2004-01-30 s390-tools 1.2.4 ("June 2003")

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Category: operating system. Contains the source tree of a set of user space utilities that should to be used together with the zSeries and S/390 LINUX kernel and device drivers.

s390-tools-1.2.4-june2003.tar.gz / MD5 recommended (2004-01-30)

The patch fixes this problems:

Description:
zfcpdump: build error with ext2 ramdisk
Symptom:
Build error when using ext2 filesystem for ramdisk
Problem:
Mount point 'mnt' is not created automatically
Solution:
Create mountpoint before mounting the ext2 filesystem
Problem-ID:
5570

Description:
ip_watcher: Remove messages about parsing problems
Symptom:
messages when IPv6-addresses are in the qetharp-result
Problem:
message printed out, when non-IPv4 addresses are seen
Solution:
remove message
Problem-ID:
5690

Description:
ip_watcher: add --check for startup script syntax check
Symptom:
no means to check configuration
Problem:
no means to check configuration
Solution:
add --check parameter to check for configuration validity
Problem-ID:
5694

In addition:

Note:
s390-tools 1.2 are only tested with the kernels of "June 2003 stream".
Because of missing kernel-interfaces the following s390-tools from 1.2 will definitely not work with the "August 2001 stream": start_hsnc/ip-watcher, osasnmpd, qetharp and qethconf.

SCSI IPL and dump:
To be able to use SCSI ipl and dump (zipl/zfcpdump) appropriate enablement microcode (FC9904) is required.
SCSI IPL for Linux as a VM-guest requires z/VM Version 4 Release 4 (PTF UM30989 installed) or higher.

OSA-Express Direct SNMP:
To use OSA-Express Direct SNMP (osasnmpd), also apply the patch linux-2.4.21-s390-06-june2003.tar.gz .

HiperSockets Network Concentrator:
s390-tools 1.2.2 introduces start_hsnc.sh providing support for HiperSockets Network Concentrator, which can simplify network addressing between HiperSockets and OSA-Express.
HiperSockets Network Concentrator is currently restricted to unicast. See Restrictions - HiperSockets Network Concentrator for current status.

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