2006-03-28 kernel 2.6.16 base patch ("October 2005")

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linux-2.6.16-s390-base-october2005.tar.gz / MD5 ... accumulated patch, recommended (2006-03-28)

linux-2.6.16-s390-base-october2005-patches.tar.gz / MD5 ... single patches, recommended (2006-03-28)

This tarball contains the initial kernel 2.6.16 patches for the Linux on System z9 and zSeries "October 2005 stream".

(Note that the original "October 2005 stream" was based on kernel 2.6.13.)

Kernel 2.6.16 contains a lot of new functionality, of which - from the Linux on System z9 and zSeries perspective - the following items are of special interest:

This patch delivers kerntypes for the vanilla kernel 2.6.16 kernel as well as bug-fixes, which make the above mentioned kernel items recommended features of the "October 2005 stream".

Everybody should apply this patch.

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

linux-2.6.16.tar.gz (from http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6)
+ linux-2.6.16-s390-base-october2005.diff (IBM)

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