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Recommended update for Linux kernel


(Last modified: 27MAY2004)

solutions Recommended update for Linux kernel SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (fe4a1d47420e092cf96615db74a29c73)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries

Package: k_deflt
Release: 20040527
Obsoletes: none


Everyone should install this update.



Problem description

This update addresses the following issues:
  • Fix uid32 problem in smbfs.
  • Added more includes to init/kerntypes.c.
  • Fix rash retries on zfcp.


Please install the update 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 k_deflt.rpm zipl
Please make sure to run "zipl" to write the updated IPL code to the DASD or MDISK as the system won't boot at next IPL otherwise.
Now 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.)
If you need the kernel sources you can install them by using the 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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