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Security update for Linux kernel


(Last modified: 26JUN2006)

solutions Security update for Linux kernel SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (c6d4224842ca64fc2474ef41705660ce)

Applies to

Package: kernel-64k-pagesize
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
Patch: patch-11081
Release: 20060626
Obsoletes: 4a44452b6ec2076b441850a41a2711c4


Everyone using the Linux Kernel on IPF architecture should update.



Problem description

This kernel update fixes the following security problems and the following non security bugs:
  • Unexport shrink_dcache_anon (unexported upstream on 19 Oct 2004) [#136310]
  • Don't dirty the inode if it is being freed in xfs_iunpin [#179117]
  • fusion driver might hang during error recovery [#173914]
  • fusion driver: Oops when device is taken offline under I/O [#172910]
  • fusion driver: Restore queue_depth control from before SP3 [#172910]
  • Fix IO restart on BLKPREP_DEFER [#173489]
  • Kill request on invalid sgtable mapping [#173489]
  • Fix blk_recalc_rq_segments[#] (173489)
Fixes for i586:
  • Fix oops in cifs_unlink [#173177]
  • CIFS kernel module deadlock when renaming/moving files [#173178]
Fixes for ia64:
  • kernel panic when rmmod mptspi [#175919]
  • Removed unsatisfiable dependency on "kabi_badness_15()(64bit)" [#178787]


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.
First, find out which kernel package to download and use, for example with
rpm -qf /boot/vmlinuz
Download the kernel image fitting your setup and the kernel symbols (kernel-syms*.rpm) and install it with either:
  • rpm -Fvh kernel-syms*.rpm kernel-default*.rpm for the default kernel image, or
  • rpm -Fhv kernel-syms*.rpm kernel-smp*.rpm for the SMP kernel image with support for up to 64 GB, or
  • rpm -Fhv kernel-syms*.rpm kernel-bigsmp*.rpm for the SMP kernel image with support for up to 64 GB
Please do only install one of these kernels, not all of them.
In case you are using LILO as bootmanager, please make sure that you also execute the command
after installing the update for the system to remain bootable.
Finally, reboot the system with
shutdown -r now
to load the new kernel (replace "now" with the appropriate amount of time to allow local users to cleanly log out, for example "+5" for five minutes.)

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