2005-03-23 kernel 2.6.5 bug fix patch 15 ("April 2004")

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linux-2.6.5-s390-15-april2004.tar.gz / MD5 ... accumulated patch, recommended (2005-03-23)

linux-2.6.5-s390-15-april2004-patches.tar.gz / MD5 ... per-problem-patches, recommended (2005-03-23)

These patches contain the following linux kernel bug fixes:

Description:
ctcmpc: Unknown symbol reported for extern callback functions.
Symptom:
snaipx which is part of CSL is unable to load ctcmpc devices.
Problem:
EXPORT_SYMBOL was missing for the extern functions.
Solution:
Add EXPORT_SYMBOL statements for each extern callback function.
Problem-ID:
14424
Description:
ctcmpc: Misc storage related fixes.
Symptom:
Abend may occur upon touch of storage not alloced buffer insufficient for data transfer of large buffers.
Problem:
Insufficient alloc, some route back of ctcmain fixes.
Solution:
Increase alloc's storage, add frees, adjust buffer size.
Problem-ID:
14435
Description:
qeth: Performance improvements.
Symptom:
Low speed of qeth data transfer.
Problem:
Increase speed of qeth data transfer.
Solution:
Improve outbound handling.
Problem-ID:
14454
Description:
s390dbf: Use more specific permissions for procfiles.
Symptom:
All s390dbf procfiles have same permissions.
Problem:
Permissions should be more specific. E.g. read only views should have read permission, write only views should have write permission.
Solution:
Set correct permissions.
Problem-ID:
14372

Everybody should apply this patch.

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

linux-2.6.5.tar.gz (see www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6)
+ linux-2.6.5-s390-base-april2004.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.5-s390-01-april2004.diff (IBM)
+ xipfs612 (see linuxvm.org/patches/index.html)
+ xipfs622 (see linuxvm.org/patches/index.html)
+ linux-2.6.5-s390-02-april2004.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.5-s390-03-april2004.diff (IBM)
+ single threaded workqueue patch (see marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=bk-commits-head&m=108305028322900&q=raw)
+ linux-2.6.5-s390-04-april2004.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.5-s390-05-april2004.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.5-s390-06-april2004.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.5-s390-07-april2004.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.5-s390-08-april2004.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.5-s390-09-april2004.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.5-s390-10-april2004.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.5-s390-11-april2004.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.5-s390-12-april2004.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.5-s390-13-april2004.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.5-s390-14-april2004.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.5-s390-15-april2004.diff (IBM)

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