2007-11-06 kernel 2.6.5 feature patch 46 ("April 2004")

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linux-2.6.5-s390-46-april2004.tar.gz / MD5 ... accumulated patch, recommended (2007-11-06)

linux-2.6.5-s390-46-april2004-patches.tar.gz / MD5 ... single patches, recommended (2007-11-06)

These patches contain the following linux kernel features:

kernel (new function): Add encryption support for 3592 tape devices.
This new feature enables the 3590 tape device driver to use the encryption support of 3592 channel attached tape drives.
kernel (new function): Character device driver for writing z/VM monitor records.
This feature provides an interface which allows applications to write application-specific monitor data (APPLDATA) to the z/VM monitor stream.
kernel (new function): Hypervisor filesystem "s390_hypfs" for z/VM.
This is an extension of the already existing hypfs for LPAR (DIAG 204). Data returned by DIAG 2FC is exported using the s390_hypfs when Linux is running under z/VM. Information about CPUs and memory is provided. Data is put into different virtual files which can be accessed from user space. All values are represented as ASCII strings.
networking (new function): AF_IUCV protocol support for Linux on System z.
AF_IUCV support allows for IUCV communication via the BSD socket interface. The AF_IUCV protocol supports communication with z/VM back-end services. It connects socket applications operating in Linux kernels running on different VM user IDs, or connects a Linux application to another sockets application running in a VM guest.
zfcp (new function): Add FCP adapter statistics.
This item allows users to read statistics about resource usage within an FCP channel or an FCP subchannel respectively.
Statistics for an FCP subchannel (or virtual HBA) include:
Statistics for an FCP channel (or physical HBA) include:

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)
+ linux-2.6.5-s390-16-april2004.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.5-s390-17-april2004.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.5-s390-18-april2004.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.5-s390-19-april2004.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.5-s390-20-april2004.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.5-s390-21-april2004.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.5-s390-22-april2004.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.5-s390-23-april2004.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.5-s390-24-april2004.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.5-s390-25-april2004.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.5-s390-26-april2004.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.5-s390-27-april2004.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.5-s390-28-april2004.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.5-s390-29-april2004.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.5-s390-30-april2004.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.5-s390-31-april2004.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.5-s390-32-april2004.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.5-s390-33-april2004.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.5-s390-34-april2004.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.5-s390-35-april2004.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.5-s390-36-april2004.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.5-s390-37-april2004.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.5-s390-38-april2004.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.5-s390-39-april2004.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.5-s390-40-april2004.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.5-s390-41-april2004.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.5-s390-42-april2004.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.5-s390-43-april2004.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.5-s390-44-april2004.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.5-s390-45-april2004.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.5-s390-46-april2004.diff (IBM)

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