[El-errata] Enterprise Linux Release 5 Update 3 for x86 (32 bit) and x86_64 (64 Bit) architectures

Errata Announcements for Enterprise Linux el-errata at oss.oracle.com
Wed Jan 28 10:12:11 PST 2009

Oracle is pleased to announce the general availability of Enterprise Linux Release 5 Update 3 for x86 (32 bit) and x86_64 (64 Bit)  

This update includes the following kernel/driver changes:

   Bug Fixes  added  by Oracle

     * Add entropy module option to e1000 and bnx2  [ORA 6045759]

     * shrink zone patch [orabug 6086839]

     * xen pv/bonding netconsole support [orabug 6993043]

     * convert ENETUNREACH to ENOTCONN  [orabug 7689332]

   Fixes/Additions from the upstream distribution provider

    * autofs4 is backported from linux kernel version 2.6.27.

    * the  MAX_ARG_PAGES limit that is set in the kernel  has been
      increased to 25 percent of the stack size.

    * Buffer size limit for on-memory buffers for relayfs has been
      increased to 4095MB from 64MB.

    * Kernel module pata_si1680 added to provide driver for Dell Remote
      Access Controller 4 (DRAC4).

    * Added support for Dell Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) //cards
      to the kernel which  enables support for following devices

         - Dell Wireless 5700 Mobile Broadband CDMA/EVDO Mini-Card
         - Dell Wireless 5500 Mobile Broadband HSDPA Mini-Card
         - Dell Wireless 5505 Mobile Broadband HSDPA Mini-Card
         - Dell Wireless 5700 Mobile Broadband CDMA/EVDO ExpressCard
         - Dell Wireless 5510 Mobile Broadband HSDPA ExpressCard
         - Dell Wireless 5700 Mobile Broadband CDMA/EVDO Mini-Card
         - Dell Wireless 5700 Mobile Broadband CDMA/EVDO Mini-Card
         - Dell Wireless 5720
         - Dell Wireless HSDPA 5520
         - Dell Wireless HSDPA 5520
         - Dell Wireless 5520 Voda I Mobile Broadband (3G HSDPA) Mini-Card

    * Added support for DSR/DTR hardware flow control by updating the
      driver for 8250 based serial ports.

    * Kernel updated to enable oprofile to identify processors based on
      Next-Generation Intel Microarchitecture (Nehalem) and support the
      CPU power state, C3, on the Next-Generation Intel
      Microarchitecture (Nehalem).

    * The soft lockup detector can now be configured to trigger a kernel
      panic instead of a warning message.

    * Added large memory configuration support to the Machine Check
      Exception (MCE) kernel subsystem.

    * NMI watchdog code updated to allow users to disable the NMI source
      which enables users to safely configure kernel parameter
      kernel.unknown_nmi_panic  without causing kernel panic.

    * powernowk8 driver updated on x86 architecture to verify  that the
      number of supported CPUs (supported_cpus) equals the number of
      online CPUs (num_online_cpus).

    * Added support for kprobe_booster on x86_64 architectures. This
      will allow faster probing of kernel events.

    * For x86_64 architecture kernel updated to support  _PTC
      (Processor Throttling Control), _TSS (Throttling Supported
      States) and _TPC (Throttling Present Capabilities) objects.

    * Added  support for the iSCSI Boot Firmware Table (iBFT) // which
      allows for booting from iSCSI devices..

    * The iSCSI target capability, delivered as part of the Linux Target
      (tgt) framework, is fully supported in this release.

    * Added support for block device encryption using the Linux Unified
      Key Setup (LUKS) specification.

