SUSE-RU-2018:0897-1: Recommended update for kdump

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Fri Apr 6 16:12:08 MDT 2018

   SUSE Recommended Update: Recommended update for kdump

Announcement ID:    SUSE-RU-2018:0897-1
Rating:             low
References:         #1002617 #1021484 #1036223 #1047606 #1047781 
                    #1048178 #1056497 #1068234 #951144 
Affected Products:
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3
                    SUSE CaaS Platform ALL

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


   This update for kdump provides the following fixes:

   - Fix a ssh login issue. Only field hosts in /etc/nsswitch is needed for
     /etc/hosts. (bsc#1048178, bsc#1002617)
   - Don't exit even if the initrd is not built. (bsc#1047781)
   - Limit kdump CPUs to the number provided in the configuration.
     (bsc#1036223, bsc#1068234)
   - Don't split vmcore by default. (bsc#1036223, bsc#1068234)
   - Ensure added kdump-early.service is enabled properly after update.
     (bsc#1021484, bsc#1047606)
   - Change the logic in to use kexec_load first. If it fails or if
     it is blocked by the kernel, then try kexec_load_file on x86_64.
     (bsc#951144, bsc#1056497)

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-SP3-2018-600=1

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3:

      zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP3-2018-600=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.

Package List:

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3 (aarch64 ppc64le s390x x86_64):


   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3 (x86_64):


   - SUSE CaaS Platform ALL (x86_64):



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