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Recommended update for systemtap


(Last modified: 15MAR2007)

solutions Recommended update for systemtap SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (bd1b0466e5c2da9c0269466dd8852c4b)

Applies to

Package: systemtap
Product(s): SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 Upgrade for x86
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 Upgrade for IPF
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 Upgrade for IBM POWER
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 Upgrade for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 Upgrade for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Zypp-Patch-Number: 2808
Release: 20070315
Obsoletes: none


This package is the update for Service Pack 1 of SUSE Linux Enterprise 10.
Install it to have your system at SP1 level.



Problem description

  • fix the handling of function arguments in more generic way (#245310, #252311) added a new option -P to switch the prologue-search behavior
  • fix misalignment of exception table entry on s390x (#249576)
  • fix crash with large H value in hist_linear() (#248430)
  • fix mmap syscall on s390x (#248110)
  • fix a wrong name of store_deref definition (#245544)
  • fix the handling of function arguments on s390x (#245310)
  • fix file permissions of testsuite files (#238710)
  • add missing sockets tapset support (#239346)
  • fix the array membership (#242481)
  • turn on Autoprov again to fix broken dependency.
  • update to snapshot 20070120 and elfutils-0.125 to fix major bugs (#238710):
    • fixed libdw known bugs in elfutils 0.124
    • add the missing support of tapsetr/errno.stp for s390x
    • fix conditionals in syscall tapset for s390x
    • new macros to safely read/write values from kernel pointers
    • fix the non-standard C behavior to handle NULL in an array
    • fixed support for benchmarking mode with off-line code
    • added support to allow user to use array size declarations
    • reduce number of calls to stp_module_relocate within $tvar functions
  • remove codes with problematic license in elfutils update patch (#232894)
  • updated to the recent snapshot version (FATE 301670).
    • fix cache bugs
    • auto-tools fixes
    • probe registartion rework
    • allow negative numeric literals
    • bugfixes/optmizations
  • elfutls 1.2.4


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 systemtap.rpm

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