blob: efd5d68549febd327c96b3f9063e49242fa43e4e [file] [log] [blame]
Util-linux-ng 2.13 Release Notes (28-Aug-2007)
Release highlights:
mount(8) doesn't include NFS client code anymore. Don't forget to
install nfs-utils 1.1.0 or newer with /sbin/[u]mount.{nfs,nfs4}.
mount(8) doesn't include filesystem detection code anymore. You
have to compile --with-fsprobe={blkid,volume_id}, and libblkid
(e2fsprogs) or libvolume_id (udev >= v110) is required.
mount(8) supports new relatime, context, fscontext, and defcontext
mount options.
losetup(8) supports command line option "-a" to list all used loop
devices, '-s' to print a device name if "-f" and a file argument
are present, and "-r" to create a read-only loop device.
fdisk(8) Sun label support has been improved. fdisk(8) is also able
to warn about detected GPT (fdisk doesn't support GPT).
taskset(1) is independent on hardcoded NR_CPUS. chrt(1) supports
SCHED_BATCH scheduling policy.
The package build system is now based on autotools. The build system
supports separate CFLAGS and LDFLAGS for suid programs (SUID_CFLAGS,
SUID_LDFLAGS). For more details see the README file
hwclock(8) supports command line option --rtc=<path> and /dev/rtc0
device. --systohc functionality has been improved, and it doesn't cause
a 500ms inaccuracy each time it is used.
Audit system support (--with-audit) has been added to hwclock(8) and
SELinux support (--with-selinux) has been added to mkswap(8) and
setarch(8) upstream has been merged with util-linux-ng.
rtcwake(8) command has been added to util-linux-ng.
arch(1) is deprecated in favor of "uname -m" or arch(1) from coreutils
(>= 6.9+). The util-linux-ng package doesn't build arch by default,
you have to use the option --enable-arch.
Fixed security issues:
CVE-2007-0822 - mount(8) allows local users to trigger a NULL
dereference and an application crash
CVE-2006-7108 - login(1) omits PAM account validation when auth is
For more details see ChangeLog files at:
- 8 bit characters on the Linux console lead to input corruption [Samuel Thibault]
- add 'O' escape code to display domain name [Karel Zak]
- check gethostname() return value [Karel Zak]
- fix short malloc in initstring handling [LaMont Jones]
- add BLKFRAGET/BLKFRASET ioctls [Karel Zak]
- cleanup usage() and update man page [Karel Zak]
- fix "blockdev --getsz" for large devices [Karel Zak]
- use LU and LLU for BLKGETSIZE and BLKGETSIZE64 [Karel Zak]
- add ${AC,AP,AM,AH}_OPTS to [Karel Zak]
- add AC_GNU_SOURCE [Karel Zak]
- add Automake option dist-bzip2 [Stepan Kasal]
- add --disable-makeinstall-chown [Karel Zak]
- add missing files [Karel Zak]
- add SUID_CFLAGS [Karel Zak]
- add SUID_LDFLAGS [Stepan Kasal]
- add support for audit [Karel Zak]
- add warning when libuuid is not found [Karel Zak]
- amend .gitignore [Stepan Kasal]
- call automake after autoconf [Stepan Kasal]
- cleanup architecture conditionals [Karel Zak]
- cleanup sys-utils/ rdev symlinks [Karel Zak]
- selinux support cleanup [Karel Zak]
- declare SUID_CFLAGS and SUID_LDFLAGS as precious [Stepan Kasal]
- do not build convenience libraries in lib/ [Stepan Kasal]
- do not kick off AM_CFLAGS by SUID_CFLAGS [Stepan Kasal]
- do not play with DEFS, use AM_CPPFLAGS [Stepan Kasal]
- do not set with_foo twice [Stepan Kasal]
- do not use internal Autoconf variables [Stepan Kasal]
- do not use wildcards in EXTRA_DIST [Stepan Kasal]
- factor out common parts from mount/ [Stepan Kasal]
- fix directories in EXTRA_DIST [Karel Zak]
- fix HAVE_NCURSES [Karel Zak]
- fix ifdef ENABLE_WIDECHAR usage [Karel Zak]
- fix linking when ncurses is built with --with-termlib=tinfo [Arkadiusz Miskiewicz]
- fix README filenames and add missing files to EXTRA_DISTs [Karel Zak]
- fix the example configure call in README [Stepan Kasal]
- fix the final message of [Stepan Kasal]
- in, change "po" -> "$srcdir/po" [Stepan Kasal]
