1.35. gfs-kmod

1.35.1. RHBA-2011:0089: bug fix update

Updated gfs-kmod packages that fix various bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The gfs-kmod packages contain modules that provide the ability to mount and use Global File System (GFS).
This update fixes the following bugs:
* When a Global File System (GFS) was exported as a Network File System (NFS) service, relocating the service could cause the data on the file system to be corrupted. This error has been fixed, and using NFS along with GFS now works as expected. ( BZ#245024)
* Under certain circumstances, using a Network File System (NFS) protocol with a Global File System (GFS) could fail with the following error:
GFS: fsid=axqa01:gfstest.0: fatal: assertion "!bd->bd_pinned && !buffer_busy(bh)" failed
With this update, a complex patch has been applied to resolve this issue, and the above error no longer occurs. ( BZ#491369)
* Prior to this update, a kernel panic may have occurred when copying data from an mmapped sparse file on a Global File System (GFS) to a file on a different GFS storage. With this update, this error has been fixed, and GFS no longer causes kernel panics during this workload. ( BZ#617339)
* When a Global File System (GFS) does not have enough journals, an attempt to mount it can fail, and an error message is written to standard error. However, this message was not very informative, and did not include important information required to determine the cause of the problem. With this update, the kernel now returns the "-EUSERS" error code, which allows the mount.gfs utility to recognize this error, and display more informative message. ( BZ#635023)
All users of gfs-kmod are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve these issues.