Updated mesa packages that fix several bugs and add two enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Mesa provides a 3D graphics API that is compatible with Open Graphics Library (OpenGL). It also provides hardware-accelerated drivers for many popular graphics chips.
- On certain Intel GT2+ processors, segmentation faults could have been reported in the output of the dmesg command after running a Piglit quick-driver test. A patch has been applied to address his bug, and the unwanted behavior no longer occurs.
- Prior to this update, compressed texture size checks were performed in an incorrect manner. Consequently, checking the image size against the compression block size could cause certain applications to terminate unexpectedly. The underlying source code has been modified, and the texture error no longer causes the applications to crash in the described scenario.
Users of mesa are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs and add these enhancements.