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 Basic information
Release type: Hot Fix
Release date: 2008-06-25
OS update support: None
Technote: 305342
Documentation: None
Popularity: 478 viewed    12 downloaded
Download size: 7.46 MB
Checksum: 2156647334

 Applies to one or more of the following products:
File System 5.0 MP1 On RHEL4 x86-64
Storage Foundation 5.0 MP1 On RHEL4 x86-64
Storage Foundation Cluster File System 5.0 MP1 On RHEL4 x86-64
Storage Foundation for DB2 5.0 MP1 On RHEL4 x86-64
Storage Foundation for Oracle 5.0 MP1 On RHEL4 x86-64
Storage Foundation for Oracle RAC 5.0 MP1 On RHEL4 x86-64
Storage Foundation HA 5.0 MP1 On RHEL4 x86-64
Volume Manager 5.0 MP1 On RHEL4 x86-64
Volume Replicator 5.0 MP1 On RHEL4 x86-64

 Obsolete patches, incompatibilities, superseded patches, or other requirements:

 Fixes the following incidents:
1221193, 1234406, 1249216, 1256572

 Patch ID:

 Readme file  [Save As...]
VERITAS File System Provider and Client Extension
5.0 Maintenance Pack 1 HF1 for Linux.

This patch can only be installed on top of Veritas File System/
Veritas Storage Foundation/ Veritas Storage Foundation Cluster
File System 5.0 Maintenance Pack 1 .
Etrack Incidents: 1221193, 1234406, 1249216, 1256572

Incident Addressed:
  (1256572) The VEA FSprovider's UUID processing on Linux bypasses DMP and causes a trespass

  Linux supports file systems with UUID or LABEL in /etc/fstab. With such
  a feature it is not necessary to use mount point to identify the file
  systems in /etc/fstab. Linux will translate the UUID or the LABEL in the
  /etc/fstab to determine the correct mount point since UUID and LABEL are
  stored persistently into the device underlying the file system.
  The VEA File system provider, VRTSfspro (before this fix) used to
  support this feature to determine the file systems in the /etc/fstab.
  However for it to be able to do so, it has to access the device directly
  to extract the UUID and LABEL information. Such access being done on the
  device directly will by pass if DMP is in place and is being used.
  However DMP may have active-passive setup and FS provider can not distinguish
  between active-passive paths and may try to open passive paths. In enterprise
  environments such DMP bypassing is considered a trespass and a serious
  security violation.

  With this fix, the UUID/LABEL processing in FS provider is suppressed and
  it will no longer support them.

Packages Included in this Rolling Patch :
(SUSE 9)
(RHEL 4)
Use the following commands to upgrade to 5.0MP1HF1 :
# rpm -U VRTSfspro-
# rpm -U VRTSfsweb-
Specify the appropriate RPMs for your systems.

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