Bug 518209

Summary: Rebase iasl to latest upstream version
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Reporter: Eduardo Habkost <ehabkost>
Component: iaslAssignee: Eduardo Habkost <ehabkost>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact:
Severity: medium Docs Contact:
Priority: low    
Version: 5.5CC: llim, riek, rlerch, tburke
Target Milestone: rcKeywords: Rebase
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Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
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Fixed In Version: iasl-20090123-1.el5 Doc Type: Rebase: Bug Fixes and Enhancements
Doc Text:
The iasl package was updated to version 20090123, that includes the fix for bug #518109.
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Bug Blocks: 518109, 541103    

Description Eduardo Habkost 2009-08-19 09:51:38 EDT
The iasl version present on RHEL-5.4 is very old, and the source isn't even available upstream anymore.

Considering that the only critical use case of iasl is for building the ACPI tables on the KVM package build, and there are existing bugs on the current RHEL-5.4 version, rebasing to a newer upstream version should be safer than keeping the old version on RHEL-5.5.

Some of the bugs on the current iasl version are:

Bug #499540	iasl: "-g" option cannot get ACPI tables
Bug #499552	iasl: Fail to compiling it after disassemble AML file
Bug #500279	iasl: "-a" option is not available
Bug #499772	iasl: Fail to compiling it after disassemble AML file
Bug #518109	Need to update iasl to properly decode DMAR tables
Comment 2 Eduardo Habkost 2009-08-27 11:59:27 EDT
iasl will be updated to version 20090123, from http://www.acpica.org/download/acpica-unix-20090123.tar.gz
Comment 3 Eduardo Habkost 2009-08-27 12:01:18 EDT
Release note added. 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.

New Contents:
The iasl package was updated to version 20090123, that includes the fix for bug #518109.
Comment 8 errata-xmlrpc 2010-03-30 04:19:50 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-2010-0226.html