This issue did not affect the Linux kernels as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5 as they did not have support for Performance event. It did not affect Red Hat Enterprise MRG as it did not provide support for PowerPC. This has been addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0350.html.
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Red Hat Security Errata
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (kernel)||RHSA-2012:0350||2012-03-06|
Affected Packages State
|Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2||realtime-kernel||Not affected|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5||kernel||Not affected|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4||kernel||Not affected|
AcknowledgementsRed Hat would like to thank Maynard Johnson for reporting this issue.
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