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This page contains history of changes for older entries.

2013-12-07 (07 Dec 2013)


2013-10-31 (31 Oct 2013)

This developerWorks update documents upstream contributions to kernel 3.11 and other contributions to Open Source from the Linux on System z team:


2013-09-30 (30 Sep 2013)

developerWorks now introduced a new version of the snIPL package.
The major updates are:

  • new application sncap was added to the snIPL 2.3.0 package.
  • default password feature in the snipl command's '-p' option is deprecated and will be removed in a subsequent release.

2013-07-31 (31 Jul 2013)

This developerWorks update documents upstream contributions to kernel 3.10 and other contributions to Open Source from the Linux on System z team:


2013-07-23 (23 Jul 2013)

This developerWorks update is triggered by the 2013-07-23 Announcements:

The Technical details page of the Development stream has been updated to reflect the zBC12.

Please refer to IBM tested Linux environments to see the IBM support for your distribution.


2013-06-28 (28 Jun 2013)

  • New documentation for SLES11 SP3 - refer to the SLES11 SP3 documentation page for new/updated documentation tailored for SLES11 SP3: as well as links to closest matching 'Development Stream' documentation.
  • The Distribution hints SUSE Linux Enterprise Server have been updated for SLES11 SP3.

2013-06-12 (12 Jun 2013)

This developerWorks update documents upstream contributions to kernel 3.9 and other contributions to Open Source from the Linux on System z team:


2013-02-28 (28 Feb 2013)

This developerWorks update documents upstream contributions to kernel 3.8 and other contributions to Open Source from the Linux on System z team:


2013-02-21 (21 Feb 2013)

  • New documentation for RHEL6.4 - refer to the RHEL6.4 documentation page for new documentation tailored for RHEL6.4: as well as links to closest matching 'Development Stream' documentation.
  • The Distribution hints Red Hat Enterprise Linux have been updated for RHEL6.4.

2012-12-19 (19 Dec 2012)

This developerWorks update documents upstream contributions to kernel 3.7 and other contributions to Open Source from the Linux on System z team:


2012-12-13 (13 Dec 2012)

  • Updated Documentation for the Development stream:

2012-12-06 (06 Dec 2012)

  • Updated Documentation for the Development stream:

2012-11-28 (28 Nov 2012)

For kernel 3.6, there are no new features or updated packages for Linux on System z and therefore no message catalog is provided. The Development stream documentation for kernel 3.6 is the same as for kernel 3.5


2012-11-05 (05 Nov 2012)

This developerWorks update documents upstream contributions to kernel 3.5 and other contributions to Open Source from the Linux on System z team:


2012-10-10 (10 Oct 2012)


2012-08-28 (28 Aug 2012)

This developerWorks update is triggered by the 2012-08-28 Announcements:

The Technical details page of the Development stream has been updated to reflect the zEC12.

Please refer to IBM tested Linux environments to see the IBM support for your distribution.


2012-07-27 (27 Jul 2012)

  • Documentation update for the following Linux on System z manual:
  • Note that libica 2.2.0 provides new functionality for Linux on System z.

2012-06-20 (20 Jun 2012)

  • New documentation for RHEL6.3 - refer to the RHEL6.3 documentation page for new documentation tailored for RHEL6.3: as well as links to closest matching 'Development Stream' documentation.
  • The Distribution hints Red Hat Enterprise Linux have been updated for RHEL6.3.

2012-06-13 (13 Jun 2012)

This developerWorks update documents upstream contributions to kernel 3.4 and other contributions to Open Source from the Linux on System z team:


2012-03-31 (31 Mar 2012)

This developerWorks update documents upstream contributions to kernel 3.3 and other contributions to Open Source from the Linux on System z team:


2012-03-30 (30 Mar 2012)


2012-03-15 (15 Mar 2012)

  • New documentation for the Development stream:

2012-02-29 (29 Feb 2012)

This developerWorks update documents upstream contributions to kernel 3.2 and other contributions to Open Source from the Linux on System z team:


2012-02-28 (28 Feb 2012)

  • New documentation for SLES11 SP2 - refer to the SLES11 SP2 documentation page for new/updated documentation tailored for SLES11 SP2: as well as links to closest matching 'Development Stream' documentation.
  • The Distribution hints SUSE Linux Enterprise Server have been updated for SLES11 SP2.

