8.184. powerpc-utils

Updated powerpc-utils packages that fix several bugs and add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The powerpc-utils packages provide various utilities for the PowerPC platform.
* The update_flash utility now supports Firmware Entitlement Checking. (BZ#1006777)
* The ofpathname utility now supports virtio-blk disks. (BZ#1039462)
In addition, this update fixes the following bug:

Note

The powerpc-utils packages have been upgraded to upstream version 1.2.20, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version. Among others, the powerpc-utils packages now provide the following new features:
* Support for Dynamic CPU Affinity using the Platform Resource Reassignment Notifications (PRRN) interface from user space has been added. (BZ#1021522)
* The update_flash utility now supports Firmware Entitlement Checking. (BZ#1006777)
* The ofpathname utility now supports virtio-blk disks. (BZ#1039462)
In addition, this update fixes the following bug:

Bug Fixes

BZ#1021522
Support for Dynamic CPU Affinity using the Platform Resource Reassignment Notifications (PRRN) interface from user space has been added.
BZ#1006777
The update_flash utility now supports Firmware Entitlement Checking.
BZ#1039462
The ofpathname utility now supports virtio-blk disks.
BZ#1064496, BZ#1087723
Previously, the kernel was not notified before and after an update of a device tree during a partition migration. As a consequence, the lpar utility terminated unexpectedly upon resuming after the migration. With this update, the kernel is notified as expected and lpar no longer crashes in the described scenario.
The powerpc-utils packages have been upgraded to upstream version 1.2.20, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version. Among others, the powerpc-utils packages now provide the following new features:
Users of powerpc-utils are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs and add these enhancements.