1.82. mkinitrd

1.82.1. RHBA-2011:0110: bug fix update

Updated mkinitrd packages that fix multiple bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The mkinitrd utility creates file system images for use as initial ramdisk (initrd) images.
This update fixes the following bugs:
* Previously, network devices could be set up more than once with iSCSI when the system had two partitions on a single iscsi device. With this update, the network is only configured once. This issue could be resolved thanks to the patch contributed made by Thomas Chenault. ( BZ#499781)
* Previously, the symlink /sbin/dmraid.static was missing when the kernel-debug and kernel packages were installed. With this update, the installation of these packages behaves as expected. ( BZ#513961)
* Previously, virtual machines using iscsi could not boot correctly after installation. With this update booting works correctly. ( BZ#568325)
* Previously, the command "mkinitrd" failed due to a regression. As a result, no initial RAM disk could be created. With this update, command "mkinitrd" creates initial RAM disks without errors. ( BZ#578236)
* Previously, mkinitrd did not support the option multipath-tools bindings_file. This update does support this option ( BZ#593050)
* Previously, the installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 Snap5 failed when root was installed on iSCSI multipath'd LUN. This update installs the operating system successfully with root (/) FS on an iSCSI multipath'd LUN. ( BZ#664389)
All mkinitrd users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve these issues.

1.82.2. RHBA-2010:0541: bug fix update

Updated mkinitrd packages that resolve an issue are now available.
The mkinitrd utility creates file system images for use as initial ramdisk (initrd) images.
These updated mkinitrd packages resolve the following issue:
* previously, when using the bindings_file configuration directive in /etc/multipath.conf, mkinitrd failed to copy the bindings file from the location specified in /etc/multipath.conf to the corresponding relative path inside the initramfs image. This issue is now resolved and mkinitrd uses the bindings_file configuration directive without problems.
All mkinitrd users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve this issue. ( BZ#596134)

1.82.3. RHBA-2010:0390: bug fix update

Updated mkinitrd packages that fix a regression introduced by RHBA-2010:0295 are now available.
The mkinitrd utility creates file system images for use as initial ramdisk (initrd) images.
These updated mkinitrd packages fix the following bug:
* a previous mkinitrd update, released as RHBA-2010:0295, included a fix for BZ#540641. This bug saw mkinitrd copy the symbolic link of a bootpath driver instead of the actual bootpath driver and, as a fix, mkinitrd was set to check the full path of symbolically linked drivers.
The fix included for BZ#540641 also introduced a regression, however. This regression could cause mkinitrd to fall into an infinite loop if checking the full path involved parsing a looped symbolic link. This update corrects the error in the readlink() function call that caused the regression. Looped symbolic links in driver paths no longer prevent mkinitrd from creating RAM disks as expected. ( BZ#583901)
All mkinitrd users should upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve this issue.