[El-errata] Oracle Linux Release 5 Update 8 for x86 (32 bit) and x86_64 (64 Bit) architectures

Errata Announcements for Oracle Linux el-errata at oss.oracle.com
Fri Mar 2 11:08:47 PST 2012

Oracle is pleased to announce the general availability of Oracle Linux Release 5 Update 8 for x86 (32 bit) and x86_64 (64 Bit) architectures.

Oracle Linux 5.8 ships with following three sets of kernel packages

      * Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [kernel-uek-2.6.32-300.10.1.el5uek]
            o Installed and booted by default
      * Red Hat compatible Kernel [kernel-2.6.18-308.el5].
            o Installed by default
      * Red Hat compatible Kernel with  bug fixes added by Oracle [kernel-2.6.18-308.]
            o This kernel, available on x86 and x86-64, can only be installed manually.

This update includes the following kernel/driver changes:

Bug Fixes added  by Oracle

     * Fix __put_nfs_open_context() NULL pointer panic [orabug 12687646]
     * Fix scsi hotplug and rescan race [orabug 10260172]
     * 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
     * Too many getattr and access calls after direct I/O [orabug 9348191]
     * Fix PVHVM guest with PoD crash under memory pressure [orabug 9107465]
     * Fix PV guest with FC HBA hang 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]
     * Link detection does not work with 802.3ad bonding [orabug 12377284]

Driver Updates from the upstream distribution provider


     * The megaraid driver to version 5.40, which provides a fix for FastPath I/O to work with degraded RAID 1.
     * The qla2xxx 4G and 8G driver firmware to version 5.06.01.
     * The qla2xxx driver to version, which provides support for ISP82xx to capture a dump (a minidump) on when failure occurs.
     * The qla4xxx driver to version
     * The lpfc driver to version
     * The bnx2i driver to version
     * The bfa firmware to version
     * The mpt2sas driver to version, which adds support for customer specific branding.
     * The mptsas driver to version 3.04.20rh.
     * The uIP driver to version as a part of the updated iscsi-initiator-utils package.
     * The megaraid_sas driver to version 5.40-rh1.


     * The bnx2x driver firmware to version 7.0.23, which provides support for new Broadcom 578xx chips.
     * The bnx2x driver to version 1.70.x.
     * The bnx2i driver to version
     * The bnx2 driver to version 2.1.11.
     * The cnic driver to version 2.5.3+.
     * The netxen_nic driver to version 4.0.77, which adds support for VLAN RX HW acceleration.
     * The tg3 driver to version 3.119.
     * The ixgbe driver to upstream version 3.4.8-k.
     * The ixgbevf driver to upstream version 2.1.0-k.
     * The e1000e driver to version 1.4.4.
     * The bna driver to version, which provides support for the Brocade 1860 AnyIO Fabric Adapter.
     * The qlge driver to version
     * The qlcnic driver to version 5.0.18.
     * The enic 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  <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  <visithttp://linux.oracle.com>

Thank you


Oracle Linux Team

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