2012-01-18 (18 Jan 2012)

Updated experimental download for "Integrating applications with Linux on zEnterprise" available:

  • applint 0.3-34.1 replaces the initial version and provides enhancements and bugfixes, including generation of meta-rpms of x86 rpms with unconventional naming.

2011-12-16 (16 Dec 2011)

Updated snIPL 2.2.1 with bugfixes.


2011-12-09 (09 Dec 2011)

This developerWorks update provides the experimental applint package (0.2-33) as a technology study for use on zEnterprise (z196, z114), integrating x86 environments running on zBX into Linux on System z. The package includes RPMs for use on RHEL6.1 and SLES11 SP1, as well as a new manual "Integrating applications with Linux on zEnterprise".


2011-11-30 (30 Nov 2011)

This developerWorks update documents upstream contributions to kernel 3.1 and other contributions to Open Source from the Linux on System z team:


2011-08-31 (31 Aug 2011)

This developerWorks update documents upstream contributions to kernel 3.0 and other contributions to Open Source from the Linux on System z team:


2011-07-12 (12 Jul 2011)

This developerWorks update is triggered by the 2011-07-12 IBM Announcements:

The Technical details page of the Development stream has been updated to reflect the z114.

Please refer to IBM tested Linux environments to see the IBM support for your distribution.


2011-06-30 (30 June 2011)

This developerWorks update documents upstream contributions to kernel 2.6.39 and other contributions to Open Source from the Linux on System z team:


2011-05-20 (20 May 2011)


2011-05-19 (19 May 2011)

This developerWorks update documents upstream contributions to kernel 2.6.38 and other contributions to Open Source from the Linux on System z team (from February/March 2011):


2011-01-27 (27 Jan 2011)

This developerWorks update documents upstream contributions to kernel 2.6.37 and other contributions to Open Source from the Linux on System z team:

2010-11-10 (10 Nov 2010)


2010-10-22 (22 Oct 2010)

This developerWorks update documents upstream contributions to kernel 2.6.36 and other contributions to Open Source from the Linux on System z team:


2010-09-16 (16 Sep 2010)

This developerWorks update documents upstream contributions to kernel 2.6.35 and other contributions to Open Source from the Linux on System z team:


2010-07-22 (22 Jul 2010)

This developerWorks update is triggered by the 2010-07-22 IBM U.S. Hardware Announcement Letter 110-170 "The IBM zEnterprise™ System -- A new dimension in computing".


2010-06-30 (30 Jun 2010)


2010-05-28 (28 May 2010)

This developerWorks update documents upstream contributions to kernel 2.6.34 and other contributions to Open Source from the Linux on System z team:


2010-03-12 (12 Mar 2010)

This developerWorks update documents upstream contributions to kernel 2.6.33 from the Linux on System z team:

2009-12-11 (11 Dec 2009)

This developerWorks update documents upstream contributions to kernel 2.6.32 from the Linux on System z team:


2009-09-23 (23 Sep 2009)

Starting with kernel 2.6.31, Linux on System z will document upstream contributions on the "Development stream" pages triggered by the release of new kernel-levels.


2009-09-18 (18 Sep 2009)


2009-09-08 (08 Sep 2009)


2009-06-30 (30 Jun 2009)


2009-06-24 (24 Jun 2009)


2009-05-08 (08 May 2009)

The 2009-05-08 developerWorks update enhances the "Development stream" significantly with new functionality provided for recent upstream Linux components.
Please refer to the links to "Development stream" pages in the following bullets for an overview of recommended functionality including exploitation of IBM System Storage DS8000 and System z hardware features, as well as other new Linux functionality:


2009-03-24 (24 Mar 2009)


2009-03-20 (20 Mar 2009)


2009-02-09 (09 Feb 2009)


2009-01-08 (08 Jan 2009)

2008-12-17 (17 Dec 2008)


2008-11-25 (25 Nov 2008)


2008-11-18 (18 Nov 2008)

Updates for the "Development stream":


2008-09-30 (30 Sep 2008)

Update with bugfixes for the experimental (unsupported) userspace sample: kuli 1.0.1.


