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Recommended update for Linux kernel


(Last modified: 30JUN2005)

solutions Recommended update for Linux kernel SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (f4566f53d19b4b4dbb97b0247614b91a)

Applies to

Package: kernel-iseries64
Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
Patch: patch-10269
Release: 20050630
Obsoletes: 679c9816ba170a623707b09e28fd0fd7


Everyone using the Linux Kernel on PPC architecture should update.



Problem description

This kernel update fixes the following bugs:
  • Several JFS stability fixes.
  • Fixed a small MD autostart bug.
  • Fixed memfrac and lower_zone_reserve kernel parameters.
  • Fixed a harmless bug in rwsem just in case some driver uses it.


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.
First, find out which kernel package to use, for example with
rpm -qf /boot/vmlinuz
Download the kernel image fitting your setup and install it with either:
  • rpm -Fvh kernel-iseries64*.rpm for the 64 bit iSeries kernel image, or
  • rpm -Fvh kernel-ppc64*.rpm for the 64 bit PPC kernel image
Please do only install one of these kernels, not all of them.
After performing the RPM package update of your kernel package, you must execute the following commands as root to make sure that your system will start up again:
mk_initrd lilo
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.)

links to download packages

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Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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