Recommended update for Linux kernel
(Last modified: 27OCT2005)
solutions Recommended update for Linux kernel SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (18a14a10cce82ff399afb8091ed66cbb)
Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
- [PATCH] fs/dcache.c: avoid race when updating nr_unused count of unused dentries. (83501)
- Fix ACLs to compatible with Solaris VxFS
- Problem-ID: 17067 ctc: A race condition and a busy wait performance problem caused by behavior of the transmit function.
- Problem-ID: 17420 ctcmpc: Missing storage free in exception case.
- Problem-ID: 18161 ctcmpc: Missing skb reference.
- Problem-ID: 17661 kernel: pfault interrupt race.
- Problem-ID: 17438 qeth: Disable IPV6 for HiperSockets.
- Problem-ID: 17415 zfcp: Unnecessarily alarming message about data underruns.
- Problem-ID: 16690 zfcp: Switch Reset leads to host crash
This patch contains the following linux kernel feature:
Summary: Dasd new function: fixed I/O buffers Description: This feature limits the number of pages referred by channel programs. It can be enabled by using a new keyword 'fixedbuffers' on the
When the new feature is enabled it applies to
PAGE_SIZE-formattedECKD disks, but not to disks that are accessed using the DIAG or FBA discipline.
To check whether the parameter was recognized correctly you can check the boot messages.
When the fixed I/O buffers were enabled successfully you will find the following line in the log:
dasd: turning on fixed buffer mode
- Problem-ID: 12612 cio: /proc/chpids shows wrong CHPID status.
- Problem-ID: 14397 kernel: SIGP external call order code performance.
- Problem-ID: 16260 lcs: Failing 'ifconfig up' because of race in lcs_probe().
rpm -Fvh k_deflt.rpm zipl
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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