2008-08-29 (29 Aug 2008)

New papers describing how to install and set up the components of a Web 2.0 infrastructure on top of:


2008-07-04 (04 Jul 2008)

Experimental (unsupported) userspace sample kuli 1.0.0 demonstrating KVM usage.


2008-05-16 (16 May 2008)

Updates for the "Development stream":


2008-05-07 (07 May 2008)


2008-03-20 (20 Mar 2008)


2008-03-05 (05 Mar 2008)

On 2008-02-28 the new IBM System z server, z10 Enterprise Class (z10 EC), was announced (IBM U.S. Hardware Announcement Letter 108-154).
The z10 EC is supported by existing distribution as described in the Announcement Letter and on the webpage about IBM tested Linux environments.
The z10 EC has been reflected in the Technical Details for "October 2005 stream" and "April 2004 stream".


2008-02-01 (01 Feb 2008)

2007-11-20 (20 Nov 2007)


2007-11-06 (06 Nov 2007)


2007-10-12 (12 Oct 2007)


2007-10-11 (11 Oct 2007)


2007-09-28 (28 Sep 2007)


2007-08-30 (30 Aug 2007)


2007-06-22 (22 Jun 2007)


2007-06-20 (20 Jun 2007)


2007-06-08 (08 Jun 2007)


2007-05-31 (31 May 2007)

Please refer to the following pages of the "October 2005 stream" for recommended kernel 2.6.16 patches:


2007-03-23 (23 Mar 2007)

Please refer to the following pages of the "October 2005 stream" for recommended kernel 2.6.16 patches:


2007-03-09 (09 Mar 2007)


2007-02-28 (28 Feb 2007)

Updates and enhancements to the "October 2005 stream" with:

Updated documentation for the "April 2004 stream":


2007-02-15 (15 Feb 2007)

Please refer to the following pages of the "October 2005 stream" for recommended kernel 2.6.16 patches:


2007-02-07 (07 Feb 2007)

2006-12-01 (01 Dec 2006)

Please refer to the following pages of the "April 2004 stream" for:


2006-11-17 (17 Nov 2006)

This developerWorks update provides several enhancements to the "October 2005 stream" with:

Furthermore, there is updated Documentation for the "April 2004 stream":


2006-11-02 (02 Nov 2006)

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2006-10-13 (13 Oct 2006)


2006-09-29 (29 Sep 2006)


2006-09-07 (07 Sep 2006)

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2006-07-28 (28 Jul 2006)

New manual How to use FC-attached SCSI devices with Linux on System z (PDF, 1.6MB) for use with:


2006-07-26 (26 Jul 2006)

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2006-07-20 (20 Jul 2006)

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2006-05-19 (19 May 2006)

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2006-04-28 (28 Apr 2006)

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2006-04-12 (12 Apr 2006)

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2006-03-28 (28 Mar 2006)

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2006-03-22 (22 Mar 2006)

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2006-03-10 (10 Mar 2006)

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2006-03-08 (08 Mar 2006)

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2006-02-09 (09 Feb 2006)

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2006-01-20 (20 Jan 2006)

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2005-12-22 (22 Dec 2005)

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2005-12-19 (19 Dec 2005)

We are switching our pages to the new design template, today.


2005-12-14 (14 Dec 2005)

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2005-12-09 (09 Dec 2005)

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2005-11-03 (03 Nov 2005)

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2005-11-02 (02 Nov 2005)

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2005-10-14 (14 Oct 2005)

The 2005-10-14 developerWorks update introduces the "October 2005 stream", which provides all the functionality of the "April 2004 stream" -- as well as additional new functionality -- on top of kernel 2.6.13 which, of course, also includes further new features. This stream has been tested with new tool-chain, utilities, and debug tools.


