Bug 186606 - Incorrect suggestion on when to install largesmp kernel
Incorrect suggestion on when to install largesmp kernel
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
4.6
All Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Vivek Goyal
Martin Jenner
http://rhn.redhat.com/network/softwar...
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Reported: 2006-03-24 12:17 EST by Gary Case
Modified: 2008-07-24 15:11 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: RHSA-2008-0665
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Last Closed: 2008-07-24 15:11:16 EDT
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largesmp search results (64.53 KB, image/png)
2008-03-13 22:39 EDT, Jesus M. Rodriguez
no flags Details
largesmp detailed view (27.35 KB, image/png)
2008-03-13 22:41 EDT, Jesus M. Rodriguez
no flags Details

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Description Gary Case 2006-03-24 12:17:03 EST
How Reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to http://rhn.redhat.com/ and log in as a registered user.
2. Set the type to "packages" and search for "largesmp" in the search box.
3. Click on the "kernel-largesmp" package
2. Chose any kernel-largesmp-2.6.9-34.EL.x86_64 for AS/ES/WS

Actual Results:
The second paragraph in the description says "Install the kernel-largesmp
package if your machine has more than 64 CPUs."

Expected Results:
It should read "Install the kernel-largesmp package if your machine has more
than 8 logical CPUs"

Additional Information:
The original statement is correct for ia64 and ppc arches, but x86_64 needs
largesmp beyond 8 logical processors.
Comment 1 Jesus M. Rodriguez 2008-03-13 22:39:34 EDT
Created attachment 298005 [details]
largesmp search results

The text shown in the summary field of the search results page comes from the
kernel-largesmp RPM metadata. RHN has no control over what is displayed here.
Comment 2 Jesus M. Rodriguez 2008-03-13 22:41:10 EDT
Created attachment 298006 [details]
largesmp detailed view

The text shown in the description field of the package detail page comes from
the
kernel-largesmp RPM metadata. RHN has no control over what is displayed here.
Comment 4 Jesus M. Rodriguez 2008-03-13 22:48:31 EDT
Moving bug to kernel as this is a kernel packaging bug not an RHN bug. RHN
simply displays what is in the RPM metadata for a given package.
Comment 5 RHEL Product and Program Management 2008-03-26 16:39:26 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 7 Vivek Goyal 2008-03-31 10:00:34 EDT
Committed in 68.28.EL . RPMS are available at http://people.redhat.com/vgoyal/rhel4/
Comment 11 errata-xmlrpc 2008-07-24 15:11:16 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/RHSA-2008-0665.html

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