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Optional update for kernel-source (sles7-s390x)


(Last modified: 23DEC2003)

solutions Optional update for kernel-source (sles7-s390x) SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (ad77e66cb27677a627f48224ea9d22dd)

Applies to

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

Package: kernel-source
Release: 20031223
Obsoletes: none


This patch updates your kernel-source package and is only necessary if you
compile your own kernel.

Problem description

This update fixes various problems and has the following enhancements:
  • IBM code drop from 5.12.2003
  • Crashes, triggered by iucv and ctc when calling dst_link_failure() (IBM ID-5098)
  • Fixed S390 Debug Feature usage. (IBM ID-4822)
  • Unable to reconnect when using z/VM 3.1 at remote peer. (IBM ID-3061)
  • crashes triggered by s390 network drivers calling dst_link_failure. (IBM ID-5108)
  • ctc: loglevel parameter could not be set to maximum. (IBM ID-4342)
  • reduce stack usage (for qeth: export show_trace symbol). (IBM ID-3344)
The "IBM Problem-ID" numbers refer to IBM Developer Works documentation.
Security fixes:
  • Fixing a possible security hole in brk (#33444) addr + len may be bigger than TASKSIZE
  • fix mlock in get_user_pages with pte_dirty==false (#32352)


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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