RHBA-2006:0234 - Bug Fix Advisory
GFS-kernel bug fix update
Bug Fix Advisory
Updated GFS-kernel packages that fix various bugs are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Update 3, kernel release
The GFS-kernel package contains modules that provide the ability to mount
and use GFS file systems.
These updated GFS-kernel packages are in sync with the latest kernel
(2.6.9-34.EL). The modules in earlier GFS-kernel packages fail to load
because they do not match the running kernel. It is possible to force load
the modules; however, this update alleviates users from having to do so.
GFS-kernel now supports asynchronous IO.
A bug in GFS-kernel was fixed to prevent a deadlock of the GFS filesystem.
A bug in GFS-kernel was fixed to prevent stale file handles under heavy IO.
A bug in GFS-kernel was fixed which caused the sendfile system call to fail
on GFS filesystems.
An occasional hang on a GFS withdraw was fixed.
A bug was fixed which caused the quota_enforce setting to be ignored.
Users are advised to upgrade to these latest GFS-kernel packages, which
are updated for use with the 2.6.9-34.EL kernel.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
This update is available via Red Hat Network. 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 4 x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Resilient Storage for x86_64 4 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Resilient Storage for x86_64 4 i386
- BZ - 142849 - fcntl appends over NFS/GFS: data corruption
- BZ - 160568 - aio to gfs filesystem fails with aio-stress and oracle10g tpcc
- BZ - 164331 - fatal: filesystem consistency error during umount of GFS
- BZ - 173913 - GFS deadlock - gfs_write (do_write_direct) and gfs_setattr (do_truncate)
- BZ - 178469 - SPECsfs NFS work load receives RPC errors from single node GFS; works fine with EXT3
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Resilient Storage for x86_64 4