RHBA-2005:723 - Bug Fix Advisory
GFS bug fix update
Bug Fix Advisory
Updated GFS packages that resolve module loading issues and other bugs are
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Update 6, kernel
The Red Hat Global File System (GFS) provides high availability of critical
server applications in the event of planned or unplanned system downtime.
These updated GFS packages are in sync with the latest kernel
(2.4.21-37.EL). The modules in earlier GFS packages fail to load because
they do not match the running kernel. It is possible to force the loading
of the modules; however, this update alleviates the need to do so.
Additionally, the following bugs have been discovered and addressed since
the previous release:
- A problem was found with fsck not handling extended attributes properly.
- A problem was found which caused fsck to erroneously report bitmap
- Added fence support for DRAC III/XT, firmware version 3.20 (Build 10.25).
- Fixed hangs and segfaults in fsck when duplicate blocks were present.
- lvm device entries in /proc/partitions are now ignored by pool.
- A bug was found which would cause the fencing process to run incorrectly
if the gulm master node was mounting the GFS file system and needed to be
- Added fence support for the latest ilo firmware (1.75).
- Added fence support for Dell PE 1855 using DRAC.
- Output was cleaned up from various init scripts.
- Pool now ignores the underlying physical devices accessed via HP
StorageWorks Secure Path and relys on the redundant path selection provided
by HP StorageWorks Secure Path.
Users are advised to upgrade to these GFS packages, which are updated for
use with the 2.4.21-37.EL kernel and address the aforementioned issues.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:
rpm -Fvh [filenames]
where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the
Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network. Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:
This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Resilient Storage for x86_64 3 x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Resilient Storage for x86_64 3 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Resilient Storage for x86_64 3 i386
- BZ - 150563 - Fencing agent for Dell 1855 blade chassis DRAC/MC
- BZ - 159313 - unnecessary/ugly output from ccsd init script in syslog
- BZ - 160525 - GFS fsck not handling extended attributes correctly
- BZ - 160835 - fsck erroneously reporting bitmap corruption when converting bits from free_metadata -> free_data
- BZ - 162422 - Recovery problem when the gulm master node is fenced
- BZ - 162709 - gfs_fsck fails to complete, can't mount the device.
- BZ - 163221 - pool comands reports Unable to open device "/dev/lvma":
- BZ - 170153 - Pool and multipathing with HP software.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Resilient Storage for x86_64 3