959bae1d6e2cc80c3b8ed6
librtas-debuginfo-1.3.8-1.el6.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2016:0869
    MD5: cdbf4dbd6cdb099797fa01859e5aa0d0
SHA-256: 25c78d21868235ab7e50c4e972b4c5e32dba965efbbeb8ad2628736d9333d871
librtas-debuginfo-1.3.8-1.el6.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2016:0869
    MD5: 46cc9f6255907bc1c2f7a0d60e63eba8
SHA-256: f429d33cffdfc6d254ce6e15f12831772c0f1f14fe75806fb3f9b6239e0abf21
librtas-devel-1.3.8-1.el6.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2016:0869
    MD5: 1e08d7980aa1855887b2c6f8add356bc
SHA-256: 16c69a8fc305cc86c1fd362ca51442d46bc1fbd66cd93abcc00edc78c49f398f
librtas-devel-1.3.8-1.el6.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2016:0869
    MD5: 50deb567afbfc99e81161e4033d64afe
SHA-256: 2c5a8689b5ddebbdd4dd0308040e57d23b2bf5422a0fa4ed36ac165e7730f067
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)


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