Bug 459041

Summary: update dmidecode from 2.2 to 2.9, the latest version
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Reporter: Jim <james.weinert>
Component: kernel-utilsAssignee: Jarod Wilson <jarod>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Brian Brock <bbrock>
Severity: low Docs Contact:
Priority: medium    
Version: 4.8CC: karen.skweres, peterm, rdoty, rlerch, rpacheco, sandy.garza, tao, ykopkova
Target Milestone: rcKeywords: FutureFeature, Rebase, Reopened
Target Release: 4.8   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
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Fixed In Version: Doc Type: Rebase: Bug Fixes and Enhancements
Doc Text:
dmidecode gives information about BIOSes and motherboard revisions. The version of kernel-utils supplied with this advisory updates dmidecode from version 2.2 to version 2.9. This version identifies newer processors, PCI-express slots and devices, and blade chassis. It also offers enhanced support for the SMBIOS v2.6 specification.
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Last Closed: 2009-05-18 16:09:59 EDT Type: ---
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Bug Blocks: 450283, 458752    

Description Jim 2008-08-13 17:21:43 EDT
Red Hat 4.7 ships with dmidecode 2.2 which does not have entries for the type of PCI-E slots used in HP DL380G5's. The PCI-E slots will show "<OUT OF SPEC>" as their type. This problem is fixed by updating to dmidecode 2.9 which also adheres to the latest SMBIOS specification.
Comment 1 Jarod Wilson 2008-08-13 23:28:47 EDT
Reassigning to sub-component owner.
Comment 8 Jarod Wilson 2008-08-21 09:41:47 EDT
*** Bug 459180 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 10 RHEL Product and Program Management 2008-09-24 16:25:47 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.  Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products.  This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update
release.
Comment 12 Jarod Wilson 2008-10-03 17:51:41 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 453642 ***
Comment 13 Jarod Wilson 2008-10-07 15:34:37 EDT
Aiee. I just realized I marked a dmidecode bug as a duplicate of a microcode bug. Definitley NOT the case. Whoops. Reopening this one.
Comment 20 Jarod Wilson 2009-01-08 09:36:29 EST
Release note added. If any revisions are required, please set the 
"requires_release_notes" flag to "?" and edit the "Release Notes" field accordingly.
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New Contents:
The update from dmidecode 2.2 to version 2.9 brings a host of improvements in the realm of identifying the latest processors on the market, identifying PCI-express slots and devices, identifying blade chassis, and brings enhanced support for the SMBIOS v2.6 specification.
Comment 21 Ruediger Landmann 2009-01-13 22:19:56 EST
Release note updated. If any revisions are required, please set the 
"requires_release_notes"  flag to "?" and edit the "Release Notes" field accordingly.
All revisions will be proofread by the Engineering Content Services team.

Diffed Contents:
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-The update from dmidecode 2.2 to version 2.9 brings a host of improvements in the realm of identifying the latest processors on the market, identifying PCI-express slots and devices, identifying blade chassis, and brings enhanced support for the SMBIOS v2.6 specification.+* dmidecode gives information about BIOSes and motherboard revisions. The version of kernel-utils supplied with this advisory updates dmidecode from version 2.2 to version 2.9. This version identifies newer processors, PCI-express slots and devices, and blade chassis. It also offers enhanced support for the SMBIOS v2.6 specification.
Comment 23 Ryan Lerch 2009-01-21 21:02:18 EST
Release note updated. If any revisions are required, please set the 
"requires_release_notes"  flag to "?" and edit the "Release Notes" field accordingly.
All revisions will be proofread by the Engineering Content Services team.

Diffed Contents:
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-* dmidecode gives information about BIOSes and motherboard revisions. The version of kernel-utils supplied with this advisory updates dmidecode from version 2.2 to version 2.9. This version identifies newer processors, PCI-express slots and devices, and blade chassis. It also offers enhanced support for the SMBIOS v2.6 specification.+dmidecode gives information about BIOSes and motherboard revisions. The version of kernel-utils supplied with this advisory updates dmidecode from version 2.2 to version 2.9. This version identifies newer processors, PCI-express slots and devices, and blade chassis. It also offers enhanced support for the SMBIOS v2.6 specification.
Comment 30 errata-xmlrpc 2009-05-18 16:09:59 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2009-0966.html