[El-errata] Oracle Linux Release 5 Update 6 for x86 (32 bit) and x86_64 (64 Bit) architectures

Errata Announcements for Oracle Linux el-errata at oss.oracle.com
Sat Jan 22 08:40:19 PST 2011

Oracle is pleased to announce the general availability of Oracle Linux Release 5 Update 6 for x86 (32 bit) and x86_64 (64 Bit) architectures.

Oracle Linux 5.6 ships with following three sets of kernel packages

     * Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [kernel-uek-2.6.32-100.26.1.el5]
           o Only available on  x86_64 (64bit) platform
           o This kernel will be installed by default
     * Red Hat compatible Kernel [kernel-2.6.18-238.el5].
           o This kernel is installed by default.
     * Red Hat compatible Kernel with  bug fixes added by Oracle
           o This kernel, available on x86 and x86-64 , can only be
             installed manually (see below for details)

This update includes the following kernel/driver changes:

Bug Fixes added  by Oracle

     * Fix filp_close() race  [orabug 10335998]
     * Fix missing aio_complete() in end_io  [orabug 10365195]
     * Make xenkbd.abs_pointer=1 by default [orabug 67188919]
     * Check to see if hypervisor supports memory reservation change [orabug 7556514]
     * Enable entropy for bnx2,bnx2x,e1000e,igb,ixgb,ixgbe,ixgbevf[orabug 10315433]
     * Add xen pv netconsole support  [orabug 6993043] [bz 7258]
     * shrink_zone patch  [orabug 6086839]
     * Fix aacraid not to reset during kexec  [orabug 8516042]
     * Patch rds to 1.4.2-20 [orabug 9471572, 9344105]
     * Fix BUG_ONs to not fire when in a tasklet  -RDS
     * Fix lockup of the tx queue  - ipoib
     * Do not call set_page_dirty() with irqs off  - RDS
     * Properly unmap when getting a remote access error - RDS
     * Fix locking in rds_send_drop_to()  - RDS
     * Fix qla not to query hccr [Orabug 8746702]
     * Too many getattr and access calls after direct I/O [orabug 9348191]
     * PVHVM guest with PoD crashes under memory pressure [orabug 9107465]
     * PV guest with FC HBA hangs during shutdown [orabug 9764220]
     * Support 256GB+ memory  for pv guest [orabug 9450615]
     * Fix overcommit memory to use percpu_counter [orabug 6124033]
     * Make configurable timeouts for kcs of ipmi [orabug 9752208]
     * Fix memory corruption - ipoib [orabug 9972346]
     * Patch removes limit on number of retries an aio can submit  [orabug 10044782]
     * Do not call loop_unplug for not configured loop device [orabug 10314497]

   Fixes/Additions from the upstream distribution provider

     * The tpm_tis driver is automatically loaded at boot time.
     * Added support for ITE-887x chips
     * Updated qeth driver to add support for the OSX and OSM OSA CHPIDtypes.
     * Updated  High Definition Audio (ALSA-HDA) drivers.
     * System Tap updated to version 1.3. to provide an integratedcompile-server client, automatic
       structure prettyprinting, faster and improved stack backtraces, and new sample scripts.
     * Updated Kernel Probes (kprobes) implementation
     * Updated Per-task statistics interface (taskstats)
     * Added support for TCP cubic congested control
     * Added support for the one packet scheduler in the networking stack
     * Added networking tuning parameters, ip_local_reserved_ports and ip_local_port_range. These
       parameters allow users to reserve portsfor third-party applications, and blacklist known offending ports.
     * Added parameter /proc/sys/vm/vm_devzero_optimized  to skip ZERO_PAGE mmap of /dev/zero device
     * Enhanced iSNS, in the iSCSI Initiator, and the iSNS server

   Driver Updates


     * I/O AT (I/O Acceleration Technology) and DCA drivers have been updated.
     * Added support for  zd1211 driver for the ZyDAS ZD1211(b) 802.11a/b/g USB WLAN device .
     * Updated  qlcnic driver to the latest upstream version
     * Updated be2net driver for ServerEngines BladeEngine2 10Gbps  network devices to version 2.102.512r
     * Updated bnx2 driver to version 2.0.8
     * Updated bnx2x driver to version 1.52.53-4
     * Updated forcedeth ethernet driver for NVIDIA nForce devices to the latest upstream version
     * Updated e1000e driver to version 1.2.7-k2
     * Updated enic driver for Cisco 10G Ethernet devices to version
     * Updated igb driver for Intel Gigabit Ethernet Adapters to support PCI-AER
     * Updated ixgbe driver to version 2.0.84-k2
     * Updated netxen driver to version 4.0.73
     * Updated qlge driver to version
     * Updated Solarflare driver (sfc) to version 2.6.36-4c1
     * Updated tg3 driver to version 3.108+
     * Updated vxge driver for Neterion's X3100 Series 10GbE PCIe devices to version


     * Updated cciss driver for HP Smart Array controllers to version 3.6.22.RH1
     * Updated qla4xxx driver to version
     * Updated bnx2i driver to version 2.1.3.
     * Updated lpfc driver to version
     * Updated ipr driver to version
     * Updated 3w-sas driver to version
     * Updated 3w-xxxx driver to version
     * Updated cxgb3i driver for Chelsio host bus adapters (HBAs) .
     * Updated megaraid_sas driver  to version 4.31
     * Updated  mpt2sas driver to version
     * Updated qla2xxx driver to version

_*Software Accessibility*_

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

Installable binary and source ISO images will be available athttp://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 visithttp://linux.oracle.com

Thank you


Oracle Linux Team

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