RHEL6: kernel security update causes failures in VxFS

Solution Unverified - Updated -


  • Security update RHSA-2013:1173-1 introduces a change to dentry flag causing failures in Veritas VxFS
  • After kernel update Veritas VxFS Snapshot feature which needs to check the dentry status does not perform as desired.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • kernel-2.6.32-358.18.1
  • Veritas VxFS (possibly other 3rd party filesystems affected)

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