Kernel 2.6 based: Archive: October 2005 stream

 

2005-10-14 kernel 2.6.13 feature patch 01 ("October 2005") superseded

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linux-2.6.13-s390-01-october2005.tar.gz / MD5 ... accumulated patch, recommended (superseded) (2005-10-14)

linux-2.6.13-s390-01-october2005-patches.tar.gz / MD5 ... single patches, recommended (superseded) (2005-10-14)

With the patches in this tarball, the "October 2005 stream" kernel 2.6.13 has all applicable features previously provided for the "April 2004 stream" kernel 2.6.5 -- and a lot of new functionality.

Summary:
qeth new function: Linux NCP CDLC support via OSA.
Description:
This qeth enhancement provides the device driver support for the Communication Controller for Linux on System z9 and zSeries (CCL), which is software that enables running the Network Control Program (NCP) on a System z9 or zSeries machine. The OSA CDLC support of IBM System z9 is based on a new IBM mainframe CHPID type called Open Systems Adaper for NCP (OSN). In case of OSN qeth communicates with the type-OSN OSA-card on one hand, and with the CCL-kernel-component Network Device Handler (NDH) on the other.
Summary:
zfcp new function: provide support for NPIV.
Description:
N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) allows a single FCP port to appear as multiple, distinct ports providing separate port identification. NPIV is supported by FC HBAs on System z9. zfcp was adapted to support this new feature.
Summary:
kernel new function: FCP re-IPL/re-boot support.
Description:
This item adds re-IPL support for LPARs to enable the re-boot of a Linux SCSI system.
Summary:
zfcp new function: Improved zfcp traces and logs.
Description:
New traces improve debugging of problems with zfcp, scsi-stack, multipath and hardware in the SAN (see also dbginfo.sh in s390-tools 1.5).
Summary:
zfcp new function: performance statistics.
Description:
Add statistics interface and make use of it in the zfcp driver to gather performance data.
Summary:
kernel new function: ipl device.
Description:
Export the ipl device settings to userspace via the sysfs.
Summary:
z90crypt new function: CEX2A support.
Description:
Add support (PCIXCC fast path) for CEX2A accelerator cards to z90crypt.
Summary:
ctcmpc: network device driver ported from "April 2004 stream".
Description:
Add support for SNA MPC ctc channels.

Everybody should apply this patch.

To create the complete linux kernel sources, the following patches need to be applied in sequence:

linux-2.6.13.tar.gz (see www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6)
+ linux-2.6.13-s390-base-october2005.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.13-s390-01-october2005.diff (IBM)

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