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An updated edac-utils package that fixes one bug is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Error Detection And Correction (EDAC) is the current set of drivers in the Linux kernel that handles detection of ECC errors from memory controllers for most chipsets on the 32-bit x86, AMD64, and Intel 64 architectures. The user-space component consists of an init script which ensures that EDAC drivers and DIMM labels are loaded at system startup, as well as a library and utility for reporting current error counts from the EDAC sysfs files.
- Previously, the exit status of the edac-utils package init script was not set correctly. As a consequence, running the 'service edac status' command returned exit status 0, which was not expected behavior because no programs were running after executing the 'service edac start' command. With this update, the returned exit status has been changed to 3 in the described situation.
Users of edac-utils are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes this bug.