1.64. kudzu

1.64.1. RHBA-2011:0133: bug fix update

An updated kudzu package is available that fixes an incompatibility with the current version of pciutils.
pciutils has been upgraded to version 3.1.7 in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6. This update changed the ABI of the static libpci library. Any application that links against the new libpci and the older libkudzu would crash.
Previously, the presence of an unsupported sound card could cause kudzu to list the available sound devices in unpredictable order. As a result, the /etc/modprobe.conf configuration file could contain a line with an incorrect "index" parameter for the sound module. With this update, unsupported sound cards no longer affect the order of sound devices, and the "index" parameter is now set correctly.( BZ#579852)
When the information associated with a network device changed, kudzu incorrectly recognized the device as a new one, even though its Media Access Control (MAC) address remained the same. When this happened, kudzu corrupted the Ethernet configuration. This update ensures that devices with the same MAC address are treated as identical regardless of their associated information, and a change to these information no longer affects the Ethernet configuration.( BZ#636263)
This update rebuilds kudzu to match the current libpci. ( BZ#663395)
All users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve these issues.

1.64.2. RHBA-2011:0010: bug fix update

An updated kudzu package that fixes two bugs is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The kudzu package provides a hardware probing tool that is run at boot time to determine what hardware has been added or removed from the system.
This update fixes the following bugs:
* Previously, the presence of an unsupported sound card could cause kudzu to list the available sound devices in unpredictable order. As a result, the /etc/modprobe.conf configuration file could contain a line with an incorrect "index" parameter for the sound module. With this update, unsupported sound cards no longer affect the order of sound devices, and the "index" parameter is now set correctly. ( BZ#656926)
* When the information associated with a network device changed, kudzu incorrectly recognized the device as a new one, even though its Media Access Control (MAC) address remained the same. When this happened, kudzu corrupted the Ethernet configuration. This update ensures that devices with the same MAC address are treated as identical regardless of their associated information, and a change to these information no longer affects the Ethernet configuration. ( BZ#656927)
All users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which resolves these issues.