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Some updates on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.7 may not appear in this version of the Release Notes. An updated version of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.7 Release Notes may also be available at the following URL:
The following section includes information specific to installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and the Anaconda installation program.
When updating from one minor version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (such as 4.5 to 4.6) to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.7, it is recommended that you do so using Red Hat Network, whether through the hosted web user interface or Red Hat Network Satellite.
If you are upgrading a system with no available network connectivity, use the "Upgrade" functionality of Anaconda. However, note that Anaconda has limited abilities to handle issues such as dependencies on additional repositories or third-party applications. Further, Anaconda reports installation errors in a log file, not interactively.
As such, Red Hat recommends that when upgrading offline systems, you should test and verify the integrity of your upgrade configuration first. Be sure to carefully review the update log for errors before applying the upgrade to your production environment.
In-place upgrades between major versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (for example, upgrading from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.7) is not supported. While the "Upgrade" option of Anaconda allows you to perform this, there is no guarantee that the upgrade will result in a working installation. In-place upgrades accross major releases do not preserve all system settings, services, and custom configurations. For this reason, Red Hat strongly recommends that you perform a fresh installation when planning to upgrade between major versions.
If you are copying the contents of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.7 CD-ROMs (in preparation for a network-based installation, for example) be sure you copy the CD-ROMs for the operating system only. Do not copy the Supplementary CD-ROM, or any of the layered product CD-ROMs, as this will overwrite files necessary for Anaconda's proper operation.
These CD-ROMs must be installed after Red Hat Enterprise Linux is installed.
The version of GRUB shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (and all updates) does not support software mirroring (RAID1). As such, if you install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 on a RAID1 partition, the bootloader will be installed in the first hard drive instead of the master boot record (MBR). This will render the system unbootable.
If you wish to install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 on a RAID1 partition, you should clear any pre-existing bootloader from the MBR first.
When installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 in Text Mode on systems that use flat-panel monitors and some ATI cards, the screen area may appear shifted. When this occurs, some areas of the screen will be obscured.
If this occurs, perform the installation with the parameter linux nofb.
When upgrading from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.6 to this release, minilogd may log several SELinux denials. These error logs are harmless, and can be safely ignored.
Password hashing using the SHA-256 and SHA-512 hash functions is now supported.
To switch to SHA-256 or SHA-512 on an installed system, run authconfig --passalgo=sha256 --kickstart or authconfig --passalgo=sha512 --kickstart. Existing user accounts will not be affected until their passwords are changed.
For newly installed systems, using SHA-256 or SHA-512 can be configured only for kickstart installations. To do so, use the --passalgo=sha256 or --passalgo=sha512 options of the kickstart command auth; also, remove the --enablemd5 option if it is present.
If your installation does not use kickstart, use authconfig as described above, then change all passwords (including root) created after installation.
Appropriate options were also added to libuser, pam, and shadow-utils to support these password hashing algorithms. authconfig configures necessary options automatically, so it is usually not necessary to modify them manually:
New values of the crypt_style option and new options for both hash_rounds_min and hash_rounds_max are now supported in the
[defaults] section of
/etc/libuser.conf. For more information, refer to
New options sha256, sha512, and rounds are now supported by the
pam_unix PAM module. For more information, refer to
The following new options in
/etc/login.defs are now supported by
ENCRYPT_METHOD — Specifies the encryption method to be used. Valid values are DES, MD5, SHA256, SHA512. If this option is defined, MD5_CRYPT_ENAB is ignored.
SHA_CRYPT_MIN_ROUNDS and SHA_CRYPT_MAX_ROUNDS — Specifies the number of hashing rounds to use if ENCRYPT_METHOD is set to SHA256 or SHA512. If neither option is set, a default value is chosen by glibc. If only one option is set, the encryption method specifies the number of rounds.
If both options are used, they specify an inclusive interval from which the number of rounds is chosen randomly. The selected number of rounds is limited to the inclusive interval [1000, 999999999].
The group OpenFabrics Enterprise Distribution is now included in
comps.xml. This group contains components used for high-performance networking and clustering (for example, InfiniBand and Remote Direct Memory Access).
This update implements the use of paravirtualized block device and network drivers, which improve the performance of fully-virtualized guests. In addition, you can now use more than three virtual network interface (VNIF) numbers per guest domain.
