Recommended update for Linux kernel (k_deflt)
(Last modified: 11JUL2003)
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This update should be installed on all systems.
This article applies to systems with the
k_defltkernel package installed, please use the appropriate kernel package if you are using a different kernel:
- "Recommended update for Linux kernel (k_timer)" (http://sdb.suse.de/en/psdb/html/a4381c7edc3848e59a1b84b3f1cb0b72.html)
rpm -qf /boot/kernel/image
This update fixes varies problems and has the following enhancements:
- Fixes for low memory emergency IDAL handling.
- DASD devices will not be set 'online' on slow/fast systems.
- DIAG250-disk on 64Bit system causes endless loop.
- DASD driver: IFCC handling fixed.
- CIO: Handling of not operational paths.
- CIO: oopses from debug feature.
- Kernel: s390dbf - invalid call of
- Address space switching instruction in user space does not fault.
- DASD driver: problems when echoing invalid DEVNO to
- CTC: System hang on shutdown of remote OS/390.
- Clearing of .bss section.
- Fixed-point divide exception in boot process.
- Chandev configuration.
- Many IUCV devices.
- Module loader.
vmalloc()with user specified length.
- Memory management: dirty bit clearing.
- Starting a LCS network device with specific module parameters causes an address exception.
- Deadlock in memory management code.
- xpram parameter parsing.
- Elevator Algorithm was deactivated for DASD. Depending on the loadprofile this can improve I/O-performance up to 10%.
- Addtional debug info for DASD and QDIO. This affects only the analysis of a dump and does not impact performance.
- Fixed RAID 1 problem which could lead to oopses.
CONFIG_WATCHDOG_NOWAYOUTin default config.
- Corrected sysinfo call in s390 31-Bit emulation.
- Inserted length check to avoid possible exploit in s390 31-Bit emulation.
- Remove SMP-unsafe BUG in
- Add fix to handle BSG intruction correctly (set control reg5.)
- Added fix for
- Add patches.common/nethashfix.
- Fix the following calls in the 32-Bit emulation Layer:
readv, writev, msgget, msgrcv, msgsnd, semget, fcntl.
This update includes the following IBM code drops:
- 2003-03-17 kernel 2.4.17 for the "August 2001 stream"
- 2003-04-16 kernel 2.4.17 for the "August 2001 stream"
- 2003-07-07 kernel 2.4.17 for the "August 2001 stream"
rpm -Fvh k_deflt.rpm zipl
Please do not forget to run
ziplafter installing the kernel RPM for the system to remain bootable.
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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