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Optional update for Novell Storage Services


(Last modified: 11JAN2005)

solutions Optional update for Novell Storage Services SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (6f5e5c299ef5532d2ba0ca48553825d5)

Applies to

Package: km_nss
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
Patch: patch-9711
Release: 20050111
Obsoletes: none


SLES9 SP1 new package km_nss - a set of open source software kernel modules
for Novell® Storage Services(tm) on Linux.




km_nss is the set of open source software kernel modules for Novell® Storage Services(tm) on Linux.
Novell Storage Services is a secure and manageable file system that provides an efficient way to use and protect your data. NSS allows you to store data securely in the long-honored Novell trustee access control model. The Novell trustee model is heralded as the most secure, flexible and easily managed access-control model for large shared file systems.
Novell Storage Services is a fully journaled file system, which allows it to mount fast. Quick mounting is essential for high-availability clustering solutions in which storage migration or failover must occur within seconds to keep services continuously available.
Because Novell Storage Services uses Novell eDirectory(tm) GUIDs for trustees, manageability is easier than ever before. Novell eDirectory is particularly suited for the demands of large-scale, high-end directory deployments, so enterprise-wide management is not only possible but is also secure, reliable and scalable.
Novell Storage Services supports
  • Extended attributes (also called data streams or subfiles)
  • Fle sizes of up to eight terabytes and up to 8 trillion files per volume.
  • Enterprise Volume Management Services (EVMS) to allow storage to be built on multiple disks or systems. It also recognizes space on various devices for storage pools so free space is not wasted.
  • Directory space and user space restrictions
  • Salvaging
  • Auditing
  • Opportunistic locking (also called delegations)
  • Compression (up to 50 percent)
Novell Storage Services gives you the most secure and easily manageable file system in the industry.


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 km_nss.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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