[value] option is a kernel command-line parameter that allows you to adjust the system clock rate while maintaining the same visible HZ timing value to user space applications.
Using the divider=
[value] option allows you to reduce CPU overhead and increase efficiency at the cost of lowering the accuracy of timing operations and profiling. This is useful in virtualized environments as well as for certain applications.
[values] for the standard 1000Hz clock are:
2 = 500Hz
4 = 250Hz
10 = 100Hz (value used by previous releases of Red Hat Enterprise Linux)
Note that the virtualized kernel uses a 250HZ clock by default. As such, it does not need the divider=
[value] option either in dom0 or in paravirtualized guests.
Firefox is now updated to version 3.0. This update features several fixes and enhancements, most notably:
Set homepages are now loaded correctly when the Firefox browser window is opened.
Firefox no longer crashes when you search for the string "do".
A cross-site scripting flaw was discovered in the way Firefox handled the jar:URI scheme. This flaw made it possible for a malicious web site to conduct a scripting attack against the user. This security issue is now fixed in this update.
Several flaws were discovered in the way Firefox processed certain malformed content. Web sites that contained such content could cause Firefox to crash or even execute arbitrary code as the user running Firefox. This security issue is now fixed in this update.
A race condition was discovered in the way Firefox set the window.location property on a web page. With this flaw, it was possible for a web page to set an arbitrary Referer header; this could lead to a cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attack against websites that rely only on the Referer header. This security issue is now fixed in this update.
Firefox now renders correctly on laptops equipped with external display.
Also, Red Hat has observed that several large commercial web applications have relied on the presence of some cross-site scripting flaws addressed by this Firefox update. These scripting flaws are described in the following links:
iostat now outputs statistics regarding the status and I/O performance of partitions.
I/O accounting in this release now outputs more comprehensive core statistics. This was accomplished by implementing the use of ru_inblock and ru_outblock, which are already used upstream.
show_mem() output now includes the total number of pagecache pages. This makes debugging information sent to the console and to
/var/log/messages more useful, particularly during out-of-memory kills.
The O_ATOMICLOOKUP flag is now removed. This flag is not used by any current userspace daemons. Further, the bit normally used by O_ATOMICLOOKUP is used by another flag (O_CLOEXEC); as such, O_ATOMICLOOKUP was removed to avoid any conflicts arising from this bit share.
The kernel now exports process limit information to
[PID] is the process ID).
The parameter TCP_RTO_MIN can now be configured to a maximum of 3000 milliseconds. TCP_RTO_MIN was not a tunable kernel parameter in previous releases.
This update allows more TCP/IP flexibility, and enables applications to restart a transmission in accordance with wireless transmissions (for example, mobile phone transmission rates).
You can configure the TCP_RTO_MIN parameter through ip route. For example, to set TCP_RTO_MIN to the maximum of 3000 milliseconds, use:
ip route change
[route] dev eth0 rto_min 3s
For more information about ip route, refer to man ip.
The udp_poll() function is now implemented. This update reduces the likelihood of false positive returns from the system call select().
You can now enable/disable 32-bit inode numbers. To do so, use the kernel parameter nfs.enable_ino64=. Setting nfs.enable_ino64=0 will instruct the NFS client to return 32-bit inode numbers for readdir() and stat() system calls (instead of the full 64-bit inode numbers).
By default, this kernel parameter is set to return the actual 64-bit inode numbers.
You can now restrict NFS writes to low memory. To do so, set
/proc/sys/vm/nfs-writeback-lowmem-only to 1 (this is set to 0 by default).
Previous releases did not include this capability. This caused NFS read performance degradation in some cases, particularly when the system encountered high volumes of NFS read/write requests.
You can now set whether mapped file pages are used in dirty_ratio and dirty_background_ratio calculations. To do so, set
/proc/sys/vm/write-mapped to 1 (this is set to 0 by default).
/proc/sys/vm/write-mapped to 1 allows you to implement faster NFS read performance. Note, however, that doing so exposes you to out-of-memory risks.
CIFS is now updated to version 1.50c. This update applies several enhancements and bug fixes, including the capability to mount OS/2 shares.
Core dump masking is now supported. This allows a core dump process to skip the shared memory segments of a process when creating a core dump file. This feature also allows you to select whether or not to dump anonymous shared memory for each process.
