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Id RHBA-2013:0027-01
Name Red Hat 2013:0027-01 RHBA mkinitrd bug fix and enhancement update for RHEL 5 x86
Vendor Name red_hat
Product None
Content Type Recommended Recommended
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Operating System(s) Linux 
Released On 07 Jan 2013 12:00:00

RHBA-2013:0027-01

Red Hat 2013:0027-01 RHBA mkinitrd bug fix and enhancement update for RHEL 5 x86

Vendor Name

red_hat

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Released On

07 Jan 2013 12:00:00

Url

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2013-0027.html

Description

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The mkinitrd packages provide a utility to create the initrd file system image. The initrd image is an initial RAM disk that is loaded by a boot loader before the Linux kernel is started. This update fixes the following bugs: * Prior to this update, the "mkrootdev" command could incorrectly use the slave device instead of the intended multipath device to create the /dev/root node when a multipath root device was specified by the label "LABEL". As a consequence, the slave device could not be mounted as it was already used by the master and creating the "/dev/root" node failed. This update modifies the mkinitrd code so that "mkrootdev" now ignores devices which are in use. (BZ#556785) * Prior to this update, the bindings file in the initial RAM disk (initrd) could, under certain circumstances, fail to match the bindings file on the root file system. As a consequence, the boot process was interrupted and the system rebooted. This update modifies the underlying code so match the bindings file as expected. (BZ#782615) This update also adds the following enhancements: * This update adds support for using FIPS mode with dmraid root devices. The dmraid device is now activated before checking the FIPS checksum. (BZ#737081) * This update adds support for Hyper-V to the mkinitrd utility. (BZ#852686) All users of mkinitrd are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs and add these enhancements.

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