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1.153. pciutils

1.153.1. RHBA-2009:1592: bug fix update


This update has already been released (prior to the GA of this release) as FASTRACK errata RHBA-2009:1592
An updated pciutils package that fixes a bug is now available.
The pciutils package contains various utilities for inspecting and manipulating devices connected to the PCI bus.
This updated pciutils package fixes the following bug:
* the pciutils use PCILIB, a portable, platform-independent library, to talk to PCI cards. By default PCILIB uses the first available access method but switches can be used to control its behavior. The PCILIB AND ITS OPTIONS section of the lspci man page lists two such switches (-H1 and -H2) that did not work as documented.
The -H1 switch was listed as allowing "direct hardware access via Intel configuration mechanism 1" and the -H2 switch as setting PCILIB to use mechanism 2. In the previous pciutils release, however, using either switch on AMD64 or Intel 64 architectures resulted in an "invalid option -- H" error. (Note: the switches worked as expected on 32-bit x86 architectures).
This error was due to the pciutils package not enabling these switches when compiled for 64-bit architectures. With this update the pciutils spec file includes a corrected build script which enables these features for AMD64 and Intel 64 and, consequently, provides Intel configuration mechanism support to 64-bit architectures as documented. (BZ#505557)
All pciutils users should upgrade to this updated package, which resolves this issue.

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