1.1 Notable Changes

  • bcache-tools package added.  The block layer cache feature, bcache, which was introduced with the release of UEK R4, requires the bcache-tools package to configure this facility. The package is built and included for both Oracle Linux 6 and Oracle Linux 7.

  • crash updated to 7.1.4.  The crash utility that is used to analyze crash dump data or live systems has been updated to version 7.1.4. The package is built and included for both Oracle Linux 6 and Oracle Linux 7.

  • libfuse updated to 2.9.4.  New features in libfuse have been backported from the mainline fuselib (3.0). UEK4 does not use fuse 3.0 because it breaks backward compatibility on the binary level as well as the source level. New features include security context options, new caching logic for network-based fuse file systems, support for asynchronous direct I/O and writeback cache, readdirplus, and more. The update applies to both Oracle Linux 6 and Oracle Linux 7.

  • xfsprogs updated to 3.2.3.  New features in XFS for CRC require version 3.2.3 of the xfsprogs package. The package is updated for both Oracle Linux 6 and Oracle Linux 7.