When a process is dumped, all anonymous memory is written to a core file as long as the size of the core file isn't limited. In some cases, you may want to prevent some memory segments (such as huge shared memory) from being dumped. Conversely, you may also want to save file-backed memory segments into a core file, in addition to individual files.
For these purposes, you can use
/proc/ to specify which memory segments of the [pid] process is dumped.
coredump_filter is a bitmask of memory types. If a bitmask is set, memory segments of the corresponding memory type are dumped.
The following memory types are supported:
bit 0 — anonymous private memory
bit 1 — anonymous shared memory
bit 2 — file-backed private memory
bit 3 — file-backed shared memory
To set a bitmask for [pid], set the corresponding bitmask to
/proc/. For example, to prevent a dump of all shared memory segments attached to process 1111, use:
echo 0x1 > /proc/1111/coredump_filter
The default value of
coredump_filter is 0x3, which specifies that all anonymous memory segments are dumped. Also, note that regardless of the bitmask status, MMIO pages (such as frame buffers) are never dumped and vDSO pages are always dumped
When a new process is created, the process inherits the bitmask status from its parent. As such, Red Hat recommends that you set up
coredump_filter before the program runs. To do so, echo the desired bitmask to
/proc/self/coredump_filter before running the program.
Oprofile now supports event-based profiling on Greyhound hardware.
AMD ATI SB800 SATA controller is now supported.
AMD ATI SB600 and SB700 SATA controllers that use the 40-pin IDE cable are now supported.
64-bit direct memory access (DMA) is now supported on the AMD ATI SB700.
The PCI device IDs necessary for supporting Intel ICH10 have been added.
i2c-piix4 kernel module is now enabled to support the AMD SBX00 SMBus.
i5000_edac: driver added to support Intel 5000 chipsets.
i3000_edac: driver added to support Intel 3000 3010 chipsets.
Correct cache info of Intel Tolapai chipset is now added. This ensures that the hardware is listed correctly.
wacom: driver updated to add support for the following input devices:
i2c-i801: driver (along with corresponding PCI IDs) updated to support Intel Tolapai.
sata_svw: driver updated to support Broadcom HT1100 chipset.
libata: driver updated to enable Native Command Queuing (NCQ) by removing Hitachi drives from blacklist.
ide: driver updated to include ide=disable, a kernel PCI module parameter that can be used to disable
psmouse: driver updated to properly support input devices that use cortps protocol. Examples of these input devices are 4-button mice and trackball devices developed by Cortron.
eHEA: driver updated to match upstream version. This update applies several upstream bug fixes and enhancements that improve support for IBM i6 and p6, including:
Addition of Large Receive Offload (LRO) support as a networking module.
Addition of poll_controller, necessary for supporting netdump and netconsole modules.
zfcp: driver updated to apply upstream bug fixes. This update applies several bug fixes, most notably:
When adapters are reopened in a multipath environment after a fibre-channel hot-removal, affected paths are no longer marked as failed. With this update, relevant adapter flags are now correctly cleared during such an event.
When an fsf request times out, the adapter is no longer marked as failed after a successful recovery. The ZFCP_STATUS_COMMON_ERP_FAILED flag is now cleared when the adapter is successfully enabled.
The BOXED flag is now cleared when the adapter is successfully re-enabled.
A bug that could cause a deadlock between the SCSI stack and ERP thread (in some cases, when some devices are being registered) is now fixed.
When using chccwdev to mark a device as "offline" in a multipath environment, I/O no longer stalls on all paths. In addition, when using chccwdev to bring the same device back online, it will still use the correct path checker.
bnx2x: driver added to support network adapters on Broadcom 5710 chipset.
cxgb3: driver updated to support Chelsio 10G ethernet controller and OFED.
realtek: driver updated to support Realtek RTL8111 and RTL8168 PCI-E network interface card.
e1000: driver updated to support alternate MAC addresses, necessary for supporting the Virtual Connect architecture.
e1000e: driver updated to latest upstream version. This update provides support for ICH9m and 82574L Shelter Island network interface cards, and applies several upstream fixes as well.
bnx2: driver updated to version 1.6.9. This applies several upstream changes, and provides support for the Broadcom 5709s chipset.
igb: driver updated to upstream version 1.0.8-k2. This driver version now supports the Intel 82575EB (Zoar) chipset.
s2io: driver updated to version 220.127.116.11 to support Neterion Xframe-II 10GbE network adapter.
tg3: driver updated to upstream version 3.86. This update applies several fixes and enhancements, including:
An irq_sync race condition issue is now fixed.
