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Updated system-config-kdump packages that fix multiple bugs and add three enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The system-config-kdump packages provide a graphical tool to configure kernel crash dumping via kdump and kexec.
- Previously, the system-config-kdump tool did not handle the kexec service status correctly. As a consequence, the system-config-kdump service could fail at start. This update synchronizes the system-config-kdump and kdump service activation. Now, the service is started, stopped or restarted as expected.
- Previously, the system-config-kdump tool used synchronous dbus commands. This update uses asynchronous dbus commands. Now, the system-config-kdump tool waits for the processes running in the background.
- Previously, system-config-kdump used a file-chooser button as well as input via a text box to specify a path for kdump, which could cause confusion. This update uses only text box input and also informs the user of the location of the copied kdump.
- Previously, The "About" dialog used an incorrect version number. This update modifies the dialog so that the right version number is now displayed.
- Previously, not all strings in the POT file were marked for localization. As a consequence, several dialogs could not be translated. This update marks the missing strings in source files to make the POT file complete. .
- Previously, a dialog box with the error message "Core collector must begin with makedumpfile multiplied and could not be closed" if the kdump.conf file contained the "core_collector cp" command. This update modifies the underlying code so that the dialog box is shown only once.
- Previously, several system-config-kdump messages contained misprints. This update modifies the strings and all messages are now correct.
- Previously, the system-config-kdump tool was not constructed to accept more than one value. As a consequence, the extended crashkernel syntax was not handled correctly. This update modifies the underlying code so that system-config-kdump can now read the extended syntax, but always writes in basic syntax.
- Previously, the system-config-kdump tool wrongly showed an error message when values from the /proc/iomem file could not be read on 64-bit PowerPC platforms. With this update, only an informational message is shown.
- Previously, the system-config-kdump tool used the wrong format to save the target type nfs. With this update, the nfs network target is saved correctly.
- Previously, the system-config-kdump tool failed to configure zipl on IBM S/390 systems.This update modifies the zipl helper script so that all configurations are now correctly updated.
- Previously, the error message "module" object has no attribute "show_call_call_error_message" contained a misprint. This update removes the second "call".
- Previously, the system-config-kdump utility contained various locales that were not completely translated. This update adds the missing translations for supported languages.
- Previously, the system-config-kdump tool did not display messages about dbus errors. This update adds meaningful dbus error messages.
- Previously, the system-config-kdump tool did not support IBM S/390 hardware. This update modifies the installer so that IBM S/390 hardware is now enabled.
- The threshold for allowing auto configuration of kernel dumping was changed to 2 GB. With this update, system-config-kdump reflects this change.
All users of system-config-kdump are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs and add these enhancements.