Bug 840051 - Rebase request for crash utility RHEL6.4 errata
Summary: Rebase request for crash utility RHEL6.4 errata
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: crash
Version: 6.4
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Dave Anderson
QA Contact: Guangze Bai
Depends On:
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Reported: 2012-07-13 14:59 UTC by Dave Anderson
Modified: 2015-02-08 21:38 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: crash-6.1.0-1.el6
Doc Type: Rebase: Bug Fixes and Enhancements
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Last Closed: 2013-02-21 08:34:13 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

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System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2013:0317 normal SHIPPED_LIVE crash bug fix and enhancement update 2013-02-20 20:54:59 UTC

Description Dave Anderson 2012-07-13 14:59:07 UTC
Description of problem:

The RHEL6.4 errata version of crash should be rebased to the most recent
upstream version of the crash utility.

It is far more efficient, and far safer, to rebase to the upstream 
version than to attempt to selectively backport the patches required for
the current set of bugzillas requested for RHEL6.4.  More importantly,
the new features and other fixes that have been applied to the upstream 
version make the tool significantly more useful than the current RHEL6 

It should also be noted that Fedora 18, and therefore RHEL7, kernels
are incompatible with the current RHEL6 version of the crash utility.
This is due to fundamental changes in the recent upstream kernel, such
as the 3.5 change to the printk log buffer format, which causes the 
crash session to fail during initialization, the 3.3 rework of the VFS
subsystem which cause several key commands to fail, and a number of other 
smaller changes that affect command behavior with the later kernels. 

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.  Therefore the risk of regression is less with a
rebase than it would be with selective backports because the RHEL6.4
bugzilla-requested fixes are based upon the state of the upstream version. 

It should be noted that nothing goes into the upstream version without
my approval, and my testing.  I perform all my testing on RHEL6 systems,
and test changes against a sample set of RHEL3, RHEL4, RHEL5, RHEL6, 
upstream and Fedora kernel crash dumps.

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Comment 11 errata-xmlrpc 2013-02-21 08:34:13 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.


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