RHBA-2012:0026 - Bug Fix Advisory
busybox bug fix update
Bug Fix Advisory
Updated busybox packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 5.
BusyBox is a binary that combines a large number of common system utilities into
a single executable. BusyBox provides replacements for most GNU fileutils,
shellutils, and so on.
This update fixes the following bug:
- Previously, the findfs command did not release used file descriptors.
Therefore, the system could run out of free file descriptors on the systems with
a large amount (thousands) of block devices. As a consequence, findfs failed to
check all existing block devices on the system which could cause other problems,
such as a kdump service failure. This update modifies BusyBox so that findfs now
releases file descriptors properly and checks all block devices as expected.
All users of BusyBox are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix
Before applying this update, make sure all previously-released errata relevant
to your system have been applied.
This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to use the Red
Hat Network to apply this update are available at
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 5 x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 5 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 5 i386
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 5 x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 5 i386
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 5 x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 5 i386
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems 5 s390x
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, big endian 5 ppc
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server from RHUI 5 x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server from RHUI 5 i386
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems 5