Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 463319
[LTC 6.0 FEAT] 201569:Update to latest version of ipmitool
Last modified: 2010-07-02 16:51:28 EDT
Emily J. Ratliff <email@example.com> - 2008-09-16 18:28 EDT
1. Feature Overview:
Feature Id: 
a. Name of Feature: Update to latest version of ipmitool
b. Feature Description
A new version of ipmitool will be released soon to address the following issues:
- critical bug fixes from previous update.
- documentation update, man page re-write to include all the new functionality and commands in
- new command options, e.g. watchdog timer shut-off
- updates to OEM Message catalog with new platform messages.
- SDR/FRU collection fixes/enhancements
2. Feature Details:
Arch Specificity: Purely Common Code
Affects Kernel Modules: Yes
Delivery Mechanism: Direct from community
Request Type: Driver - Feature from Upstream
d. Upstream Acceptance: Accepted
Sponsor Priority 1
f. Severity: High
IBM Confidential: no
Code Contribution: IBM code
g. Component Version Target: 1.8.10
3. Business Case
Update ipmitool to the latest release for increased reliability, enhanced support for new IBM
platforms, features needed by customers.
4. Primary contact at Red Hat:
5. Primary contacts at Partner:
Project Management Contact:
Monte Knutson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 877-894-1495
Kevin Stansell, email@example.com
Chris McDermott, firstname.lastname@example.org
Deneen T. Dock, email@example.com
This is filed against OpenIPMI, but OpenIPMI has no ipmitool binary.
In RHEL5 ipmitool was part of the OpenIPMI-tools RPM. I didn't see an OpenIPMI-tools Component in the drop-down menu. Is there another component we should be using?
No, I'm just looking in the wrong place. Sorry about that.
Current Fedora releases have OpenIPMI-2.0.14, so this shouldn't be a problem.
The feature requested has already been accepted into the upstream code base
planned for the next major release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
When the next milestone release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 is available,
please verify that the feature requested is present and functioning as
in Red Hat CVS Tree Marking as Accepted
Just a note: ipmitool now has separate package (ipmitool-1.8.10-2.fc10) and is no longer part of OpenIPMI package.
Created attachment 326652 [details]
Fix for bug that causes SOL sessions to randomly drop
The attached patch fixes a bug that's been lurking for a long time,
first in the lan plugin and then propagated to the lanplus plugin. If
there are multiple entries on the ipmi_req_entries linked list, and
ipmi_req_remove_entry() is called to remove the first entry, all
additional entries are also removed from the list, causing problems when
those requests complete. This condition is rather rare but seems to
occur more frequently under high latency conditions on the network.
reopening the bug because of comment #6 needs to be evaluated...
IBM, is the patch upstream?
Patch has been submitted upstream, not committed yet.
flipping component to ipmitool based on comment 5
ipmitool-1.8.11 is the latest available upstream version. I don't think there will be new one before RHEL6 Beta.
------- Comment From firstname.lastname@example.org 2010-05-26 17:33 EDT-------
I have verified ipmitool is present and operational. There was no new upstream version so RHEL6 has ipmitool 1.8.11
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Beta 2 is now available and should resolve
the problem described in this bug report. This report is therefore being closed
with a resolution of CURRENTRELEASE. You may reopen this bug report if the
solution does not work for you.