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Recommended update for KERNEL (kernel-iseries64)

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(Last modified: 07MAY2002)


solutions Recommended update for KERNEL (kernel-iseries64) SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (1e510e102da85f9a30fccab880b4c6b7)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for PowerPC

Package: kernel-iseries64
Release: 20020507
Obsoletes: none

Indications

This update should be installed.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

This kernel update improves the stability on iSeries systems.
The following problems/bugs were fixed:
  • kernel stack corruption
  • time drifts when running ntpd
  • enable autofs
  • improve veth
  • support for nvram modification
  • update JFS to 1.0.17

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

The kernel update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using these commands:
rpm -Uvh kernel-ppc64.rpm mk_initrd lilo
(running mk_initrd is necessary to include the new ibmsis driver module in the updated system.) After these commands have completed succesfully, reboot your machine:
shutdown -r now

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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