Oracle® Linux 8

Release Notes for Oracle Linux 8 Update 1

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November 2019

Table of Contents

1 Shipped Kernel
2 Supported Architectures
3 New Features and Changes
3.1 Installation and Image Creation
3.2 Red Hat Compatible Kernel
3.3 Corosync and Pacemaker Included in Oracle Linux 8 Update 1.
3.4 Cockpit Web Console
3.5 Compilers and Developer Tools
3.5.1 GCC Toolset 9
3.5.2 Compiler Toolsets Updated
3.5.3 SystemTap Updated to Version 4.1
3.5.4 elfutils Updated to Version 0.176
3.5.5 Date Formatting for Japanese Reiwa Era Updated
3.6 Database
3.7 File Systems and Storage
3.8 Infrastructure Services
3.9 Memory Mode Technology for Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory Feature Added
3.10 Networking
3.10.1 PMTU Discovery and Route Redirection for VXLANs and GENEVE Tunnels Added
3.10.2 XDP and Networking eBPF Features Updated to Version 5.0
3.11 Security
3.11.1 SELinux Features
3.11.2 OpenScap Features
3.11.3 SSH Features
3.11.4 New udica Package
3.12 virt-manager Application Deprecated
3.13 Compatibility
4 Known Issues
4.1 Installation and Upgrade Issues
4.1.1 Text-based installation wizard unable to complete when an alternate language is selected
4.1.2 Changing installation source if alternate installation repository is set at boot results in errors
4.1.3 rhnreg_ks register command may fail if python3-rhn-virtualization-host package is installed
4.1.4 ULN registration wizard not displayed on first boot after an Oracle Linux 8 installation
4.1.5 Syslog Error: Failed to insert module 'ip_tables': Operation not permitted
4.1.6 Graphics controller requirements for an installation on an Oracle VM VirtualBox guest
4.1.7 Installation on a KVM guest by using iPXE and iSCSI boot results in incorrect IQN name
4.2 Running yum update glusterfs-* fails to upgrade Oracle Linux 8 packages to Oracle Linux 8 Update 1
4.3 Cockpit web console Services page unable to search services by state
4.4 Oracle Linux 8 does not recognize SAS controllers on older Oracle Sun hardware
4.5 Cannot create a ULN Mirror on local yum server in Oracle Linux 8 Update 1
4.6 File System Issues
4.6.1 ext4: Frequent or repeated system shutdowns can cause file system corruption
4.7 Kernel Issues
4.7.1 KVM guests boot with "amd64_edac_mod: Unknown symbol" errors on AMD 64-bit platforms
4.7.2 Output of modinfo does not show Retpoline support
4.7.3 Kdump runs out of memory when attempting to mount /sysroot on FC disks that use the Logical Volume Manager
4.8 Networking Issues
4.8.1 tracepath6 does not parse destination IPv6 address correctly
4.8.2 Failure to insert ip_tables module
4.9 Running nohup prevents ssh command from executing
4.10 Restarting firewalld service results in SSH connection timeout
4.11 Error: "mcelog service does not support this processor"
4.12 Podman Issues
4.12.1 Executing podman attach --latest causes panic if no containers are available
4.12.2 Requirements for using the default podman detach key sequence
4.12.3 Authentication error displayed when attempting to pull an image and not specifying its correct name
4.12.4 Oracle Container Registry unable to service requests to search catalog
5 Installation and Availability
6 Release-Specific Information for Oracle Linux 8 Update 1 (aarch64)
6.1 System Requirements and Limitations (aarch64)
6.2 VNC remote console available as Technology Preview on 64-bit ARM platform
6.3 Known Issues (aarch64)
6.3.1 Kdump sometimes fails on ThunderX2 and X-Gene 3 platforms
6.3.2 Excessive write activity inside a guest can crash the guest kernel
6.4 Installation and Availability (aarch64)
A Package Changes from the Upstream Release
A.1 Changes to Binary Packages
A.1.1 Added Binary Packages for BaseOS by Oracle
A.1.2 Modified BaseOS Binary Packages
A.1.3 Modified Binary Packages for CodeReady Linux Builder by Oracle
A.1.4 Modified AppStream Binary Packages
A.1.5 Removed BaseOS Binary Packages
A.1.6 Removed AppStream Binary Packages
A.2 Changes to Source Packages
A.2.1 Added Source Packages for BaseOS by Oracle
A.2.2 Modified BaseOS Source Packages
A.2.3 Modified AppStream Source Packages
A.2.4 Removed BaseOS Source Packages
A.2.5 Removed AppStream Source Packages