- in the clean targets use "find ... | xargs rm -f" [Stepan Kasal]
- let configure instantiate the misc-utils/*.pl scripts [Stepan Kasal]
- make the getopt example directory relative to datadir [Stepan Kasal]
- merge adjacent AC_CONFIG_HEADERS and AC_CONFIG_FUNCS calls [Stepan Kasal]
- minor fixes in [Karel Zak]
- missing header when NLS is disabled [Gabriel Barazer]
- mount/ tiny cleanup II [Stepan Kasal]
- mount/ tiny cleanup [Stepan Kasal]
- move -D flags to *_CPPFLAGS [Stepan Kasal]
- move the optimization flags to AM_CFLAGS [Stepan Kasal]
- --prefix defaults to /usr [Stepan Kasal]
- release++ [Karel Zak]
- remove aclocal.m4 from SCM [Karel Zak]
- remove AC_PROG_RANLIB [Stepan Kasal]
- remove asm/page.h test [Karel Zak]
- remove from VCS [Stepan Kasal]
- remove config/ from EXTRA_DIST [Stepan Kasal]
- remove DEFAULT_INCLUDES workaround [Karel Zak]
- remove -fomit-frame-pointer [Karel Zak]
- remove generated autotools stuff from git [Karel Zak]
- remove libtool [Karel Zak]
- remove "make mrproper", git-clean is good enough [Karel Zak]
- remove po/Makevars.template from EXTRA_DIST [Stepan Kasal]
- remove swapargs.h, move the tests to main [Stepan Kasal]
- rename to -ng, change maintainer name [Karel Zak]
- replace AC_TRY_* by AC_*_IFELSE [Stepan Kasal]
- set DISTCHECK_CONFIGURE_FLAGS in top-level makefile [Stepan Kasal]
- simplify "clean" in tests/ [Stepan Kasal]
- update po/ [Stepan Kasal]
- use dist_example_DATA [Stepan Kasal]
- use dist_noinst_DATA to work around the bug with dist_man_MANS [Stepan Kasal]
- use dist_noinst_HEADERS in include/ [Stepan Kasal]
- use dist_usrbinexec_SCRIPTS in misc-utils/ [Stepan Kasal]
- add test code [Karel Zak]
- fix a segfault and -3m highlighting [Karel Zak]
- ifdef cleanup, non-curses/tempcap code fixes [Karel Zak]
- widechar code cleanup [Karel Zak]
- build-sys defines HAVE_RPMATCH, not HAVE_rpmatch [Karel Zak]
- fix stupid typo in GPT checker call [Karel Zak]
- don't use empty shell field in /etc/passwd [Karel Zak]
- remove tailing wihit-spaces and use PATH_BSHELL [Karel Zak]
- getwchar() errors shouldn't be hidden [Karel Zak]
- make the oneliner more specific the cyclades hw in question [Justin B Rye]
- remove linux/tty.h inclusion [Karel Zak]
- fix compiler warnings [Karel Zak]
- fix libuuid usage in mkswap [Matthias Koenig]
- let mkfs tools open with O_EXCL [Matthias Koenig]
- add DEPRECATED to EXTRA_DIST [Karel Zak]
- add note about http // [Karel Zak]
- add rdev(8) between deprecated utils [Karel Zak]
- add README.licensing [Karel Zak]
- add release notes [Karel Zak]
- add the DEPRECATED file [Karel Zak]
- clean up TODO file and add a new resuest for 2.14 [Karel Zak]
- fix authorship of 8-bit cleanup agetty patch [Karel Zak]
- fix BSD licence name in README.licensing [Karel Zak]
- fix info about devel/master branchs [Karel Zak]
- fix URL and typos in README.devel [Karel Zak]
- remove deprecated section from README [Karel Zak]
- update release notes [Karel Zak]
- refactoring [Karel Zak]
- add GPT detection code [Karel Zak]
- add MAC label detection [Karel Zak]
- add support for udev persistent device names [Matthias Koenig]
- check returns in fdisk from partition changes [Mike Frysinger]
- cleanup full disk detection code [Karel Zak]
- cleanup partname.c [Karel Zak]
- do not complain about regular files [H. Peter Anvin]
- fix "differ in signedness" compiler warnings [Karel Zak]
- fix "type qualifiers ignored on function return type" [Karel Zak]
- many significant improvements and fixes to Sun label handling [David Miller]
- move duplicate stuff from fdisk*label.h to fdisk.h [Karel Zak]
- use unsigned long long instead int for sectors [Karel Zak]
- when generating a DOS disk label, give it an ID [H. Peter Anvin]
- remove old unused files [Karel Zak]
- don't use memset with zero lenght [Karel Zak]
- add --rtc=<path> option and support for /dev/rtc0 [Karel Zak]
