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Recommended update for kernel-iseries64


(Last modified: 14FEB2003)

solutions Recommended update for kernel-iseries64 SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (4ec29c65dc89e3a2a5feb88fbceaa2cb)

Applies to

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

Package: kernel-iseries64
Release: 20030214
Obsoletes: none


This patch provides the updated kernel binaries for the 2.4.13
iseries64 kernel.

Problem description

This kernel update improves the stability on iSeries systems.
The following problems have been fixed / features have been added:
  • network interfaces cannot be brought down and brought up on regatta systems. Problem is seen in GA3 firmware (R3R020930_d41e04) and newer
  • smp race in nfsd replay cache
  • smp race in rpc-xprt-xid-spinlock
  • add patch-036-big-module
  • rtas display (pSeries only) is now programmable through /proc/rtas interface. See package rtasdispd for information about how to use it.
  • boot problem on dual processor p610 with newer firmware


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-iseries64.rpm mk_initrd lilo
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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