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1.111.  kexec-tools

1.111.1.  RHBA-2009:0467: bug fix update

Note

This update has already been released (prior to the GA of this release) as errata RHBA-2009:0467
An updated kexec-tools package that fixes a bug is now available.
kexec-tools provides /sbin/kexec binary that allows a new kernel to boot using the kernel's kexec feature either on a normal or panic reboot. This package also contains the ancillary utilities that together form the user-space component of the kernel's kexec feature.
This updated kexec-tools package fixes the following bug:
  • when kdump required mounting a file system which had reached its maximum mount count, fsck, the file system repair utility, was run automatically. However, because fsck was run in interactive mode by default, when it encountered a file system error the dump process paused until the user intervened. This prevented successful capture of the dump and subsequent system reboot. With this update, fsck is run in non-interactive mode, which allows the dump to complete successfully.
All users of kexec-tools are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which resolves this issue.

1.111.2.  RHBA-2009:0048: bug fix update

Note

This update has already been released (prior to the GA of this release) as errata RHBA-2009:0048
An updated kexec-tools package that fixes a bug is now available
kexec-tools provides /sbin/kexec binary that facilitates a new kernel to boot using the kernel's kexec feature either on a normal or a panic reboot. This package contains the /sbin/kexec binary and ancillary utilities that together form the userspace component of the kernel's kexec feature.
This updated package provides a fix for the following bug:
  • Kernels booted under the kexec system failed to map regions in the system E820 map which were marked as reserved. As some hardware vendors use these regions for various configuration data, some systems experienced various failures during boot up. This update enables the mapping of all regions marked as reserved in the system E820 map and therefore allows these systems to boot correctly.
Users of kexec-tools should upgrade to this updated package, which resolves this issue.

1.111.3.  RHBA-2009:1258: bug fix and enhancement update

An updated kexec-tools package that fixes various bugs and adds enhancements is now available.
kexec-tools provides the /sbin/kexec binary that facilitates a new kernel to boot using the kernel's kexec feature either on a normal or a panic reboot. This package contains the /sbin/kexec binary and ancillary utilities that together form the userspace component of the kernel's kexec feature.
Bugs fixed in and enhancements added to this updated package include:
  • the addition of reserved memory regions in kdump to improve booting on various systems. (BZ#475843)
  • various other system-specific boot aids. (BZ#473730 , BZ#494782 and BZ#277531)
  • a fix to handle network config files that are lacking an ending newline. (BZ#476063)
  • improved the ability to detect md arrays. (BZ#479211 and BZ#490818)
  • fixed some bad status messages when using the ssh dump target. (BZ#466450)
  • fixed an issue in which sata_nv was not included in the initramfs. (BZ#476368)
  • enhanced our dump filtering with the ability to dump dmesg logs. (BZ#475414)
  • added a condrestart directive to the service initscript. (BZ#494483)
  • updated the initramfs for kdump to use hostnames instead of ip addresses. (BZ#493690)
  • cleaned up a few erroneous error messages. (BZ#496965 , BZ#506652 and BZ#509947)
  • improved kdump documentation. (BZ#494473)
  • fixed a bug in which kdump tried to unmount an un-mounted file system. (BZ#495601)
  • improved kdump so that fsck operations were non-interactive. (BZ#497012)
  • enhanced makedumpfile so that the utsname of the crashed kernel is saved in the dump header. (BZ#497021)
  • fixed initrd generation to properly clean up files in /tmp. (BZ#483092)
  • enhanced kdump to pickup virtio modules in use with kvm. (BZ#506863)
  • made makedumpfile verbosity configurable. (BZ#466436)
Users should upgrade to this updated package, which resolves these issues.

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