- add support for audit system [Karel Zak]
- fix --systohc sets clock 0.5 seconds slow [Karel Zak]
- make ggc happy and check return values from fgets, read and write [Karel Zak]
- remove tailing white-spaces and clean up clock.h [Karel Zak]
- clean up error handling [Matthias Koenig]
- cleanup usage for idle class [Matthias Koenig]
- fix ionice build on sparc [David Miller]
- prefer SYS_ioprio_{set,get} from glibc to hardcoded version [Karel Zak]
- add new tests for ipcs limits [Karel Zak]
- add regression test for output headers [Karel Zak]
- fix typo in Semaphore headers [Karel Zak]
- max total shared memory in kbytes instead pages [Karel Zak]
- use snprintf instead of sprintf in logger.c [LaMont Jones]
- add audit support [Karel Zak]
- add IPv6 support [Karel Zak]
- add regression test for IP address checking code [Karel Zak]
- attempt to run if it has no read/write access to its terminal [Jason Vas Dias]
- close PAM session after failed pam_setcred [Steve Grubb]
- improve work with signals [Karel Zak]
- keep syslog useful for end of PAM session. [Karel Zak]
- login's timeout can fail [Jason Vas Dias]
- omits PAM account validation when auth is skipped (CVE-2006-7108) [Karel Zak]
- remove triiling white-spaces [Karel Zak]
- replace /usr/spool/mail with /var/spool/main in man page [Karel Zak]
- update 32bit utmp correctly on 64bit system [Karel Zak]
- don't use mlockall if CRYPT_NONE [Masatake YAMATO]
- fix problem with !isalnum() words [Karel Zak]
- man page clarification [Pádraig Brady]
- remove tailing white-spaces [Karel Zak]
- add -a option to list all used loop devices [Karel Zak]
- add a new option -s [Karel Zak]
- add long options and fix man page [Karel Zak]
- add support read-only loops [Karel Zak]
- add to man page info about deprecated cryptoloop [Karel Zak]
man pages:
- add "AVAILABILITY" section [Karel Zak]
- cleanup of chrt.1 and taskset.1 [LaMont Jones]
- remove non-linux code [Karel Zak]
- new rtcwake command [Bernhard Walle]
- add scriptreplay manpage [Matthias Koenig]
- remove old cal test [Karel Zak]
- remove nonsense from man page [Karel Zak]
- cleanup HAVE_ macros usage [Karel Zak]
- fix a way how mkfs works with empty files [Karel Zak]
- remove hardcoded limit for directories [Karel Zak]
- add regression test [Karel Zak]
- automatically add selinux label to swapfile [Karel Zak]
- avoid mkswap usage on already mounted device [Karel Zak]
- default to V1 in any case [Matthias Koenig]
- fix signedness problems and remove obsolete code [Karel Zak]
- gcc happy unsigned long usage [Karel Zak]
- fix file descriptor leak [Steve Grubb]
- fix underlining for multibyte chars [Karel Zak]
- add acl option documentation for ext3 and reiserfs [Matthias Koenig]
- add note about /etc/mtab unreliability to mount.8 [Karel Zak]
- add note about fcntl/ioctl unreliability on NFS to mount.8 [Karel Zak]
- add -s and -f and note to man page for external mount helpers [Karel Zak]
- add simple (printf-like) debug routine and --debug option [Karel Zak]
- add support for context, fscontext and defcontext selinux mount options [Karel Zak]
- add support for mixed usage of SPECes [Karel Zak]
- add support for mtab "uhelper" option [Karel Zak]
- avoid duplicate entries in mtab when mount -f [Karel Zak]
- avoid duplicates for root fs in mtab [Matthias Koenig]
- call /sbin/mount.<type> also when mounting without "-t" [Karel Zak]
- clean up getfs* (fstab.c) interface [Karel Zak]
- clean up info about NFS in mount.8 [Karel Zak]
- doesn't rpc_pipefs and nfsd on umount -a [Karel Zak]
- do not treat arm/sparc specially. [Mike Frysinger]
- don't umount sysfs when running umount -a [Mike Frysinger]
- fix -f -o remount [Karel Zak]
- fix -fv so that it doesn't incorrectly spit out an error that nothing was done. [Mike Frysinger]
- fix has_* functions (CVE-2007-0822) [Karel Zak]