2005-10-12 (12 Oct 2005)

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2005-10-07 (07 Oct 2005)

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2005-10-04 (04 Oct 2005)

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2005-09-23 (23 Sep 2005)

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2005-09-06 (06 Sep 2005)

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2005-09-01 (01 Sep 2005)

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2005-07-28 (28 Jul 2005)

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2005-07-11 (11 Jul 2005)

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2005-06-23 (23 Jun 2005)

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2005-06-17 (17 Jun 2005)

The Linux on zSeries developerWorks pages are currently being tested at the new URL.
So you can start using the links we have been talking about since March 2005:

Some time on Monday 2005-06-20, re-directs from our old URLs will start to be effective:

It may be a while until the re-directs are effective, completely, but it is time to start changing your bookmarks and links on web-pages to Linux on zSeries developerWorks, as the re-directs will not be in place for ever.
Here is a summary of the changes effective on our new URL:

Here is some guidance for linking to our pages:


2005-06-13 (13 Jun 2005)

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2005-06-07 (07 Jun 2005)

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2005-06-03 (03 Jun 2005)

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2005-05-25 (25 May 2005)

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2005-05-13 (13 May 2005)

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2005-04-28 (28 Apr 2005)

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2005-04-05 (05 Apr 2005)

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2005-03-23 (23 Mar 2005)

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2005-03-18 (18 Mar 2005)

Linux on zSeries pages temporarily hosted on awlinux1...

Since early March 2005, the Linux on zSeries developerWorks pages are available under a new URL:

awlinux1.alphaworks.ibm.com/developerworks/linux390/

As previously announced, hosting on awlinux1 is only temporary: The pages will be moved to a new URL later this year.
Unfortunately, our old URLs are not re-routed to their equivalent on the temporary home, but are re-directed to this page.
To ease the transition period, we have provided the navigation-bar below - so you can scroll and click.

We strongly recommend not to change any bookmarks, webpages, or documentation to the awlinux1-handle, now, unless you want to do it again in a few months.

If you are referring to our pages, refer to the homepage. When referring to sub-pages use text, e.g. kernel 2.6 based "April 2004 stream" (Recommended) and the date.

you may want to use the links we plan to migrate to:

Online links      http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/linux390/
In print use       ibm.com/developerworks/linux/linux390/

(2005-03-18)


2005-03-04 (04 Mar 2005)

Some time on Monday, March 7, 2005, the Linux on zSeries developerWorks pages will be available under a new URL. Structure and contents of the pages remain unchanged, only the URL-handle is different. Links to our URL-handles:
"http://www10.software.ibm.com/developerworks/opensource/linux390"
"http://oss.software.ibm.com/developerworks/oss/linux390"
will be re-routed to the new URL.
Please note: The Monday, March 7, URL is only temporary; it will be our handle for a few months, when we will have another home-URL.
Please do not change any links to Linux on zSeries developerWorks, next week, if you are not willing to do it again in a few months.
Specifically, please do not change any links on your web-pages, documentation etc., if they have a lifetime longer than a few months.
If you do change bookmarks and references (in your documentation, web pages, etc.), next week, please be prepared to change them again in a few months.
We will see to it, that the above URLs will be re-routed to the new home-URL, when that is ready. Sorry for the inconvenience.


2005-03-03 (03 Mar 2005)

Please refer to the following pages for:

  • OCOs for Red Hat matching the "Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS v.4" (31-bit and 64-bit) kernel 2.6.9-5 GA-version and kernel 2.6.9-5.0.3 errata.

