[El-errata] Oracle Linux 7 Update 4 Release for x86_64
Errata Announcements for Oracle Linux
el-errata at oss.oracle.com
Tue Aug 8 13:55:30 PDT 2017
Oracle is pleased to announce the general availability of Oracle Linux 7 Update 4
Oracle Linux 7 Update 4 ships with the following kernel packages:
Red Hat Compatible Kernel (RHCK).
Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 4 update 4 (UEK R4u4), which is the default kernel.
Features that are currently under technology preview when using UEK R4u4 are described inOracle Linux Release Notes for Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 4
Update 4 <http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E52668_01/E86280/html/index.html>
For the RHCK, the following features are currently under technology preview:
* Importd features for container image imports and exports
* DAX (Direct Access) for direct persistent memory mapping from an application. This is under technical preview for the ext4 and XFS file systems.
* Block and object storage layouts for parallel NFS (pNFS).
* SCSI layout for parallel NFS (pNFS), including support for both client and server configurations.
* OverlayFS remains in technical preview.
* Heterogeneous memory management (HMM).
* User namespace (security features for isolating Linux containers from the host).
* 10GbE RoCE Express for RDMA.
* ocrdma and libocrdma packages for RDMA over RoCE.
* No-IOMMU mode virtual I/O feature.
* Support for a Cisco proprietary User Space Network Interface Controller in UCM servers provided in the libusnic_verbs driver
* Cisco VIC InfiniBand kernel driver that provides similar functionality to RDMA on proprietary Cisco architectures.
* Trusted Network Connect support.
* Single-Root I/O virtualization (SR-IOV) in the qlcnic driver.
* nftables and libnftnl network filtering and classification functionality
* Multi-queue I/O scheduling for SCSI (scsi-mq). This functionality is disabled by default.
* The plug-in for the libStorageMgmt API used for storage array management. The libStorageMgmt API is now fully supported, but the plug-in is under technology preview.
* DIF/DIX for data integrity checking on SCSI devices, other than certain, specified native HBA and storage hardware. Oracle supports DIF/DIX with UEK R4.
For more information, please refer to the online release notes available at:
All packages are available on theUnbreakable Linux Network <http://linux.oracle.com> .
Install-able binary and source ISO images will available onOracle Software Delivery Cloud <http://edelivery.oracle.com/linux> shortly.
If ISO images are needed before they are available on Oracle Software Delivery Cloud, please request these via a My Oracle Support service request.
The Oracle Linux Team
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