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Recommended update for Linux kernel


(Last modified: 10NOV2005)

solutions Recommended update for Linux kernel SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (3ad4043641c2d586fd08cba44cbd955a)

Applies to

Package: kernel-s390
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
Patch: patch-10568
Release: 20051110
Obsoletes: a55e12480ef483ba42fdb13c8885422b


Everyone using the Linux Kernel should update.



Problem description

This update fixes the following problems:
  • avoid potential fs corruption in smp (129011)
  • patches.suse/ocfs2-configfs-20051012: LVB fixes in the DLM.
  • OCFS2 Fix bio leak and mtime bug when using LVBs to communicate.
  • Fix crash while reading /proc/net/route caused by stale pointers (100210).
  • add missing sockfd_put() in routing_ioctl() (117169).
  • fix 64 bit issue in ipt_recent (116094).
  • fix memory leak in sg driver (113224).
  • fix kernel sendmsg() overflow (114364).
  • OCFS2 and configfs update to 1.0.5.
  • Fix crbce race on task ce_data (104567).
  • Provide access to tgid through ckrm crbce module (114840).
  • fix nfs xfs_iget shutdown (102531, SGI:PV941429).
  • Avoid deadlock in get_user_pages. (102625)
  • direct IO write memory leak fix (113301).
  • reiserfs endianness: fix endianness bugs (112857)
  • Solaris VxFS compatibility fix (102323).
  • fix racey pbflags accesses (65392, SGI:PV923981).
  • OCFS2 Fixes an important heartbeat timeout condition.
  • XFS transbrelse quota fix (104097, SGI:PV940366).
  • XFS fix missed quotachecks (104921, SGI:PV940491).
  • NFS: fix string decoding in lockd (105064).
  • IP: Fix IP dst cache overruns (56830).
This Update contains the following Codedrops from Developerworks:
Patchcluster 27
  • QETH new function: packet sequence numbers in layer2 mode.
Patchcluster 28
  • Problem-ID: 18161 - ctcmpc: Missing skb reference.
  • Problem-ID: 17661 - kernel: pfault interrupt race.
  • Problem-ID: 17469 - kernel: spin lock re-try.
  • Problem-ID: 15666 - SCSI device offlined although multipath is used.
  • Problem-ID: 17782 - zfcp: Kernel Oops during cable pull.
Patchcluster 29
  • qeth new function: Linux NCP CDLC support via OSA.
Patchcluster 31
  • Problem-ID: 18894 - kernel: Function 'test_bit' returns non-boolean values.
  • Problem-ID: 18809 - kernel: Incorrect PSW check can lead to kernel stack corruption.
  • Problem-ID: 18679 - kernel: Remove PAGEX pseudo page fault code.
  • Problem-ID: 18603 - qeth: OSA for NCP recovery failure
  • Problem-ID: 19357 - qeth: Traffic hang due to missing outstanding PCI on output queue.
  • Problem-ID: 19349 - vmcp: Kernel crash after long vmcp command.
  • Problem-ID: 19040 - z90crypt: CEX2A cards are offlined with certain messages.
  • Problem-ID: 19172 - zfcp: FCP adapter is re-opened during adapter firmware update.
For further description of the named Problem IDs, have a look at


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 -Fvh kernel-s390x.rpm kernel-source.rpm kernel-syms.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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