Recommended update for dracut

SUSE Recommended Update: Recommended update for dracut
Announcement ID: SUSE-RU-2019:0546-1
Rating: moderate
References: #1008352 #1013573 #1053248 #1055834 #1090884 #1098448 #1110519 #1112327 #1113712 #1119499 #1121251 #1124088 #1125327 #937555
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3
  • SUSE CaaS Platform ALL
  • SUSE CaaS Platform 3.0

An update that has 14 recommended fixes can now be installed.

Description:

This update for dracut provides the following fixes:

  • 95iscsi: Handle qedi like bnx2i. (bsc#1113712)
  • 91zipl: Don't use contents of commented lines (bsc#1119499)
  • dracut-installkernel: Stop keeping old kernel files as .old. The .old kernel files are confusing grub2 which can't find a matching directory under /lib/modules. Furthermore, there is no guarantee that the new modules are fully compatible with the old kernel. If anything goes wrong with a new self-compiled kernel, the user can always boot back to the distribution kernel, so the .old backup files are not needed in the first place. (bsc#1112327)
  • 98dracut-systemd: Start systemd-vconsole-setup before dracut-cmdline-ask. (bsc#1055834)
  • Bring shell and all vital information to all ttys specified as console devices in emergency mode. (fate#325386, bsc#1053248, bsc#937555)
  • Fix displaying text on emergency consoles. (bsc#1124088)
  • Remove invalid "FONT_MAP=none" from vconsole.conf. (bsc#1013573)
  • Fix a missing space in example configs. (bsc#1121251)
  • Fix saving dumps to zFCP attached SCSI disks. (bsc#1008352)
  • Mark the DASD udev rules host-only and handle backslashes in paths for hostonly files. (bsc#1090884)
  • Add nfit module. (bsc#1110519)
  • Add a fix to override ACPI tables via initrd, a kernel config variable changed name. (bsc#1098448)
  • purge-kernels: Avoid endless loop when uninstalling kernels that depend on KMPs which in themselves depend on other packages (bsc#1125327)

Patch Instructions:

To install this SUSE Recommended Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or "zypper patch".
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP3-2019-546=1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP3-2019-546=1
  • SUSE CaaS Platform ALL:
    To install this update, use the SUSE CaaS Platform Velum dashboard. It will inform you if it detects new updates and let you then trigger updating of the complete cluster in a controlled way.
  • SUSE CaaS Platform 3.0:
    To install this update, use the SUSE CaaS Platform Velum dashboard. It will inform you if it detects new updates and let you then trigger updating of the complete cluster in a controlled way.

Package List:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3 (aarch64 ppc64le s390x x86_64):
    • dracut-044.1-114.25.1
    • dracut-debuginfo-044.1-114.25.1
    • dracut-debugsource-044.1-114.25.1
    • dracut-fips-044.1-114.25.1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3 (x86_64):
    • dracut-044.1-114.25.1
    • dracut-debuginfo-044.1-114.25.1
    • dracut-debugsource-044.1-114.25.1
  • SUSE CaaS Platform ALL (x86_64):
    • dracut-044.1-114.25.1
    • dracut-debuginfo-044.1-114.25.1
    • dracut-debugsource-044.1-114.25.1
  • SUSE CaaS Platform 3.0 (x86_64):
    • dracut-044.1-114.25.1
    • dracut-debuginfo-044.1-114.25.1
    • dracut-debugsource-044.1-114.25.1

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