Recommended update for Linux kernel (k_timer)
(Last modified: 17JUL2003)
solutions Recommended update for Linux kernel (k_timer) SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (14fb0fc8c8559e60ec36d775ad27d186)
This article applies to systems with the
k_timerkernel package installed, please use the appropriate kernel package if you are using a different kernel:
- "Recommended update for Linux kernel (k_deflt)" (http://sdb.suse.de/en/psdb/html/6eb50d0ab2684fe065103debf4648be0.html)
rpm -qf /boot/kernel/image
This update fixes varies problems and has the following enhancements:
- DASD driver statistics backport from 2.4.17.
- DASD devices will not be set 'online' on slow/fast systems.
- DASD driver: IFCC handling fixed.
- DASD driver: discipline load order problem (with DIAG.)
- CIO: Handling of not operational paths.
- CIO: oopses from debug feature.
- Kernel: s390dbf - invalid call of
- Address space switching instruction in user space does not fault.
- DASD: Problems when echoing invalid DEVNO to
- CTC: System hang on shutdown of remote OS/390.
- Clearing of .bss section.
- Fixed-point divide exception in boot process.
- Chandev configuration.
- Many IUCV devices.
- Module loader.
vmalloc()with user specified length.
- Memory management: dirty bit clearing.
- Starting a LCS network device with specific module parameters causes an address exception.
- XPRAM parameter parsing.
- OCO modules: high percentage of dropped packets using UDP.
- OCO modules:
qethsent wrong command when doing
- OCO modules: Improper multicast IP housekeeping.
- Elevator Algorithm was deactivated for DASD. Depending on the load profile this can improve I/O-performance up to 10%.
- Addtional debug info for DASD and QDIO. This affects only the analysis of a dump and does not impact performance.
- Fixed RAID 1 problem which could lead to oopses.
- Fix kernel panic with deleting rpc timers on heavy SMP
- adapted nethash-fix from 2.4.19
This update includes the following IBM code drops:
- 2003-03-17 kernel 2.4.7 for the "August 2001 stream"
- 2003-04-16 kernel 2.4.7 for the "August 2001 stream"
- 2003-07-07 kernel 2.4.7 for the "August 2001 stream"
This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system either by YaST Online Update (YOU) or by following these directions:
rpm -Fvh k_timer.rpm zipl
Please do not forget to run
ziplafter installing the kernel RPM for
the system to remain bootable.
Finally, reboot the system with
shutdown -r now
to load the new kernel (replace "
now" with the appropriate amount of time to allow local users to cleanly log out, for example "
+5" for five minutes.)
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