[El-errata] Enterprise Linux Release 5 Update 1 for x86 (32 bit) and x86_64 (64 Bit) architectures

el-errata at oss.oracle.com el-errata at oss.oracle.com
Mon Nov 26 16:31:29 PST 2007

Oracle is pleased to announce the general availability of Enterprise Linux Release 5 Update 1 for x86 (32 bit) and x86_64 (64 Bit)  architectures.

This update includes the following kernel changes:

   Bug Fixes added  by Oracle
      *  Add entropy module option to e1000 and bnx2  [ORA 6045759]
      * Fix msi issue with kexec/kdump  [ORA 6219364]
      * Fix alloc_pages_node() static `nid' race made kernel crash  [ORA6187457]
      * Fix bad unlock_page() in error case   [ORA 6263574]
      * Fix error-path crashes in dio  [ORA 6242289]

   Fixes/Additions from upstream distribution provider
      * Enhancement for Ext3 ( file system capacity has been extended beyond 8TB to a maximum of 16TB)
      * Added Shared page tables support for hugetlb memory.
      * The new sysfs parameter tick_driver option  allows you to adjust the system clock rate while maintaining the same
          visible HZ timing value to user space applications.
      * Kernel boot line parameter mpath enables anaconda to detect, create, and install to dm-multipath devices.
      * SAN disk device (Fibre Channel or iSCSI)  is now supported as boot devices.
      * Support added for nfsroot  in this release.
      * Installation / Boot for iSCSI software initiator (open-iscsi) supported in this release.
      * Added function calls to set maximum read request size for PCIX and PCI-Express for PCI drivers
      * Added support for SB600 SMBus
      * Support added for I/OAT-enabled chipsets in e1000 driver.
      * Support added for 5709 hardware in bnx2 driver.
      * Added forcedeth-0.60 driver.
      * Support added for  NetXen 10GbE network cards in netxen_nic driver.
      * Added support for  Chelsio 10G Ethernet Network Controller.
      * Added support for PCI error recovery to the s2io device.
      * Broadcomm wireless ethernet driver now supports PCI ID for nx6325 card.
      *  fixed a bug that caused an ASSERTION FAILED error when attempting to start a BCM4306 via ifup.
      *  Added EEH PCI error recovery support for the Intel 10-gigabit ethernet card in ixgb driver .
      * qla3xxx driver is enabled and updated to provide networking support for QLogic iSCSI adapters without using iSCSI.
      * IPMI  driver updated to be in sync with upstream version
      * Added PCI IDs for aic79xx driver.
      * Added support for PRIMERGY RX800S2 and RX800S3 in aacraid driver.
      * Emulex lpfc driver updated to version
      * Updated qla4xxx driver.
      * Added support for Areca RAID controllers in arcmsr driver.
      * 3w-9xxx module now support 3ware 9650SE.
      * The CIFS client has been updated to version 1.48aRH.
      * Added support for MODULE_FIRMWARE tags.
      * Added support for ICH9 controllers.
      * Add support for Greyhound processors in CPUID calls.
      * Support added in Oprofile for new Greyhound performance counter events.
      * The Intel graphics chipset is now supported through the DRM kernel module.
      * ACPI power management have improved S3 suspend-to-RAM and S4 hibernate.
      * Support added for implicit active-active failover using dm-multipath on EMC Clariion storage.

_*Software Accessibility*_

All packages are available via ULN (http://linux.oracle.com).

Installable binary and source ISO images will be available at http://edelivery.oracle.com shortly. 

 If ISO images are needed before  they are available on eDelivery, please request these via a Metalink service request.

For more information  please visit http://linux.oracle.com

Thank you


Enterprise Linux Team
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