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Oracle® Linux 6

Release Notes for Oracle Linux 6.10

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March 2021

Table of Contents

1 New Features and Changes
1.1 ARPUPDATE option for ifcfg-* files
1.2 iptables-services Package Includes Support for /etc/sysctl.d
1.3 Red Hat Compatible Kernel Driver Updates
1.4 Retpoline Support Added to GCC
1.5 Shipped Kernels
1.6 Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 2
1.7 Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 4
1.8 Information About Feature Changes Introduced in Previous Oracle Linux 6 Updates
1.8.1 Ceph Support
1.8.2 OpenSCAP Support
1.8.3 Load Balancing and High Availability
1.8.4 Enhanced SSSD Support for Active Directory
1.8.5 Oracle Automatic Storage Management Enhancements
1.9 Removing RHCK From a System
1.10 Technology Preview Features
2 Fixed and Known Issues
2.1 Fixed Issues
2.1.1 Unable to boot after installation on systems that use Broadcom MegaRAID 9460 controller issue fixed
2.2 Known Issues
2.2.1 Kdump fails on Oracle Server X7-2L SAN boot installation
2.2.2 Installation on an Aura7 NVMe device fails
2.2.3 Requirement for installing Oracle Linux 6.10 with UEFI support
2.2.4 Installer does not display Network Devices screen when installing with iSCSI enabled
2.2.5 Kickstart installation fails on multipath device when the ignoredisk --only-use option is used
2.2.6 Btrfs file system issues on UEK
2.2.7 Btrfs: Unable to replay log after snapshot is deleted and parent directory fsynced
2.2.8 Btrfs: Empty symbolic link after fsync of parent directory
2.2.9 Btrfs: Incorrect directory entries after fsync log replay
2.2.10 Btrfs: File loss on log replay after renaming file and running fsync
2.2.11 Btrfs: Kernel oops when unmounting during a quota rescan or disable
2.2.12 Btrfs, ext4, and XFS: kernel panic when freeze and unfreeze operations are performed on multiple threads
2.2.13 mkfs.ext4 does not support the documented -f option
2.2.14 XFS: Kernel panic in the multi-block buffer logging code
2.2.15 OFED iSER target login fails from an initiator on Oracle Linux 6
2.2.16 Kernel panic when booting into RHCK on a Btrfs root partition
2.2.17 DTrace Issues
2.2.18 Linux Containers Changes
2.2.19 avahi-daemon fails to start with UEK R2
2.2.20 Console appears to hang when booting
2.2.21 Default reverse path filtering mode affects certain Oracle products
2.2.22 Error message following first reboot on an HP ProLiant server
2.2.23 ext4: Inline data feature not available for UEK
2.2.24 xfsprogs 3.2.0 user space tool not supported on RHCK
2.2.25 gcc-libraries package replaced
2.2.26 Intel TCO watchdog timer messages
2.2.27 Mellanox ConnectX driver support
2.2.28 Oracle VM 3.0 guests crash during Oracle Database installation
2.2.29 Oracle VM 3.3.1 32-bit guests panic on UEK R2
2.2.30 Support for PV drivers in an HVM guest
2.2.31 RHCK panics when ext4 file system defragmented
2.2.32 Default sched_yield() settings for the Completely Fair Scheduler
2.2.33 Setting the serial console in an HV guest
2.2.34 Support for large memory 32-bit systems
2.2.35 Unable to register an Oracle Linux guest with ULN
2.2.36 Unable to register with ULN on first reboot after installing Oracle Linux 6
2.2.37 Booting from SAN installation fails using multipath on Pure Storage FlashArray
3 Upgrading to Oracle Linux 6.10
3.1 Supported Upgrade Paths
3.2 Obtaining Oracle Linux 6.10 Packages
3.2.1 About the Unbreakable Linux Network
3.2.2 About the Oracle Linux Yum Server
3.2.3 About Oracle Linux Installation Media
3.3 Upgrading the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel
3.4 Applying the Update
4 Oracle-Supported OFED Packages
4.1 Installing or Upgrading Oracle-Supported OFED Packages for UEK R4
4.2 Upgrading to Oracle Linux 6.10 with the Oracle-Supported OFED Packages for UEK R4 installed
A Package Changes from the Upstream Release
A.1 Changes to Binary Packages
A.1.1 Added Binary Packages by Oracle (i386)
A.1.2 Added Binary Packages by Oracle (x86_64)
A.1.3 Modified Binary Packages (i386)
A.1.4 Modified Binary Packages (x86_64)
A.1.5 Modified Optional Binary Packages (i386)
A.1.6 Modified Optional Binary Packages (x86_64)
A.1.7 Removed Binary Packages (i386)
A.1.8 Removed Binary Packages (x86_64)
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 Removed Source Packages