[El-errata] New updates available via Ksplice (ELBA-2013-2541)

Errata Announcements for Oracle Linux el-errata at oss.oracle.com
Wed Aug 7 10:03:00 PDT 2013

Synopsis: ELBA-2013-2541 can now be patched using Ksplice

Users with Oracle Linux Premier Support can now use Ksplice to patch
against the latest Oracle kernel update, ELBA-2013-2541.


We recommend that all users of Ksplice Uptrack on EL 5 install these

On systems that have "autoinstall = yes" in /etc/uptrack/uptrack.conf,
these updates will be installed automatically and you do not need to
take any action.

Alternatively, you can install these updates by running:

# /usr/sbin/uptrack-upgrade -y


* Data loss in filesystems due to missing writeback.

Incorrect handling of periodic writeback could cause filesystems to fail
to write data back to disk leading to corruption in the case of a crash
or power failure.

* Data loss in filesystems due to delayed writeback.

A race condition could result in failure to perform periodic writeback
which could cause the filesystem to become corrupted in the event of a
crash or power failure.


Ksplice support is available at ksplice-support_ww at oracle.com.

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