- fix incorrect behavior when more than one fs type is specified [Attila Áfra]
- fix list logic in update_mtab [Karel Zak]
- fix memory usage in update_mtab [Mike Frysinger]
- fix mtab_lock [Karel Zak]
- fix typo in error message [Karel Zak]
- free loop device on failure [Sascha Sommer]
- fsprobe add libvolume_id support [Karel Zak]
- fsprobe add libvolume_id support to [Karel Zak]
- fsprobe make fsprobe_get_devname functions more generic [Karel Zak]
- fsprobe remove mount_guess_fstype.{c,h} [Karel Zak]
- fsprobe remove non-blkid code [Karel Zak]
- fsprobe rename files to fsprobe_* [Karel Zak]
- fsprobe rename the rest of API routines to fsprobe_* [Karel Zak]
- fsprobe use blkid cache only when really necessary [Karel Zak]
- getfs_* (fstab) interface has to work with canonicalize() [Karel Zak]
- kill mount_guess_rootdev [Stepan Kasal]
- loop device race condition [Matthias Koenig]
- mention hfsplus in mount manpage [LaMont Jones]
- needs to handle special mountprog even on guessed file systems. [Karel Zak]
- parse SPEC before search in fstab [Karel Zak]
- relative atime support [Valerie Henson]
- remove all NFS code [Karel Zak]
- remove nfsmount() from sundries.h [Karel Zak]
- rewrite getfs_by_specdir() without mem leaks [Karel Zak]
- shared-subtree support [Karel Zak]
- should set proper permissions on locktime [Flávio Leitner]
- update mtab correctly when mount --move [Karel Zak]
- update xfs mount options [Matthias Koenig]
- use encoded labels for volume_id [Kay Sievers]
- use growable string for options [Karel Zak]
- use loop= option when mounting by /sbin/mount.<type> [Karel Zak]
- use realloc for xstrconcat functions [Karel Zak]
- use verbose mode instead debug mode [Karel Zak]
- fix logic and infinite loop of symlinks [Karel Zak]
- new regression test [Karel Zak]
- add support for /etc/gshadow [Karel Zak]
- check result from getgrnam() more carefully [Karel Zak]
- add man pages for addpart, delpart and partx [Karel Zak]
- gettextizing some overlooked messages. [Benno Schulenberg]
- rename mount/mntent.c to mount/mount_mntent.c [Karel Zak]
- typo in french translation of mount error. [Mike Frysinger]
- update cs.po (from [Petr Pisar]
- update de.po (from [Michael Piefel]
- update nl.po (from [Benno Schulenberg]
- update sv.po (from [Daniel Nylander]
- update vi.po (from [Phan Vinh Thinh]
- vipw doesn't use rpmatch, all translations have to use y/n [Karel Zak]
- add file with udev rule example [Karel Zak]
- don't accept raw0 as a target name [Karel Zak]
- move the raw command to /sbin [Karel Zak]
- update man page (about dd and O_DIRECT) [Karel Zak]
- should be delivered on amd64 as well as i386. [LaMont Jones]
- fix on ppc64 [Matthias Koenig]
- add support for SCHED_BATCH [Karel Zak]
- define SCHED_BATCH when compile with old glibc [Karel Zak]
- fix chrt docs and pid=0 usage [Matthias Koenig]
- remove extra hyptens from man pages [Karel Zak]
- fix race conditions [Karel Zak]
- improve quiet mode [Karel Zak]
- add NLS support [Karel Zak]
- add --3gb option fot compatibility with Debian linux{32,64} command [Karel Zak, LaMont Jones]
- add __alpha__ support [Balint Cristian]
- add parisc/parisc64 support [LaMont Jones]
- add sparc32bash alias to keep compatibility with sparc32 [Dennis Gilmore]
- cleanup licensing note [Karel Zak]
- finish adding parisc support [Karel Zak, LaMont Jones]
- fix "differ in signedness" compiler warnings [Karel Zak]
- fix "may be used uninitialized" compiler warnings [Karel Zak]
- setting default geometry values [Luciano Chavez]
- correctly handle UUID= and LABEL= identifiers [LaMont Jones]
- cleanup PATH_ macros and tailing white-spaces [Karel Zak]
- cleanup fsprobe_*() usage [Karel Zak]
- does not correctly deal with symlinks [Marco d'Itri]
- fix swapon headers and syscalls [Mike Frysinger]
- simplify an #if [Stepan Kasal]
- add arch(1) back to the official tree [Karel Zak]
