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1.142.  mkinitrd

1.142.1.  RHBA-2009:1088: bug fix update

Note

This update has already been released (prior to the GA of this release) as errata RHBA-2009:1088
Updated mkinitrd packages that resolve an issue are now available.
The mkinitrd utility creates file system images for use as initial ramdisk (initrd) images.
These updated mkinitrd packages fix the following bug:
  • when using kernel version 2.6.18-122 or earlier, creating an initial ramdisk (initrd) failed due to the mkinitrd script assuming that RAID-specific kernel modules were available when they were not. With these updated packages, mkinitrd no longer assumes that these RAID-specific kernel modules are available, and thus initrd creation completes successfully. (BZ#496591)
All users of mkinitrd are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve this issue.

1.142.2.  RHBA-2009:1345: bug fix and enhancement update

Updated mkinitrd packages that fix several bugs and add enhancements are now available.
The mkinitrd utility creates file system images for use as initial ramdisk (initrd) images.
This update includes fixes for the following bugs:
  • mkinitrd failed on dmraid systems with kernels that don't include dm-raid45 modules. (BZ479270)
  • the "netname" command has been improved to handle environmental variables correctly. (BZ474422)
  • handling for UUID and LABEL on hibernation devices has been improved. (BZ489836)
  • This update also includes these enhancements:
  • when in fips mode the tcrypt module is now loaded to self-test all cryptographic algorithms. (BZ499639)
  • support for FIPS integrity checking of the kernel has been added. (BZ467497)
Users of mkinitrd are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve these issues and add these enhancements.

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