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This tarball contains the initial kernel 2.6.13 patches for the Linux on System z9 and zSeries "October 2005 stream" with bug-fixes.
With this base-patch, the "October 2005 stream" has all (applicable) bug-fixes previously provided for the "April 2004 stream" kernel 2.6.5.
Kernel 2.6.13 contains a lot of new functionality, of which - from the Linux on System z9 and zSeries perspective - the following items are of special interest:
Furthermore, the kerntypes for this kernel are included.
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)