- add note about obsolete ramsize option to rdev.8 [Karel Zak]
- added setarch command [Karel Zak]
- fix man page headers [Karel Zak]
- move some man pages from category 8 to 1 [Karel Zak]
- check for existence of sched_getaffinity [Mike Frysinger]
- independent of hardcoded NR_CPUS max. [Cliff Wickman]
- add basic infrastructure for regression tests [Karel Zak]
- add cal -1 test [Karel Zak]
- add cal -3 test [Karel Zak]
- add cal -y test [Karel Zak]
- add expected outputs for cramfs [Karel Zak]
- add functions for label, uuid and fstype detection [Karel Zak]
- add hwclock systohc test [Karel Zak]
- add library for LD_PRELOAD to manipulate with time() in tests [Karel Zak]
- add license notices, change from gplv2-only to gplv2-or-later [Karel Zak]
- add lock_mtab() performance and reliability test [Karel Zak]
- add look test for words with separator [Karel Zak]
- add missing header [Matthias Koenig]
- add mkfs.cramfs tests [Karel Zak]
- add more variants to {mount,fstab}-by-{label,uuid,devname} [Karel Zak]
- add mount by devname from fstab [Karel Zak]
- add mount by devname test [Karel Zak]
- add mount by devname with label in fstab [Karel Zak]
- add mount by devname with uuid in fstab [Karel Zak]
- add mount by label from fstab test [Karel Zak]
- add mount by LABEL test [Karel Zak]
- add mount by label with devname in fstab [Karel Zak]
- add mount by label with uuid in fstab [Karel Zak]
- add mount by UUID from fstab test [Karel Zak]
- add mount by UUID test [Karel Zak]
- add mount by uuid with devname in fstab [Karel Zak]
- add mount by uuid with label in fstab [Karel Zak]
- add mount /dev/symlink test [Karel Zak]
- add mount --move test [Karel Zak]
- add mount -o remount test [Karel Zak]
- add return code [Karel Zak]
- add script(1) race condition test [Karel Zak]
- add simple helper that returns info about system [Karel Zak]
- add support for fstab modification [Karel Zak]
- add support for suid programs [Karel Zak]
- add swapon by devname test [Karel Zak]
- add swapon by UUID test [Karel Zak]
- add test for /sbin/mount.<type> call [Karel Zak]
- add ts_log and --verbose support [Karel Zak]
- add ts_ok and ts_failed [Karel Zak]
- cleanup blkid cache after test device deinitialization [Karel Zak]
- code refactoring -- new ts_device_init function [Karel Zak]
- code refactoring -- new ts_skip_nonroot function [Karel Zak]
- code refactoring -- new ts_udev_loop_support function [Karel Zak]
- enable mtablock test when uid=0 only [Karel Zak]
- fix argv[] usage in mnt_test_sysinfo.c [Karel Zak]
- fix dependence on blkid [Karel Zak]
- fix (add missing tests) [Karel Zak]
- fix ts_fstab_add function [Karel Zak]
- fix ULONG_MAX usage on 32bit machines [Karel Zak]
- "if [...]" clean up [Karel Zak]
- make clean need to remove diffs and outputs [Karel Zak]
- pass all arguments to ts_init, add ts_has_option function [Karel Zak]
- refresh mtablock output in expected/ directory [Karel Zak]
- remove dependence on helpers/ [Karel Zak]
- simplify devices usage [Karel Zak]
- use $AWK based on configure results [Karel Zak]
- use relative paths when sourcing files [Mike Frysinger]
- fix the more command compilation against termcap [Karel Zak]
- add codecheck-config that checks for {HAVE,ENABLE}_ orphans [Karel Zak]
- fix permissions (600->400) for edited /etc/[g]shodow files [Karel Zak]
- fix O_NONBLOCK usage [Alan Curry]
- remove deprecated sigsetmask() from wall [Karel Zak]
- remove unwanted newlines from wall [Karel Zak]
- add lib64 paths [Karel Zak]
- Clean up pagesize/PAGE_SIZE usage. [Karel Zak]
- also search for __stext in readprofile [Mike Frysinger]
- check exit status of autotools [Mike Frysinger]
- clean up realpath.[ch] includes and macros [Karel Zak]
- execl() should be use NULL not 0 [Karel Zak]
- manpage typos [LaMont Jones]
- remove hardcoded package name from some utils [Karel Zak]