Recommended update for kdump

SUSE Recommended Update: Recommended update for kdump
Announcement ID: SUSE-RU-2020:0259-1
Rating: important
References: #1021484 #1021846 #1036223 #1047609 #1047634 #1068234 #1080953 #1094444 #1101149 #1102252 #1108919 #1116463 #1117652 #1125011 #1133407 #1141064
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP5
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP4

An update that has 16 recommended fixes can now be installed.

Description:

This update for kdump fixes the following issues:

  • Fixes an issue where the OS might be hanging when triggering kdump over a USB disk (bsc#1101149)
  • Fixes an issue where kdump failed when a crash is triggered after CPU hot removal (bsc#1133407)
  • Fixes an issue where kdump could not be used on mounted nfs paths (bsc#1094444, bsc#1116463, bsc#1141064)
  • Fixes an issue where kdump crashed after booting the OS (bsc#1021484, bsc#1080953)
  • Added ':force' as an option to KDUMP_NETCONFIG to force network setup in kdump. This is needed to configure fence_kdump (bsc#1108919)
  • Improved the handling of NSS (bsc#1021846)
  • Fixes an issue where the kdump mount points were not unmounted before switching to system root. This could lead to devices being busy during system shutdown (bsc#1102252, bsc#1125011)

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-SP5:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP5-2020-259=1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP4:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP4-2020-259=1

Package List:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP5 (aarch64 ppc64le s390x x86_64):
    • kdump-0.8.16-11.5.1
    • kdump-debuginfo-0.8.16-11.5.1
    • kdump-debugsource-0.8.16-11.5.1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP4 (aarch64 ppc64le s390x x86_64):
    • kdump-0.8.16-11.5.1
    • kdump-debuginfo-0.8.16-11.5.1
    • kdump-debugsource-0.8.16-11.5.1

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