2005-02-14 (14 Feb 2005)

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2005-01-24 (24 Jan 2005)

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2005-01-11 (11 Jan 2005)

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2004-12-14 (14 Dec 2004)

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2004-12-10 (10 Dec 2004)

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2004-12-03 (03 Dec 2004)

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2004-11-30 (30 Nov 2004)

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2004-11-12 (12 Nov 2004)

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2004-11-02 (02 Nov 2004)

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2004-10-21 (21 Oct 2004)

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2004-10-12 (12 Oct 2004)

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2004-10-07 (07 Oct 2004)

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2004-09-23 (23 Sept 2004)

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2004-09-20 (20 Sept 2004)

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2004-09-14 (14 Sept 2004)

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2004-08-31 (31 Aug 2004)

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2004-08-06 (06 Aug 2004)

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2004-07-30 (30 Jul 2004)

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2004-07-14 (14 Jul 2004)

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2004-07-13 (13 Jul 2004)

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2004-07-05 (05 Jul 2004)

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2004-06-21 (21 Jun 2004)

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2004-06-14 (14 Jun 2004)

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2004-06-09 (09 Jun 2004)

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2004-05-28 (28 May 2004)

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2004-05-18 (18 May 2004)

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2004-04-27 (27 Apr 2004)


2004-04-16 (16 Apr 2004)

The 2004-04-16 developerWorks update introduces the "April 2004 stream", which is a port of most of the functionality of the "June 2003 stream" to a new, kernel 2.6-based stream -- using a new tool-chain with new utilities and debug tools:

Furthermore:


2004-03-30 (30 Mar 2004)


2004-03-24 (24 Mar 2004)


2004-03-09 (09 Mar 2004)


2004-03-01 (01 Mar 2004)


2004-02-18 (18 Feb 2004)


2004-02-16 (16 Feb 2004)


2004-01-30 (30 Jan 2004)


2004-01-26 (26 Jan 2004)

2003-12-18 (18 Dec 2003)


2010-03-12 (12 Mar 2010)


2003-11-28 (28 Nov 2003)


2003-11-14 (14 Nov 2003)


2003-10-31 (31 Oct 2003)


2003-09-18 (18 Sept 2003)


2003-09-04 (04 Sept 2003)


2003-08-28 (28 Aug 2003)


2003-07-25 (25 July 2003)


2003-07-07 (07 July 2003)


2003-06-30 (30 June 2003)

The 2003-06-30 developerWorks updates introduce the "June 2003 stream" with kernel 2.4.21, gcc 3.3 and other tool-chain updates, as well as further enhancements - including support for several IBM eServer z990 hardware features.


2003-06-13 (13 June 2003)


2003-05-22 (22 May 2003)


2003-04-16 (16 Apr 2003)


2003-03-17 (17 Mar 2003)


2003-03-05 (05 Mar 2003)


2003-02-20 (20 Feb 2003)


2003-02-03 (03 Feb 2003)


2003-01-13 (13 Jan 2003)

z/VM 4.3 PTF UM30652 is required for correct display of MAC addresses of VM Guest LAN devices. This hint is reflected on the following pages:

2002-12-19 (19 Dec 2002)


2002-11-25 (25 Nov 2002)


2002-10-24 (24 Oct 2002)


2002-10-15 (15 Oct 2002)


2002-09-18 (18 Sep 2002)


2002-09-13 (13 Sep 2002)


2002-08-16 (16 Aug 2002)


2002-08-08 (08 Aug 2002)


2002-07-31 (31 July 2002)


2002-07-25 (25 July 2002)

Please refer to the "August 2001 stream" Recommended page for:

Note that these patches are applicable to "kernel 2.4.7" and "kernel 2.4.17"


2002-07-04 (04 July 2002)

binutils 2.11.90.0.27 recommended patch with bug-fix can be found on the:

Note that this patch is applicable to "kernel 2.4.7" and "kernel 2.4.17"


2002-06-24 (24 June 2002)


2002-06-17 (17 June 2002)


2002-06-12 (12 June 2002)


2002-06-04 (04 June 2002)


2002-05-31 (31 May 2002)


2002-05-17 (17 May 2002)


2002-04-30 (30 Apr 2002)


2002-04-15 (15 Apr 2002)


2002-03-18 (18 Mar 2002)


2002-03-04 (04 Mar 2002)

LCS source code patches for kernel 2.2.16, 2.2.20, 2.4.7, and 2.4.17. New useful add-ons page with snIPL and src-vipa. Updated documentation for kernel 2.4.

