[El-errata] New updates available via Ksplice (ELBA-2013-2582)
Errata Announcements for Oracle Linux
el-errata at oss.oracle.com
Tue Nov 26 08:13:10 PST 2013
Synopsis: ELBA-2013-2582 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-2013-2582.
INSTALLING THE UPDATES
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
* Invalid mmap in Xen Infiniband network driver.
The Xen network driver does not correctly map memory when initializing an
Infiniband device inside a Xen guest which cause the device to fail to initialize.
* Kernel warning with NFS lazy unmounts.
Incorrect initialization in the Linux virtual filesystem could result in
a kernel warning when accessing a lazily unmounted NFS filesystem.
* SCSI enclosure device remove+replace failure.
Incorrect removal of an existing device when adding a new one would
result in a kernel warning and failure to delete the old device.
* Synchronous I/O hang on SCSI device removal.
Removing a SCSI device could cause synchronous I/O's to hang in an
uninterruptible state resulting in an unrecoverable soft lockup.
* ext4 filesystem corruption during sparse file truncation.
Truncating a sparse file on an ext4 filesystem with extents could result
in filesystem corruption when removing the last extent. This could be
triggered by a local, unprivileged user.
* ServerEngines BladeEngine controller probe failure with recent firmware.
Missing support for newer firmware versions of the BladeEngine network
controller could result in failure to create the transmit queues and
* Link sense failure in Mellanox Ethernet driver.
Incorrect device initialization could result in Mellanox Ethernet
devices failing to probe correctly and being unusable.
* Incorrect NumVFs reporting in PCI I/O Single Root Virtualization support.
Incorrect handling of the NUM_VM SRIOV register during initialization
and enabling could result in incorrect reporting of the number of
* Soft lockup during block layer I/O submission.
A high I/O load could cause a soft lockup during block layer I/O
Ksplice support is available at ksplice-support_ww at oracle.com.
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