Fedora 17 Update: kernel-3.3.1-5.fc17

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Fedora Update Notification
2012-04-12 01:01:45

Name        : kernel
Product     : Fedora 17
Version     : 3.3.1
Release     : 5.fc17
URL         : http://www.kernel.org/
Summary     : The Linux kernel
Description :
The kernel package contains the Linux kernel (vmlinuz), the core of any
Linux operating system.  The kernel handles the basic functions
of the operating system: memory allocation, process allocation, device
input and output, etc.

Update Information:

There was a regression at the DVB core, affecting applications that require the DVB status before having a lock. In order to allow a broader test (including my environment).

All new patches from the upstream media tree up to Apr, 10 got backported plus the fix patches, in order to have, among other things, the az6007 and af9035 drivers backported.

Various bugfixes.  This also enables RC6 on SandyBridge i915 GPUs by default.
Rebase to latest upstream stable 3.3.1 release.

  [ 1 ] Bug #808871 - DVB-S is broken since kernel 3.3
  [ 2 ] Bug #807656 - V4L-utils should be upgraded to add dvb-fe-tool
  [ 3 ] Bug #806676 - Regression: SATA hot swap broken - one CPU goes 100% - unable to synchronize and stop disk
  [ 4 ] Bug #806433 - [abrt] kernel: BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 0000000000000180
  [ 5 ] Bug #808603 - i2400m null pointer dereference
  [ 6 ] Bug #783561 - pti_exit()  BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at   (null)
  [ 7 ] Bug #807632 - Hot-swapping e-sata disks fails in kernel 3.3
  [ 8 ] Bug #807396 - kernel- prevents various system types from booting

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update kernel' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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