Auto-MDI is now enabled.
forcedeth: driver updated to upstream version 0.61. This update provides support for the following chipsets:
This update also provides several bug fixes related to WOL, MAC address ordering, and tx timeout issues.
stex: driver updated to version 3.6.0101.2. This update applies several upstream enhancements and bug fixes.
mpt fusion: driver family updated to version 3.12.19.00. This update applies several enhancements and fixes, most notably:
Tuning parameters for modifying queue depth are now included in
mptfc.c. These parameters are mptsas_device_queue_depth, mptspi_device_queue_depth, and mptfc_device_queue_depth. The default value for these tuning parameters is 48.
On systems with more than 36GB of memory, up to 1,078 scatter/gather entries are now supported.
Added the flag ioc->broadcast_aen_busy. This flag is set when the mptsas_broadcast_primative_work thread is running. When additional aen events are posted, they will be ignored while the ioc->broadcast_aen_busy flag is set.
In addition, SCSI_IO commands will be frozen and re-queued later when the ioc->broadcast_aen_busy flag is set. This flag is cleared once the mptsas_broadcast_primative_work thread is completed.
The internal command timeout routine now issues a Diagnostic Reset to clear a hang condition when a sync cache command is issued when a driver is unloaded. This capability was added by implementing two timeout routines: one timeout routine handles all internal commands not associated with domain validation, while the other only handles commands associated with domain validation.
The domain validation timeout routine now issues a bus reset rather than a target reset.
When a Task Management request (via an IOCTL interface) completes, the associated IOCTL timer is now deleted. This prevents the timer from expiring; timer expiration results in a host reset even when the Task Management request coompletes successfully.
qla2xxx: driver updated to version 8.02.00-k5. This update to
qla2xxx adds support for the following:
EHAFT, a QLogic host bus adapter mechanism that provides activity information about fibre channel devices.
8GB fibre-channel devices.
This update also applies several improvements provided from upstream, including a bug fix that prevents the driver from waiting on a loop that is already in a LOOP_DEAD state.
qla3xxx: driver updated to version v2.03.00-k4-rhel4.7-01. This update fixes a bug wherein if an interface owned by the
qla3xxx driver was used in a VLAN, inbound completions were not handled and passed to the TCP/IP stack.
qla4xxx: driver updated to version 5.01.03-d0. This applies the following fixes:
A session is now created for each available port on the same target. In addition, a bug that prevented
qla4xxx from issuing a re-login request for some targets (after a failover or cable pull) is now fixed.
In previous versions of
qla4xxx, I/O queue depths were unaffected by "queue full" errors. Now, queue depths are adjusted appropriately when "queue full" errors occur, which improves I/O error handling. Consequently, the queue depth for all LUNs on each target will be limited as well.
The SCSI function is now enabled before firmware initialization. This bug fix ensures that the SCSI function receives notification of any soft resets or fatal errors that occur before the firmware initialization is completed.
A bug that prevented the operating system from scanning some targets that transition from "non-active" to "active" state (during driver initialization) is now fixed.
CCISS: driver updated to version to 3.6.20-RH1. This update provides support for upcoming SAS/SATA controllers, and applies the following changes as well (among others):
I/O control sg_io added. This ioctl is provided to enhance support for multipathing.
/proc/driver/cciss entries have been modified to prevent system crashes when a large number of drives are installed on the system.
The READ_AHEAD setting in the
cciss driver is now removed. The
cciss driver will now use the block layer default of 256. Testing has shown that the setting READ_AHEAD=1024 did not result in a consistent improvement in performance; in some situations, this setting could also cause the system to hang.
megaraid_sas: driver updated to version 3.18 to support LSI 1078 chipsets running in MegaRAID mode. In addition, several bug fixes are also applied by this update, including:
MFI_POLL_TIMEOUT_SECS is now 60 seconds (increased from 10 seconds). This was done to accommodate the firmware, which could take a maximum of 60 seconds to respond to the INIT command.
A bug that caused continuous chip resets and command timeouts due to frame count calculation is now fixed. With this update, the driver now sends the correct frame count to the firmware upon request.
