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Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 Quarterly Update 5 Now Available

We are pleased to announce
the availability of Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 Quarterly
Update 5 (UEKR3U5) for Oracle Linux 6 and Oracle Linux 7. This is the fifth quarterly
update release for UEK Release 3 (Version 3.8.13-68) and includes driver
updates and a consolidation of fixes for bugs and security
issues.

Some notable highlights include:

  • The turbostat tool is now included with the kernel and can be used to provide information on processor topology and statistics, such as temperature and frequency.
  • Updates to the bonding driver to enable the ethtool command, which shows useful data like link aggregate speed and duplex mode.
  • The SHA-512 hash algorithm is now available for signing kernel modules during installation.
  • The ability to use swap files that reside on NFS shares is available as a technology preview.
  • Xen EFI support has been added.
  • Device driver updates (e.g. storage devices, network cards) from key partners, such as:
    • Broadcom
    • Cisco
    • Emulex
    • HP
    • Intel
    • Mellanox
    • Microsoft

For more details, please review the release notes.

The source code is available on our public git repository

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