An updated lsof package that fixes two bugs and adds two enhancements is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The lsof (LiSt Open Files) package provides a utility to list information about files that are open and running on Linux and UNIX systems.
Prior to this update, the lsof utility ignored the -w option if both the -b and the -w options were specified. As a consequence, lsof failed to suppress warning messages. This update modifies the %changelog section of the underlying code. Now, the -w option successfully suppresses warning messages.
Prior to this update, lsof could, under certain circumstances, report incorrect server locations of mounted folders if multiple Network File System (NFS) shares from one host were mounted. This update allows multiple NFS clients to share superblocks. Now, lsof reports the correct server locations of mounted folders.
This update adds offset support to report file offset of opened files.
This update adds the new option +|-e s to lsof which exempts file systems with the path name "s" from being subjected to kernel function calls that can block.
All users of lsof are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes these bugs and adds these enhancements.