Fedora 17 Update: biosdevname-0.4.1-1.fc17

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Fedora Update Notification
2012-07-19 08:28:26

Name        : biosdevname
Product     : Fedora 17
Version     : 0.4.1
Release     : 1.fc17
URL         : http://linux.dell.com/files/biosdevname
Summary     : Udev helper for naming devices per BIOS names
Description :
biosdevname in its simplest form takes a kernel device name as an
argument, and returns the BIOS-given name it "should" be.  This is necessary
on systems where the BIOS name for a given device (e.g. the label on
the chassis is "Gb1") doesn't map directly and obviously to the kernel
name (e.g. eth0).

Update Information:

Updated the sources to 0.4.1. This version fixes quite a few BZs.


* Tue Jul 17 2012 Praveen K Paladugu <praveen_paladugu at dell.com> - 0.4.1-1
- Fix autoconfig for Fedora systems
- Make sure that vpd scan only runs on Dell systems, also blacklist Atheros
  wireless cards which hang when vpd is read.
- Add fixes to biosdevname to support cards that export multiple network
  ports per PCI device (chelsio/mellanox).
* Wed May  2 2012 Praveen K Paladugu <praveen_paladugu at dell.com> - 0.4.0-1
- Create detached signature
- Fix man page to use new naming convention
- Remove unused variables from Stephen Hemminger [shemminger at vyatta.com]
- Use Physical device for slot numbering for embedded SR-IOV cards
- Add tracking of ifindex to eths structure
- Fix naming for add-in network adapters when SMBIOS version is invalid
- Read VPD-R on Dell systems only

  [ 1 ] Bug #712291 - Very long udev initialization on ASUS EeePC 901
  [ 2 ] Bug #770805 - [abrt] kernel: BUG: soft lockup - CPU#1 stuck for 22s! [biosdevname:867]
  [ 3 ] Bug #781572 - [abrt] kernel: BUG: soft lockup - CPU#0 stuck for 22s! [biosdevname:833]
  [ 4 ] Bug #786739 - [abrt] kernel: BUG: soft lockup - CPU#1 stuck for 23s! [biosdevname:3027]
  [ 5 ] Bug #789635 - [abrt] kernel: BUG: soft lockup - CPU#1 stuck for 22s! [biosdevname:874]
  [ 6 ] Bug #825738 - new biosdevname renamed em1 to em13
  [ 7 ] Bug #819182 - RFE: Add persistent names udev support back into biosdevname
  [ 8 ] Bug #816536 - biosdevname enabled still shows eth* naming on second port of Mellanox 10GbE cards
  [ 9 ] Bug #757743 - mlx4 card not being named by biosdevname
  [ 10 ] Bug #756164 - second port of cxgb3 card not being named by biosdevname

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

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