Bug 1292566 - Rebase request for crash utility RHEL7.3 errata
Summary: Rebase request for crash utility RHEL7.3 errata
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: crash
Version: 7.3
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
high
high
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Dave Anderson
QA Contact: Emma Wu
Marie Dolezelova
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Keywords: Rebase
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Blocks: 1313485 1295826 1296180
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Reported: 2015-12-17 19:56 UTC by Dave Anderson
Modified: 2019-02-19 21:40 UTC (History)
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_crash_ rebased to version 7.1.5

The _crash_ packages have been upgraded to upstream version 7.1.5, which provides several bug fixes and a number of enhancements over the previous version. Notably, this rebase adds new options such as `dis -s`, `dis -f`, `sys -i`, `list -l`, new support for Quick Emulator (QEMU) generated Executable and Linkable Format (ELF) vmcores on the 64-bit ARM architectures, and several updates required for support of recent upstream kernels. It is safer and more efficient to rebase the *crash* packages than to backport selectively the individual patches.
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Last Closed: 2016-11-04 03:45:48 UTC


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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2016:2325 normal SHIPPED_LIVE crash bug fix and enhancement update 2016-11-03 13:43:41 UTC

Description Dave Anderson 2015-12-17 19:56:26 UTC
Description of problem:

The RHEL7.3 errata version of the crash utility should be
rebased to the current upstream version, currently at version
crash-7.1.4.  There are over 50 new features and other fixes 
that have been applied to the upstream version make the tool 
significantly more useful than the current RHEL7.2 version, 
which is based upon crash-7.1.2.  This includes new options such
as "dis -s", "dis -f", "sys -i", "list -l", new support for QEMU
generated ARM64 ELF vmcores, and several updates required for 
support of recent upstream kernels, which is now relevant given
that the RHEL7 ARM64 kernel has been rebased to upstream Linux 
version 4.4.  

It is far more efficient, and far safer, to rebase the crash 
package than to attempt to selectively backport individual patches.
As the owner and upstream maintainer, one of my primary goals is,
and always has been, to maintain backwards-compatibility whenever 
new fixes or features are applied.  The risk of regression is 
less with a rebase than it would be with selective backports.

It should be noted that nothing goes into the upstream version 
without my approval.  I perform all my testing on Fedora and RHEL
kernel versions, where each individual change is meticulously 
tested against a sample set of RHEL3, RHEL4, RHEL5, RHEL6, RHEL7,
and Fedora crash dumps.

Details regarding recent fixes, features and enhancements can be found in:

  http://people.redhat.com/anderson/crash.changelog.html


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

crash-7.1.2-3.el7

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Comment 5 errata-xmlrpc 2016-11-04 03:45:48 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2016-2325.html


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