On the Recommended level 2.2.16 & Recommended level 2.4.7 pages you will find:

On the Experimental Kernel 2.2.20 & Experimental Kernel 2.4.17 pages you will find:

On the Documentation 2.4.7 page you will find:

On the new Useful add-ons page you will find two new experimental packages:


2002-03-01 (01 Mar 2002)

Kernel 2.4.7 bug-fixes, OCO-modules (qdio and qeth), glibc fixes, binutils fixes, and bug-fixes for the 64-bit "undefined weak external" bug.

On the Recommended level 2.4.7 page you will find:


2002-02-26 (26 Feb 2002)

Recommended s390-tools, and experimental 2.2.20 kernel patches.

On the Recommended level 2.4.7 page you will find:

On the Experimental Kernel 2.2.20 page you will find:


2002-02-05 (05 Feb 2002)

Experimental kernel level 2.4.17 patches with the related OCO-modules.

On the Experimental Kernel 2.4.17 pages you will find:


2002-01-28 (28 Jan 2002)

Kernel 2.2.16 recommended bug fix, Kernel 2.2.20 experimental S/390 patch together with OCO-modules.

On the Recommended level 2.2.16 page you will find:

On the Experimental Kernel 2.2.20 page you will find:


2002-01-21 (21 Jan 2002)

Kernel 2.4.7: Bug-fixes and OCO-modules. Cryptographic device driver z90crypt now recommended for 31-bit, provided experimental for 64-bit (for the first time). Documentation now includes z90crypt.

On the Recommended level 2.4.7 page you will find:

On the Experimental Kernel 2.4.7 page you will find:

On the Documentation 2.4.7 page you will find:

2001-12-12 (12 Dec 2001)

A recommended patch for s390 tools (fdasd) along with fixed OCO-modules, an experimental kernel based 2.4.7 patch for "order 2 allocation relief", and experimental kernel level 2.4.16 patches with the related OCO-modules.

On the Recommended level 2.4.7 page you will find:

On the Experimental pages you will find:


2001-11-23 (23 Nov 2001)

Recommended patches for kernel 2.4.7 along with fixed OCO-modules, updated Documentation for kernel level 2.4, and experimental 64-bit OCO-modules for the "order 2 allocation relief".

On the Recommended level 2.4.7 page you will find:

On the Experimental page you will find:

On the Documentation 2.4 page you will find:


2001-11-09 (09 Nov 2001)

Recommended patches for kernel 2.4.7 and s390 tools with fixes, along with fixed OCO-modules. Experimental kernel 2.4.7 patch for "order 2 allocation relief" for 64-bit with matching OCO-modules. Updated experimental z90crypt with fixes.

On the Recommended level 2.4.7 page you will find:

On the Experimental page you will find:


2001-11-06 (06 Nov 2001)

linux-2.2.16 alpha patch for I/O layer
The recommended alpha patch linux-2.2.16-rva_perf.tar.gz is available for download in the 2.2.16 download area. Everyone should apply this patch.


2001-10-31 (31 Oct 2001)

Updated Linux on zSeries HiperSockets Support documentation
The updated HiperSockets Support manual for Linux on zSeries (31- and 64-bit) is available in the Documentation 2.4 section.


2001-10-30 (30 Oct 2001)

linux-2.2.16 alpha patch for DASD driver
The recommended alpha patch linux-2.2.16-dasd_fba.tar.gz is available for download in the 2.2.16 download area. Everyone who uses FBA DASD devices should apply this patch.


2001-10-12 (12 Oct 2001)

Recommended Kernel 2.4.7 (and related) patches with fixes for 31-bit Linux for S/390 and 64-bit Linux for zSeries, along with recommended 31-bit and 64-bit OCO-modules lcs, qdio, and qeth.
Subject patches and modules are now available in the 2.4.7 download area.

Notes:


2001-10-11 (11 Oct 2001)

linux-2.2.16 alpha patch for IUCV driver
The recommended alpha patch linux-2.2.16-iucv3.tar.gz is available for download in the 2.2.16 download area.


