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Recommended update for ia32el


(Last modified: 05DEC2005)

solutions Recommended update for ia32el SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (b5d9738597d73c365a6bdd3f408607d0)

Applies to

Package: ia32el
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
Patch: patch-10573
Release: 20051205
Obsoletes: none


Everyone should update.



Problem description

Main Changes in IA-32 EL 5.3.5352/
  • A thread-suspension can return as successful although the thread is running
  • Lock XADD executed as non-atomic during IA-32 Execution Layer interpreter phase (only at the beginning of the execution)
  • Possible wrongs exception / suspension state in SSE code after behavior change
  • An extended double-precision FMUL followed by double precision FST may result in a slight precision deviation
  • Wrong CMPXCHG EAX/AL/AH, REG result during IA-32 Execution Layer interpreter phase
  • Some combinations of NEG instruction, flag consumer, and register values can cause an incorrect flag to be emulated
  • Posiible incorrect XMM register content when exiting from an early exit of a loop
  • Wrong value of EAX can be reconstructed after exception/suspension occurs inside and FNSTSW-SAHF-JCC sequence
  • Wrong content loaded from memory in case it is misaligned and placed between two identical loads overlapping with the other access
  • Wrong IA-32 state can be restored when a thread that inspected modified code is resumed from suspension
  • 32 bit core file name may not be accorfing to the specifications
  • Applications using system calls sendmsg and recvmsg may not work correctly


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh ia32el.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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