Oracle® Linux 7

Release Notes for Oracle Linux 7 Update 7

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September 2019

Table of Contents

1 System Requirements and Limitations
1.1 File System, Storage, and Address Space Limitations
2 Shipped Kernels
3 New Features and Changes
3.1 Installation
3.1.1 Important Installation Information for Oracle Linux 7 Update 7
3.1.2 Graphical Installation Program Enhancement
3.2 Developer and Complier Tools
3.3 NVMe/FC Driver on QLogic Adapter
3.4 File Systems
3.4.1 BTRFS Deprecated in RHCK
3.5 Red Hat Compatible Kernel
3.6 Networking
3.7 Security
3.8 Infrastructure Services
3.8.1 Tuned Updates
3.8.2 Chrony Updates
3.9 Technology Preview
3.10 Compatibility
4 Fixed Issues
4.1 depmod errors during kmod-oracleasm package upgrade issue fixed
5 Known Issues
5.1 Installation, Upgrade, and Boot Issues
5.1.1 Graphical installer allows users to edit kickstart settings
5.1.2 FCoE boot fails on HPE servers with HPE FlexFabric adapters
5.1.3 Installation on an iSCSI disk
5.1.4 Information about installation on an HPE 3PAR TPVV
5.1.5 Installation fails on Aura7 NVMe device
5.1.6 Upgrade fails if open files limit is too low and rpm-plugin-systemd-inhibit is installed
5.1.7 Incompatible libpmemobj++-devel package version in ol7_optional_latest repository causes dependency issue during an upgrade
5.1.8 32-bit RDMA packages are installed when upgrading a system that has rdma-core installed
5.1.9 microcode_ctl failed early load check for "intel-06-4f-01"
5.2 Package Conflicts
5.2.1 PackageKit.i686 and PackageKit.x86_64
5.3 Automatic Bug Reporting Tool
5.4 File Systems Issues
5.4.1 BTRFS: Version of btrfs-progs utility on Oracle Linux 7 Update 7 ISO does not support zstd file compression property
5.4.2 XFS: No support for reflink feature in RHCK
5.4.3 XFS: No support for real-time devices in RHCK
5.5 Snapshots of KVM guests using UEFI fail and are unsupported
5.6 KVM guests with LSI MegaRAID SAS ISCSI controller limited to 7 virtual disks
5.7 grubby fatal error during kernel upgrade when /boot is on a BTRFS subvolume
5.8 Hebrew LaTeX fonts
5.9 InfiniBand Issues
5.9.1 Kdump might fail due to an incorrect InfiniBand Adapter M3 Firmware version
5.9.2 Disabling an InfiniBand CA port generates warnings
5.10 Database installation and operation fails if RemoveIPC=yes is configured for systemd
5.11 Uninstalling libpcap can result in the removal of a large number of libvirt packages
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 Network Issues
5.15.1 Geneve network driver support not available in UEK releases prior to UEK R5
5.15.2 NetworkManager fails to respond to IPv6 addresses on low priority networks with DHCP on UEK R4
5.15.3 Network connection icon reports incorrect state for interfaces
5.16 Power button defaults to ACPI Suspend
5.17 Unable to customize guest name during installation with Virtual Machine Manager
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