Recommended update for dracut

SUSE Recommended Update: Recommended update for dracut
Announcement ID: SUSE-RU-2017:2445-1
Rating: moderate
References: #1021846 #1037344 #1048606 #1048698 #1048748 #1049113 #1054538 #1054809 #1055492
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3

  • An update that has 9 recommended fixes can now be installed.


    This update for dracut provides the following fixes:

    - Ensure responds properly to hostonly_cmdline option.
    - Fix system shutdown when in initrd rescue mode. (bsc#1048698)
    - Do not scan drivers for their reverse dependency as this causes too many
    extra modules to be included into the initrd. (bsc#1037344)
    - Make sure dracut looks for modules.builtin in the correct path when used
    with the --kmoddir
    option. (bsc#1048606)
    - Ensure the ssh-client is usable by including the NSS plugin libraries
    configured in nsswitch.conf. (bsc#1021846)
    - Sync initramfs after creation to ensure it is properly written to disk
    when using fadump and invoking crash right after service start.
    - Don't detect crc32.ko as built-in, as in some kernel configurations it
    may also appear as a module. (bsc#1054538)
    - Enable systemd-based core dumps for initrd. (bsc#1054809)
    - Add missing coreutils dependency for initrd macros. (bsc#1055492)

    Patch Instructions:

    To install this SUSE Recommended Update use YaST online_update.
    Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3:
      zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP3-2017-1517=1
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3:
      zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP3-2017-1517=1

    To bring your system up-to-date, use "zypper patch".

    Package List:

    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3 (aarch64 ppc64le s390x x86_64):
      • dracut-044.1-114.10.1
      • dracut-debuginfo-044.1-114.10.1
      • dracut-debugsource-044.1-114.10.1
      • dracut-fips-044.1-114.10.1
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3 (x86_64):
      • dracut-044.1-114.10.1
      • dracut-debuginfo-044.1-114.10.1
      • dracut-debugsource-044.1-114.10.1