2004-06-14 s390-tools 1.3.1 ("April 2004") (superseded)

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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s390-tools-1.3.1-april2004.tar.gz / MD5 recommended (superseded) (2004-06-14)

This package contains the following bug fixes:

Description:
osasnmpd: Enable osasnmpd to work under 2.6 kernels.
Symptom:
Osasnmpd did not run under kernel due to interface changes in kernel 2.6.
Problem:
Major changes were necessary because of using sysfs instead of procfs for the communication between kernel and osasnmpd.
Solution:
We now have separate directories that contain the source files for kernel versions 2.4 and 2.6. In the main directory there is a script 'osasnmpd' which selects the right executable file according to the version of the Linux kernel where osasnmpd is started.
Problem-ID:
-

Description:
fdasd: Partitioning does not work when using configuration file.
Symptom:
"fdasd error: Config file syntax error".
Problem:
The variable holding partition information is not fully initialized (only for first partition).
Solution:
Fully initialize variable.
Problem-ID:
-

Description:
zipl: Build problem with updated glibc-headers.
Symptom:
Trying to compile zipl with updated glibc-headers does not work.
Problem:
Zipl includes kernel header files.
Solution:
Remove dependencies on kernel header files.
Problem-ID:
-

Description:
qethconf: Inconsistent Proxy Arp user messages.
Symptom:
User has to specify Proxy Arp with abbreviation parp but all output messages for Proxy Arp show rxip as abbreviation.
Problem:
The Proxy Arp entry within sysfs has the name rxip. This is the reason why all user output showed rxip instead of parp.
Solution:
Added some code which changes rxip into parp for the user output.
Problem-ID:
-

Description:
zfcpdump: Enable kernel for gcc 3.3.3.
Symptom:
Kernel built with gcc 3.3.3 crashes.
Problem:
Due to gcc 3.3.3 optimizations, init and setup functions are not compiled into the kernel.
Solution:
Define init and setup functions with __attribute__((used))
Problem-ID:
-

Note: osasnmpd is untested.

Update 2004-07-30:

Note: Because of missing kernel-interfaces the following s390-tools from 1.3 will 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.

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