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  • Page 1: Release Notes

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 Release Notes Release Notes Copyright © 2010 Red Hat. The text of and illustrations in this document are licensed by Red Hat under a Creative Commons Attribution–Share Alike 3.0 Unported license ("CC-BY-SA"). An explanation of CC-BY-SA is available at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/. In accordance with CC-BY-SA, if you distribute this document or an adaptation of it, you must provide the URL for the original version.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Kickstart debugging and error reporting has been improved. The installer now retains kickstart scriptlets during debugging, logs standard output (stdout) and standard error (stderr) streams, and logs error messages to anaconda.log (BZ#510636 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=493052 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=505424 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=510636...
  • Page 3: Virtualization

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 delivers many updates to virtualization. Detailed notes on all the Technical Notes changes to virtualization components are available in the Note Management of KVM based virtual guests using Cluster Suite is now fully supported. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=558516 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=501438 http://redhat.com/docs...
  • Page 4: Kernel

    (BZ#518099 3. Kernel 3.1. Kernel Platform Enablement This release introduces support for Intel's new platforms, code-named Boxboro-EX and Boxboro- MC, AMD's new processor family, code-named Magny-Cours and IBM's Power7 processor. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=531469 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=516811 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=518103 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=518099...
  • Page 5: Kernel Generic Features

    SB900 SMBus controller. (BZ#516623 the mlx4 driver for Mellanox ConnectX HCA InfiniBand devices has been updated to version 1.4.1 BZ#500346 (BZ#514147 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=506059 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=483665 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=456181 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=448130 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=427709 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=525390 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=516623...
  • Page 6: Network Device Drivers

    Broadcom Tigon3 ethernet devices the tg3 driver for Broadcom Tigon3 ethernet devices has been updated. (BZ#515312 Intel Gigabit Ethernet Network Devices (BZ#513710) the igb driver for Intel Gigabit Ethernet Network devices has been updated. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=500346 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=448856 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=453683 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=549460 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=519086 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=550148 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=519453...
  • Page 7: Storage Device Drivers

    QLogic Fibre Channel HBAs has been updated to version 8.03.01.04.05.05-k BZ#542834 BZ#543057 (BZ#519447 HighPoint RocketRAID 3xxx/4xxx The hptiop driver for HighPoint RocketRAID 3xxx/4xxx controllers has been updated, adding support (BZ#519076) for RR44xx adapters. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=513707 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=514306 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=516699 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=515524 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=542746 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=515716 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=522600 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=517377 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=516233...
  • Page 8 • An issue that resulted in devices hanging during hibernation has been fixed. • The driver now auto updates the device when added or deleted. • MegaRAID SAS driver is now legacy I/O port free BZ#518243 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=515272 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=549763 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=516702 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=516710...
  • Page 9: Filesystem/Storage Management

    • GDB has a new "catch syscall" command. This can be used to stop the inferior whenever it makes a system call. Wide and multi-byte character support GDB now has support for wide and multi-byte characters on the target. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=518106 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=500838...
  • Page 10: Systemtap

    The C++ program probing improvements also allows better probing of user-space programs. 6.3. Valgrind Valgrind is used to monitor memory read, write, and allocation operations. The valgrind tool is frequently used by developers to diagnose and debug memory management problems. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=475710 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=475457 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=517115 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=517121...
  • Page 11: Desktop Updates

    Desktop Updates Valgrind has been updated to version 3.5.0, providing enhanced support for a wide range of system architectures. This update introduces many improvements to performance, scalability and usability of the Valgrind. Notably, the usability and scalability of the Helgrind tool — which is used to detect race contiditions —...
  • Page 12: Revision History

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 introduces the new gPXE package, an open source Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE) implementation. gPXE provides the ability to boot installation images via a network connection. A. Revision History Revision 0 Tue Nov 24 2009 Ryan Lerch rlerch@redhat.com...
  • Page 13 Revision History Initial creation of book by publican...