[CentOS] [Fwd: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Update 3 Availability Announcement]

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Wed Mar 8 00:40:16 UTC 2006


Just in case there is one person on this list that isn't aware...

and so it begins...

Craig

-------- Forwarded Message --------
> From: nahant-list at redhat.com
> Reply-To: nahant-list at redhat.com
> To: nahant-list at redhat.com
> Subject: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Update 3 Availability Announcement
> Date: Tue, 07 Mar 2006 19:32:51 -0500
> 
> Red Hat is pleased to announce the availability of Update 3
> for the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 family of products
> including:
> 
>   - Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4 for x86, AMD64/EM64T,
>      Itanium, POWER, S/390 and zSeries
>   - Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 4 for x86, AMD64/EM64T, Itanium
>   - Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 4 for x86, AMD64/EM64T, Itanium
>   - Red Hat Desktop 4 for x86 and AMD64/EM64T
> 
> This update includes the following enhancements:
> 
>   - Availability of a full set of updated installable CD ISO
>      with OS package updates and install-time support for
>      new hardware.
> 
>   - Availability of updated Extras ISO images with third
>      party package updates.
> 
>   - Hardware support enhancements:
>       * Improved support for larger system configurations with
>         - up to 64 logical CPUs on AMD64 and EM64T 64 bit platforms
>           through a new "largesmp" kernel variant depending on
>           hardware certification.
>         - up to 64 logical CPUs on PPC (and IA64 carried forward
>           from Update 2) with the existing "smp" kernel variant
>           depending on hardware certification.
>       * Technology preview for support of very large system
>         configurations on IA64 (up to 256 logical CPUs) and PPC (up
>         to 128 logical CPUs).
>         **  NOTE: These are the certification limits Red Hat is
>             currently aiming at depending on partner and customer
>             testing feedback. Theoretical limits referenced in the
>             Kernel notes might be higher.
>             Independent of any technology preview or theoretical
>             limit, the actual supported system configuration limits
>             that depend on real partner hardware to be certified
>             are documented on the Red Hat website at
>             http://www.redhat.com/en_us/USA/rhel/details/limits/
>       * IA64 multi-core support
>       * Driver updates including
>         cciss, hangcheck-timer, ipmi_devintf, ipmi_msghandler,
>         ipmi_poweroff, ipmi_si, ipmi_watchdog, mptbase, e1000,  ixgb,
>         tg3, aacraid, ahci, ata_piix, iscsi_sfnet, libata, qla2100,
>         qla2200, qla2300, qla2322, qla2xxx, qla6312, sata_nv,
>         sata_promise, sata_svw, sata_sx4, sata_vsc, cifs
>       * Driver additions including
>         bnx2, dell_rbu, ib_mthca, megaraid_sas, qla2400, typhoon
> 
> - Security enhancements:
>       * Execshield updates
>       * Begin use of gcc FORTIFY_SOURCE build option in some
>         package updates
>       * SELinux policy updates
>       * Updated kernel key management support
> 
> - System tools enhancements:
>       * SystemTap dynamic system instrumentation tool enhancements
>         including technology preview for broader hardware architecture
>         support
>       * Kernel crash dump analysis tool enhancements
>       * Technology preview of the Frysk execution analysis framework,
>         for more information visit http://sourceware.org/frysk/
>       * Updated OpenIPMI support
> 
> - Storage enhancements:
>       * Improvements to autofs / automount
>       * Device-mapper snapshot and multipath I/O improvements
>       * Support for 4GB-versions of Fibre Channel HBAs
>       * NFS access control lists, asynchronous I/O
> 
> - Networking enhancements:
>       * Technology preview of Infiniband support via the OpenIB stack
> 
> - Updated third-party Java packages on the Extras CD
> 
> - Security updates, bug fixes, and feature enhancements to
>      numerous system packages
> 
> Errata Advisories describing specific changes in Update 3 are
> available online at:
>    https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/rhel4as-errata.html (AS)
>    https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/rhel4es-errata.html (ES)
>    https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/rhel4ws-errata.html (WS)
>    https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/rh-desktop-4-errata.html (Desktop)
> 
> Release notes for this update will be available on the Red Hat
> documentation site at:
>    http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/
> 
> This update is available immediately to all current
> Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscribers via Red Hat Network.
> Simply run 'up2date' to retrieve the latest packages
> or visit the following URL to download ISO images for
> new installations:
>    https://rhn.redhat.com/network/software/download_isos.pxt
> 
> Regards,
> 
> The Red Hat Enterprise Linux Team
> 
> 
> 
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