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HistoryOct 22, 2009 - 12:00 a.m.

kernel security and bug fix update


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  • fix skb alignment that was causing sendto() to fail with EFAULT
    (Olaf Kirch) [orabug 6845794]
  • fix enomem due to larger mtu size page alloc (Zach Brown) [orabug 5486128]
  • backout patch sysrq-b that queues upto keventd thread (Guru Anbalagane)
    [orabug 6125546]
  • netrx/netpoll race avoidance (Tina Yang) [orabug 6143381]
  • [XEN] Fix elf_core_dump (Tina Yang) [orabug 6995928]
  • use lfence instead of cpuid instruction to implement memory barriers
    (Herbert van den Bergh) [orabug 7452412]
  • add netpoll support to xen netfront (Tina Yang) [orabz 7261]
  • [xen] execshield: fix endless GPF fault loop (Stephen Tweedie)
    [orabug 7175395]
  • [xen]: port el5u2 patch that allows 64-bit PVHVM guest to boot with 32-bit
    dom0 [orabug 7452107] xenstore
  • [mm] update shrink_zone patch to allow 100% swap utilization (John Sobecki,
    Chris Mason, Chuck Anderson, Dave McCracken) [orabug 7566319,6086839]
  • [kernel] backport report_lost_ticks patch from EL5.2 (John Sobecki) [orabug 6110605]
  • [xen] fix for hung JVM thread after #GPF [orabug 7916406] (Chuck Anderson)
  • port EL5U3 patch to adjust totalhigh_pages in the balloon driver [orabug 8300888]
  • check to see if hypervisor supports memory reservation change (Chuck Anderson)
  • [XEN] use hypercall to fixmap pte updates (Mukesh Rathor) [orabug 8433329]
  • [XEN] Extend physical mask to 40bit for machine above 64G [orabug 8312526]
  • fix oops in nlmclnt_mark_reclaim ( Trond Myklebust) [orabug 8568878]
  • [x86_64] Allowed machine_reboot running on boot_cpu (Joe Jin) [orabug 8425237]
    -fix typo in ‘-net: netlink: fix numerous padding memleaks’ (Jiri Pirko) [521602 521603] {CVE-2005-4881}
    -ibmveth: fix rollover error in ibmveth_replenish_buffer_pool (Kevin Monroe) [527225 515258]
    -net: netlink: fix numerous padding memleaks (Jiri Pirko) [521602 521603] {CVE-2005-4881}
    -net: tc: fix unitialized kernel memory leak (Jiri Pirko) [520993 520865] {CVE-2009-3228}
    -igb: allocate correct buffer for ethtool_get_strings and remove false tx stats (Stefan Assmann) [522738 517329]
    -prevent an O_NODELAY writer from blocking when a tty write is blocked (Mauro Carvalho Chehab) [523930 504019]
    -cciss: fix NMI watchdog lockup due to re-acquiring spinlock (Tomas Henzl) [525725 509816]
    -fs: nlm_lookup_host should not return invalidated nlm_host (Sachin S. Prabhu) [519656 505591]
    -add -rh1 to ata_piix’s driver version (Prarit Bhargava) [519389 495930]
    -memory barrier: adding smp_mb__after_lock (Jiri Olsa) [519386 494404]
    -net: adding memory barrier to the poll and receive callbacks (Jiri Olsa) [519386 494404]
    -net: bonding: fix arp_validate 3 slaves behaviour (Flavio Leitner) [519384 480237]