Added module parameter poll_mode_io to support polling.
arcmsr: driver updated to version 1.20.00.15.rh. This update applies several bug fixes and minor enhancements; in addition, it also provides support for the following SATA RAID adapters:
Technology Preview features are currently not supported under Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.7 subscription services, may not be functionally complete, and are generally not suitable for production use. However, these features are included as a customer convenience and to provide the feature with wider exposure.
Customers may find these features useful in a non-production environment. Customers are also free to provide feedback and functionality suggestions for a technology preview feature before it becomes fully supported. Erratas will be provided for high-severity security issues.
During the development of a technology preview feature, additional components may become available to the public for testing. It is the intention of Red Hat to fully support technology preview features in a future release.
Systemtap provides free software (GPL) infrastructure to simplify the gathering of information about the running Linux system. This assists diagnosis of a performance or functional problem. With the help of systemtap, developers no longer need to go through the tedious and disruptive sequence of instrument, recompile, install, and reboot that may be otherwise required to collect data.
The goal of the frysk project is to create an intelligent, distributed, always-on system monitoring and debugging tool that allows developers and system administrators to:
monitor running processes and threads (including creation and destruction events)
monitor the use of locking primitives
debug any given process by choosing it from a list or allowing frysk to open a source code (or other) window on a process that is crashing or misbehaving
In this update, the frysk graphical user interface is still a technology preview, whereas the frysk command line interface is fully supported.
The GNU Compiler Collection (
gcc-4.1) is still included in this release as a Technology Preview. This compiler was originally introduced as a Technology preview in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.4.
OpenOffice 2.0 is now included in this release as a Technology Preview. This suite features several improvements, including ODF and PDF functionalities, support for digital signatures and greater compatibility with open suites in terms of format and interface. In addition to this, the OpenOffice 2.0 spreadsheet has enhanced pivot table support, and can now handle up to 65,000 rows.
For more information about OpenOffice 2.0, please refer to http://www.openoffice.org/dev_docs/features/2.0/index.html.
autofs5 is included in this release as a Technology Preview. This new version of autofs resolves several long-standing interoperability issues in multi-vendor environments. autofs5 also features the following enhancements:
direct map support, which provides a mechanism to automatically mount file systems at any point in the file system heirarchy
lazy mount and umount support
enhanced LDAP support through a new configuration file,
complete implementation of
multiple master map entries for direct maps
complete implementation of map inclusion, which allows the contents of specified maps to be included in autofs master maps
At present, the autofs5 master map lexical analyzer cannot properly parse quoted strings in the mount point or map specification. As such, quoted strings should be written in the maps themselves.
autofs is still installed and run by default in this update. As such, you need to install the
autofs5 package manually if you wish to use autofs5 enhancements.
You can have both
autofs5 installed. However, only one of them should be used to provide automount services. To install autofs5 and use it as your automounter, perform these steps:
Log in as root and stop the autofs service using the command service autofs stop.
Disable the autofs service using the command chkconfig autofs off.
Enable the autofs5 service using the command chkconfig autofs5 on.
Start autofs5 using the command service autofs5 start.
For more information about autofs5, refer to the following man pages (after installing the
You can also consult
/usr/share/doc/autofs5- for more information.
When an application such as systool reads
/sys/class/scsi_host/host (generated by the Emulex
<scsi host number>/mbox
lpfc driver), the benign "Bad State" message is no longer printed in the console or logged into the system log file.
The kernel now asserts Data Terminal Ready (DTR) signals before printing to serial ports during boot time. DTR assertion is required by some devices. Kernel boot messages are now printed to serial consoles on such devices.
In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.6, the login prompt may not appear when the operating system was installed through a serial console. This issue is now fixed in this release.
A bug in previous versions of
lam may prevent you from upgrading these packages. This same bug may cause up2date to fail when upgrading all packages.
This bug manifests in the following error when attempting to upgrade
[version]) scriptlet failed, exit status 2
This bug also manifests in the following error (logged in
/var/log/up2date) when attempting to upgrade all packages through up2date:
up2date Failed running rpm transaction - %pre %pro failure ?.
