7.97. kabi-whitelists

Updated kabi-whitelists packages that add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The kabi-whitelists packages contain reference files documenting interfaces provided by the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 kernel that are considered to be stable by Red Hat engineering, and safe for long-term use by third-party loadable device drivers, as well as for other purposes.

Enhancements

BZ#826795
The "blk_queue_physical_block_size", "close_bdev_exclusive", "filemap_fdatawrite_range", "get_sb_nodev", "kill_anon_super", "open_bdev_exclusive", "jiffies_to_timespec", "kernel_getsockopt", "kernel_setsockopt", "radix_tree_delete", "pagevec_lookup", "recalc_sigpending", "path_put", and "simple_write_end" symbols have been added to the kernel application binary interface (ABI) whitelists.
BZ#831247
The "unlock_rename", "vfs_rename", "path_put", "default_llseek", "d_find_alias", "d_invalidate", "file_fsync", "strspn", "vfs_writev", "path_get", "nobh_truncate_page", "nobh_write_begin", "nobh_write_end", "nobh_writepage", "____pagevec_lru_add", "add_to_page_cache_locked", and "filemap_flush" symbols have been added to the kernel ABI whitelists.
BZ#902825
The "__generic_file_aio_write", "blk_queue_resize_tags", and "blk_queue_segment_boundary" symbols have been added to the kernel ABI whitelists.
BZ#849732
The following symbols have been added to the kernel ABI whitelists: "__alloc_pages", "__bitmap_weight", "__down_failed", "__free_pages", "__init_rwsem", "__init_waitqueue_head", "__kmalloc", "__memcpy", "__put_cred", "__raw_local_save_flags", "__stack_chk_fail", "__tasklet_schedule", "__tracepoint_kmalloc", "__up_wakeup", "__vmalloc", "__wake_up", "_cond_resched", "_spin_lock", "_spin_lock_irqsave", "_spin_unlock_irqrestore", "add_disk", "alloc_disk", "alloc_pages_current", "allow_signal", "autoremove_wake_function", "bio_endio", "bio_init", "bio_put", "blk_alloc_queue", "blk_cleanup_queue", "blk_queue_hardsect_size", "blk_queue_logical_block_size", "blk_queue_make_request", "blkdev_put", "complete", "complete_and_exit", "cond_resched", "contig_page_data", "copy_from_user", "copy_to_user", "cpu_present_map", "cpu_present_mask", "create_proc_entry", "daemonize", "del_gendisk", "do_gettimeofday", "down", "down_read", "down_read_trylock", "down_write", "down_write_trylock", "dump_stack", "filp_close", "filp_open", "finish_wait", "get_user_pages", "init_waitqueue_head", "jiffies", "jiffies_to_msecs", "jiffies_to_timeval", "kernel_thread", "kfree", "kmem_cache_alloc", "kmem_cache_alloc_notrace", "kmem_cache_create", "kmem_cache_destroy", "kmem_cache_free", "malloc_sizes", "mcount", "mem_map", "mem_section", "memcpy", "memset", "mod_timer", "msecs_to_jiffies", "msleep", "msleep_interruptible", "open_by_devnum", "override_creds", "panic", "per_cpu__current_task", "per_cpu__kernel_stack", "prepare_creds", "prepare_to_wait", "printk", "proc_mkdir", "put_disk", "put_page", "pv_irq_ops", "register_blkdev", "remove_proc_entry", "revert_creds", "schedule", "schedule_timeout", "send_sig", "set_user_nice", "sigprocmask", "slab_buffer_size", "snprintf", "sprintf", "strchr", "strcpy", "strncmp", "strncpy", "strnicmp", "strspn", "strstr", "submit_bio", "tasklet_init", "unregister_blkdev", "up", "up_read", "up_write", "vfree", "vfs_writev", "vscnprintf", and "wait_for_completion".
BZ#864893
The following symbols have been added to the kernel ABI whitelists: "blkdev_get", "send_sig_info", "__task_pid_nr_ns", "register_shrinker", "set_page_dirty_lock", "current_umask", "balance_dirty_pages_ratelimited_nr", "dentry_open", "generic_file_llseek_unlocked", "posix_acl_alloc", "posix_acl_from_xattr", "posix_acl_to_xattr", "posix_acl_valid", "read_cache_pages", "cancel_dirty_page", "clear_page", "grab_cache_page_nowait", "inode_init_always", "memparse", "put_unused_fd", "radix_tree_tag_set", "congestion_wait", "shrink_dcache_sb", "fd_install", "blk_make_request", "lookup_bdev", "__register_binfmt", "unregister_binfmt", "vm_stat", "kill_pid", and "kobject_get".
BZ#869353
A kernel checker tool (KSC) has been added to the kabi-whitelists packages.
Users of kabi-whitelists are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which add these enhancements.