[El-errata] New Ksplice updates for UEKR5 4.14.35 on OL7 (ELBA-2023-12214)

Errata Announcements for Oracle Linux el-errata at oss.oracle.com
Thu Apr 13 11:21:48 UTC 2023

Synopsis: ELBA-2023-12214 can now be patched using Ksplice

Users with Oracle Linux Premier Support can now use Ksplice to patch
against the latest Oracle Linux Bug Fix Advisory, ELBA-2023-12214.
More information about this errata can be found at


We recommend that all users of Ksplice Uptrack running UEKR5 4.14.35
on OL7 install these updates.

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


* Denial-of-service and filesystem corruption during XFS writeback.

A race between certain XFS writeback operations can lead to system
crashes and filesystem corruption.

Orabug: 35215030

* Denial-of-service in VM during CPU hotplug operation.

A logic error when performing a CPU hotplug operation on a running
virtual machine can cause an internal error in KVM, resulting in a
denial-of-service to the virtual machine.

Orabug: 35215019

* Timestamp counter clocksource is disabled unexpectedly during CPU hotplug.

Under certain conditions, a CPU hotplug operation on a virtual machine
can cause the TSC clocksource to be incorrectly marked as unstable.

Orabug: 35215029


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

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