As such, you need to manually remove older versions of
lam first in order to avoid these errors. To do so, use the following rpm command:
rpm -qa | grep '^openmpi-\|^lam-' | xargs rpm -e --noscripts --allmatches
When a LUN is deleted on a configured storage system, the change is not reflected on the host. In such cases, lvm commands will hang indefinitely when dm-multipath is used, as the LUN has now become stale.
To work around this, delete all device and mpath link entries in
/etc/lvm/.cache specific to the stale LUN. To find out what these entries are, run the following command:
ls -l /dev/mpath | grep
For example, if
<stale LUN> is 3600d0230003414f30000203a7bc41a00, the following results may appear:
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 7 Aug 2 10:33 /3600d0230003414f30000203a7bc41a00 -> ../dm-4 lrwxrwx--rwx 1 root root 7 Aug 2 10:33 /3600d0230003414f30000203a7bc41a00p1 -> ../dm-5
This means that 3600d0230003414f30000203a7bc41a00 is mapped to two mpath links: dm-4 and dm-5.
As such, the following lines should be deleted from
/dev/dm-4 /dev/dm-5 /dev/mapper/3600d0230003414f30000203a7bc41a00 /dev/mapper/3600d0230003414f30000203a7bc41a00p1 /dev/mpath/3600d0230003414f30000203a7bc41a00 /dev/mpath/3600d0230003414f30000203a7bc41a00p1
In a HA-RAID two-system configuration, two SAS adapters are plugged in to two systems and connected to a shared SAS disk drawer. Setting the Preferred Dual Adapter State attribute to Primary on both SAS adapters can trigger a race condition and cause infinite failover between the two SAS adapters. This is because only one SAS adapter can be set to Primary.
To prevent this error, ensure that the Preferred Dual Adapter State of one SAS adapter is set to None if the other SAS adapter should be set to Primary.
If you need to use the
hp_sw kernel module, install the updated
You also need to properly configure the HP array to correctly use active/passive mode and recognize connections from a Linux machine. To do this, perform the following steps:
Determine what the world wide port name (WWPN) of each connection is using show connections. Below is a sample output of show connections on an HP MSA1000 array with two connections:
Connection Name: <Unknown> Host WWNN = 200100E0-8B3C0A65 Host WWPN = 210100E0-8B3C0A65 Profile Name = Default Unit Offset = 0 Controller 2 Port 1 Status = Online Connection Name: <Unknown> Host WWNN = 200000E0-8B1C0A65 Host WWPN = 210000E0-8B1C0A65 Profile Name = Default Unit Offset = 0 Controller 1 Port 1 Status = Online
Configure each connection properly using the following command:
[connection name] WWPN=
[WWPN ID] profile=Linux OFFSET=
[connection name] can be set arbitrarily.
Using the given example, the proper commands should be:
add connection foo-p2 WWPN=210000E0-8B1C0A65 profile=Linux OFFSET=0
add connection foo-p1 WWPN=210100E0-8B3C0A65 profile=Linux OFFSET=0
Run show connections again to verify that each connection is properly configured. As per the given example, the correct configuration should be:
Connection Name: foo-p2 Host WWNN = 200000E0-8B1C0A65 Host WWPN = 210000E0-8B1C0A65 Profile Name = Linux Unit Offset = 0 Controller 1 Port 1 Status = Online Connection Name: foo-p1 Host WWNN = 200100E0-8B3C0A65 Host WWPN = 210100E0-8B3C0A65 Profile Name = Linux Unit Offset = 0 Controller 2 Port 1 Status = Online
Red Hat discourages the use of quota on EXT3 file systems. This is because in some cases, doing so can cause a deadlock.
Testing has revealed that kjournald can sometimes block some EXT3-specific callouts that are used when quota is running. As such, Red Hat does not plan to fix this issue in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, as the modifications required would be too invasive.
Note that this issue is not present in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Hardware testing for the Mellanox MT25204 has revealed that an internal error occurs under certain high-load conditions. When the
ib_mthca driver reports a catastrophic error on this hardware, it is usually related to an insufficient completion queue depth relative to the number of outstanding work requests generated by the user application.
Although the driver will reset the hardware and recover from such an event, all existing connections at the time of the error will be lost. This generally results in a segmentation fault in the user application. Further, if opensm is running at the time the error occurs, then you need to manually restart it in order to resume proper operation.
The Desktop Sharing connection icon displays its context menu when you double-click it, not when you right-click it. All other icons display their context menus when you right-click on them.
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