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Fedora 7 Update: kernel-xen-2.6-2.6.20-2943.fc7



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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2007-2987
2007-11-29 01:45:50.178587
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Name        : kernel-xen-2.6
Product     : Fedora 7
Version     : 2.6.20
Release     : 2943.fc7
URL         : []
Summary     : The Linux kernel (the core of the Linux operating system)
Description :
The kernel package contains the Linux kernel (vmlinuz), the core of any
Linux operating system.  The kernel handles the basic functions
of the operating system:  memory allocation, process allocation, device
input and output, etc.

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Update Information:

- Disabled Firewire stack on i686. It is not supported by current Xen swiotlb implementation (bug #302471)
- Fix 3w-9xxx to use PCI resources properly and work under Xen (bug #309611)
- Add patch to fix BUG_ON() Oops caused by privcmd (bug #323031)
- Remove bogus WARN_ON() from synchronize_irq() (bug #293451)
- Added fix to text-mode install under Xen (bug #348931)

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ChangeLog:

* Tue Oct 23 2007 Eduardo Habkost <ehabkost redhat com>
- Add fix to text-mode install under Xen (bug #348931)
* Wed Oct 10 2007 Eduardo Habkost <ehabkost redhat com>
- Remove bogus WARN_ON() from synchronize_irq() (bug #293451)
* Mon Oct  8 2007 Eduardo Habkost <ehabkost redhat com>
- Add patch to fix BUG_ON() Oops caused by privcmd (bug #323031)
* Thu Sep 27 2007 Eduardo Habkost <ehabkost redhat com>
- Fix 3w-9xxx to use PCI resources properly and work under Xen (bug #309611)
* Wed Sep 26 2007 Eduardo Habkost <ehabkost redhat com>
- Disabled Firewire stack on i686 also. It is not supported
  by current Xen swiotlb implementation (bug #302471)
* Fri Sep 21 2007 Eduardo Habkost <ehabkost redhat com>
- Add fix for bug #294011 (floating point corruption)
  (changeset 8c24767501ff from Xen 3.1.1)
- Fix sleazy-fpu implementation to actually avoid on fpu-intensive
  programs
* Thu Sep 13 2007 Eduardo Habkost <ehabkost redhat com>
- Hypervisor-side of fix for bug #248398: HVM domain hangs during (F-7)
  install. Backport of fix from xen-unstable: 15239:656b8175f4f2.
  This replaces xen-vpic-set-vector.patch, that didn't go upstream and
  didn't have its user-space part added to the xen package.
* Wed Sep 12 2007 Eduardo Habkost <ehabkost redhat com>
- Disable CONFIG_HIGHPTE. It is not reliable and causes performance loss
  under Xen
* Thu Aug 30 2007 Eduardo Habkost <ehabkost redhat com>
- Provides: xen-hypervisor-abi = 3.1 (bug #269581)
* Tue Aug 14 2007 Eduardo Habkost <ehabkost redhat com>
- Xenoprof: fix DOMAIN_SWITCH_CODE value according to oprofile 0.9.3
  (Markus Armbruster)
* Fri Aug 10 2007 Eduardo Habkost <ehabkost redhat com>
- Add af_packet.c checksum patches from Herbert Xu, to avoid problems with
  DHCP server and clients running on the same Xen host
* Thu Aug  9 2007 Eduardo Habkost <ehabkost redhat com>
- Add linux-2.6-xen-backwards-time.patch from linux-2.6.18-xen.hg
  changeset 87bb8705768a. This should fix bug #236307
* Wed Aug  8 2007 Eduardo Habkost <ehabkost redhat com>
- Update xen patch to 3.1.0
* Mon Jul 16 2007 Eduardo Habkost <ehabkost redhat com>
- Make xenblk wait to the disk to be added (bug #248462)
- Rebase to 2.6.20.14
* Wed Jul 11 2007 Eduardo Habkost <ehabkost redhat com>
- Remove #ifdef CONFIG_PM from acpi poweroff code (fix bug #241381)
* Mon Jun 11 2007 Eduardo Habkost <ehabkost redhat com>
- Added fix to bug #243756: linux-2.6-xen-fix-nosegneg-detection.patch
* Thu May 24 2007 Eduardo Habkost <ehabkost redhat com>
- Disabled CONFIG_PROVE_LOCKING, as the xen code doesn't support it.
  See bug #239601
- HV: allow HVM virtual PICs to have their interrupt vector reprogrammed
  (part of fix for rawhide FV booting on rawhide Xen)
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References:

  [ 1 ] Bug #302471 - Unable to boot x86 fc7xen on x86_64 hardware.
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=302471
  [ 2 ] Bug #309611 - xen kernel does panic with 3ware 9xxx Controller
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=309611
  [ 3 ] Bug #323031 - kernel BUG at mm/memory.c:2292 while/after xen live migration
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=323031
  [ 4 ] Bug #293451 - tg3: BUG: warning at kernel/irq/manage.c:33/synchronize_irq()
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=293451
  [ 5 ] Bug #348931 - virt-install --nographics --paravirt is broken
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=348931
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Updated packages:

fe096aaea3c043e74e7e234d17c0b60c03e056f3 kernel-xen-2.6-doc-2.6.20-2943.fc7.noarch.rpm
d02fdaf2da6a5bb0064d3a8ca82312df01ad6975 kernel-xen-2.6.20-2943.fc7.i686.rpm
c44470f14cc721fd55473a454bb3f4ff5d5aa6ab kernel-xen-devel-2.6.20-2943.fc7.i686.rpm
a1879ac03f06ce96140bea94d6f1cb62fa4a4057 kernel-xen-devel-2.6.20-2943.fc7.x86_64.rpm
e29c3ce09b6c5b6bed411805db28caca34d07db1 kernel-xen-2.6.20-2943.fc7.x86_64.rpm
1f69881fb81e1c263d1fe97c738b4ec3221174a6 kernel-xen-2.6-2.6.20-2943.fc7.src.rpm

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update kernel-xen-2.6' 
at the command line.  For more information, refer to "Managing Software
with yum", available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.
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