SUSE-RU-2020:3923-1: moderate: Recommended update for kexec-tools

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Tue Dec 22 10:31:06 MST 2020

   SUSE Recommended Update: Recommended update for kexec-tools

Announcement ID:    SUSE-RU-2020:3923-1
Rating:             moderate
References:         #1174508 #1176606 
Affected Products:
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15-SP2

   An update that has two recommended fixes can now be


   This update for kexec-tools fixes the following issues:

   - Xen 4.7 introduced _soft-reset_ for HVM domUs. (bsc#1176606, bsc#1174508)

     This host feature removes the requirement to _un-ballon_ the `domU`
   prior `kexec`. With Xen 4.13 _cpuid faulting_ became the default, which
   affects the approach used before to detect the _domU_ type. As a result,
   invoking kexec in _dom0_ failed.

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 Module for Basesystem 15-SP2:

      zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Basesystem-15-SP2-2020-3923=1

Package List:

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15-SP2 (aarch64 ppc64le s390x x86_64):



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