    * The openssl packages upgrade the OpenSSL** library to a newer
      upstream version. This version of OpenSSL library is currently
      undergoing the Federal Information Processing Standards validation
      process (FIPS-140-2). To maintain the ABI compatibility with the
      openssl packages of previous release, the FIPS mode is disabled by

    * Rebased cups with full Kerberos support

    * Rebased ksh, lm-sensors, net-snmp, gdb, OpenIPMI,openldap,openmotif, python-urlgrabber, 
      rpm, tog-pegasus, vnc,yum,yum-utils

    * Added support for
          o private futexes
          o preempt-notifiers implementation
          o tracepoint/markers infrastructure
          o response oriented wake up behavior to scheduler
          o PCI domain
          o RAID 4/5/10 in dmraid

    * Fixed gettimeofday for HPET, PMTimer, TSC

    * Increased stack size for ia32 application

    * Open Fabrics Enterprise Distribution (OFED) / opensm updated to
      the upstream version 3.2.  The format of the opensm.conf file
      has changed in this release. Any modification done to your
      existing opensm.conf file has to be migrated to
      /etc/ofed/opensm.conf.rpmnew and the current  file
      /etc/ofed/opensm.conf file need to be replaced the the new
      migrated one.

          o Due to this change applications build on top of the
            following OFED stack  might require recompilation or even
            source-level code changes :

                + dapl
                + compat-dapl
                + ibsim
                + ibutils
                + infiniband-diags
                + libcxgb3
                + libehca
                + libibcm
                + libibcommon
                + libibmad
                + libibumad
                + libibverbs
                + libipathverbs
                + libmlx4
                + libmthca
                + libnes
                + librmdacm
                + libsdp
                + mpi-selector
                + mpitests
                + mstflint
                + mvapich
                + mvapich2
                + ofed-docs
                + openib
                + openib-mstflint
                + openib-perftest
                + openib-tvflash
                + openmpi
                + opensm
                + perftest
                + qlvnictools
                + qperf
                + srptools
                + tvflash

    Driver Updates


       * bnx2  updated to version 1.7.9.

       * e1000e  updated to version

       * igb updated to version 1.2.45-k2 to support for 82576 based devices.

       * ixgbe updated to version 1.3.18-k4.

       * myri10ge  updated to version 1.3.2-1.269.

       * netxen  updated to version 3.4.18.

       * bnx2x  updated to version 1.45.23 to support  57711 hardware.

       * Added niu driver to support 10Gbps ethernet devices on Sun
         CP3220 systems.

       * Driver for ZyDas Wireless devices zd1211rw  updated to match the
         last non-mac80211 .

       * The following drivers were backported from Linux Kernel 2.6.25:

          o ipw2100 and ipw2200
          o bcm43xx
          o ieee80211 support component for wireless devices

       * The following drivers were backported from Linux Kernel 2.6.26:

          o ath5k for Antheros wireless devices
          o rt2x00 for Ralink wireless devices
          o rtl8180 and rtl8187 drivers for Realtek wireless devices
          o iwlwifi adding 802.11n support to iwl4965 wireless devices.


         * 3w-xxxx updated to version 1.26.03.
         * 3w-9xxx updated to version 2.26.08.

         * megaraid_sas updated to version 4.01-rh1.

         * qla2xxx  updated to support ISP84XX type cards.

         * ibmvscsi drivers for emulating virtual SCSI (vSCSI)
           devices updated to support virtualized tape devices.

         * lpfc  updated to version

         * cciss  updated to version 3.6.20-RH2.


          * Added support for Cintiq 20WSX and Intuos3 4x6 Wacom
            graphics tablets through linuxwacom drivers.

          * dm-multipath updated to have  inbox support for IBM DS4000.

          * ixgbe updated to support the /82598AT/ dual-port adapter
            and the /82598 CX4/ adapter.

          * Added hp-ilo driver to support HP Integrated Lights Out
            (iLO) technology.

          * radeon_tp driver is now fully supported in this release
            which enables the /ATI R500/R600/ chipsets.

          * jsm updated to support Digi Neo PCI Express 4 HiProfile
            I/O adapters.

          * powernow_k8  included as a loadable module in this release.

          * ccid Updated to support USB Smartcard keyboards.

          * Added  uvcvideo drivers to support  USB video devices.


_*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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