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Release Notes for Oracle Linux 7 Update 6

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November 2018

Table of Contents

1 System Requirements and Limits
1.1 File System, Storage, and Address Space Limitations
2 Shipped Kernels
3 New Features and Changes
3.1 Clustering
3.2 File Systems
3.3 Installation and Upgrade
3.4 Kernel
3.5 MySQL Community Packages
3.6 Networking
3.7 Security
3.8 Virtualization
3.9 Technology Preview
3.10 Compatibility
4 Fixed Issues
4.1 OpenSSL packages updated to fix CVE-2018-0739 and other security issues
4.2 sosreport fixed to run on UEFI systems
4.3 grub2 fix to resolve a SCAP policy failure on /boot/efi permissions
5 Known Issues
5.1 Installation and Upgrade Issues
5.1.1 Graphical installer allows users to edit kickstart settings
5.1.2 Installation on an iSCSI disk
5.1.3 Installation on an HPE 3PAR TPVV
5.1.4 Installation fails on Aura7 NVMe device
5.1.5 Upgrade failure if open files limit is too low and rpm-plugin-systemd-inhibit is installed
5.2 Package Conflicts
5.2.1 dovecot-devel.i686 and dovecot-devel.x86_64
5.2.2 PackageKit.i686 and PackageKit.x86_64
5.3 Upgrading kmod-oracleasm produces depmod errors indicating missing file or directory
5.4 Automatic Bug Reporting Tool
5.5 libvirtd process displays a warning on start-up after an upgrade
5.6 Snapshots of KVM guests using UEFI fail and are unsupported
5.7 KVM guests with LSI MegaRAID SAS ISCSI controller limited to 7 virtual disks
5.8 grubby fatal error during kernel upgrade when /boot is on a btrfs subvolume
5.9 Hebrew LaTeX fonts
5.10 InfiniBand Issues
5.10.1 Kdump might fail due to an incorrect InfiniBand Adapter M3 Firmware version
5.10.2 Disabling an InfiniBand CA port generates warnings
5.11 Database installation and operation fails if RemoveIPC=yes is configured for systemd
5.12 Unable to create Oracle Linux 7 LXC containers on NFS
5.13 Support for Oracle Linux 7 guests on Oracle VM and Xen
5.14 Hyper-V related services fail to start on Oracle Linux 7 guest with UEK R4 kernel under Windows Hyper-V Server
5.15 Geneve network driver support not available in UEK releases prior to UEK R5
5.16 NetworkManager fails to respond to IPv6 addresses on low priority networks with DHCP on UEK R4
5.17 Network connection icon reports incorrect state for interfaces
5.18 Power button defaults to ACPI Suspend
5.19 Uninstalling libpcap can result in the removal of a large number of libvirt packages
5.20 32-bit RDMA packages are installed when upgrading a system that has rdma-core installed
5.21 dmstats report output does not return any data
5.22 microcode_ctl failed early load check for "intel-06-4f-01"
6 Installation and Availability
6.1 Upgrading from Oracle Linux 6
6.2 Oracle-Supported RDMA Packages
A Package Changes from the Upstream Release
A.1 Changes to Binary Packages
A.1.1 Added Binary Packages by Oracle
A.1.2 Modified Binary Packages
A.1.3 Modified Optional Binary Packages
A.1.4 New Binary Packages
A.1.5 Removed Binary Packages
A.2 Changes to Source Packages
A.2.1 Added Source Packages by Oracle
A.2.2 Modified Source Packages
A.2.3 Modified Optional Source Packages
A.2.4 New Source Packages
A.2.5 Removed Source Packages
B Removed Modules