2001-09-28 (28 Sep 2001)

31-bit recommended and 64-bit experimental qdio and qeth OCO modules with HiperSockets support, 31-bit experimental Crypto Device Driver for linux-2.4.7

HiperSockets support:

Crypto Device Driver:


2001-09-14 (14 Sep 2001)

recommended alpha patches and OCO modules for 31-bit linux-2.4.7, experimental 64-bit OCO modules


2001-09-11 (11 Sep 2001)

experimental patch for gdb-5.1pre

This patch contains a port of the S/390 and zSeries backend of the gdb debugger to the current gdb 5.1 prerelease version (it was built against a snapshot of the gdb CVS tree as of 2001-09-05, but should apply to more recent trees as well).


2001-08-20 (20 Aug 2001)

arecommended patches and OCO modules for linux kernel version 2.4.7 31-bit, experimental OCO modules


2001-08-03 (03 Aug 2001)

experimental OCO device driver z90crypt (31-bit) for linux kernel version 2.4.5


2001-07-23 (23 July 2001)

alpha patches for linux-2.2.16, experimental patches for linux-2.2.19, updated documentation

alpha patches for linux-2.2.16

For more information please check the alpha patches in the OS download area.

experimental patches for linux-2.2.19

For more information please check the experimental patches in the OS download area.

updated documentation


2001-06-29 (29 June 2001)

recommended patches and OCO modules for linux kernel version 2.4.5 31-bit, experimental OCO modules


2001-06-18 (18 June 2001)

experimental patch and OCO modules for linux-2.4.5

This patch contains the necessary changes to get linux kernel version 2.4.5 compiled plus several bug fixes.

Available OCO modules:


2001-05-18 (18 May 2001)

alpha patches for linux-2.2.16
Two new alpha patches for Linux kernel version 2.2.16 are available:


2001-05-02 (02 May 2001)

OCO modules for linux-2.2.16

Two new OCO modules for Linux kernel version 2.2.16 are available:


2001-04-26 (26 Apr 2001)

linux-2.2.19: experimental patches with dump tools and OCO modules

These experimental patches for kernel version 2.2.19 provide:

Available OCO modules for linux-2.2.19:


2001-04-18 (18 Apr 2001)

experimental patch for linux-2.2.19

This experimental patch for Linux kernel version 2.2.19 includes:


2001-04-04 (04 Apr 2001)

experimental patches and modules for linux-2.4.3

These patches are updates to the existing patches for 31 and 64 bit Linux for zSeries:


2001-03-30 (30 Mar 2001)

alpha patch for linux-2.2.16 and new/updated doc


2001-03-22 (22 Mar 2001)

experimental linux-2.2.18 patch

Experimental patch for Linux kernel version 2.2.18 and OCO modules.

The patch includes:

available OCO modules:


2001-03-16 (16 Mar 2001)

updated documentation


2001-02-28 (28 Feb 2001)

collection of alpha patches for linux-2.2.16

This patch contains the following compiler bug fixes:

As it is not easily predictable which source code triggers the code generation bugs fixed here, everyone using the compiler should apply this patch.


2001-02-23 (23 Feb 2001)

alpha patch for gcc 2.95.2

This collection includes patches for:


2001-02-06 (06 Feb 2001)

alpha patch for gcc 2.95.2

The patch improves the literal pool chunkify heuristics to cope with the case of very large basic blocks requiring very large literal pools.


2001-01-29 (29 Jan 2001)

alpha patch for DASD-ERP patches based on 2.2.16

The patch adds error recovery functionality to the DASD device driver, which is essentially needed to support ESS (Shark). The device driver is enabled to deal with 'long busy' error conditions (action code '0x1D') and some related errors.


2001-01-25 (25 Jan 2001)

alpha patch for binutils 2.10

The patch fixes a problem introduced with the optimized PLT code generation. The blueprint for a PLT stub that uses a 16 bit offset is incorrect.


2001-01-19 (19 Jan 2001)

alpha patch for gcc 2.95.2
experimental OCO lcs module with FDDI support


2001-01-16 (16 Jan 2001)

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