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Recommended Update of Linux Kernel (kernel-source)


(Last modified: 17JUN2002)

solutions Recommended Update of Linux Kernel (kernel-source) SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (256bf261fff373eba96d6c5b39af2036)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IBM zSeries

Package: kernel-source
Release: 20020617
Obsoletes: none


This update should be installed if compiling of third-party kernel modules is required.



Problem description

Some problems have been found in Linux kernel 2.4.17 for zSeries.
This update includes IBM code drop 2002-06-12 (linux-2.4.17-s390-3):
  • Fixed dirty bit handling in memory management.
  • Fixed kernel crash on ptrace().
  • Kernel hangs while concurrently using pfault and DASD diag have been fixed.
  • Removed occurences of floating point arithmetic from kernel space.
  • Fixed kernel panic on dasdfmt abort.
  • Inaccessible ECKD devices problems with large device ranges solved.
  • Bring devices that "became 'not operational'" back up.
  • Fixed hangs afer a device is gone or a link failure.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Uvh kernel-source.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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