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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.
Added new tool/feature:
This package contains the following bug fix:
- dasdfmt, dasdview, fdasd: Several dasd tools overwrite memory, since allocated buffers are too small.
- Running fdasd, dasdfmt, and dasdview results in segmentation violations in certain error situations. This was detected by the BEAM tool that does some bound checking.
- Allocated buffers that are used to write to by sprintf are too small.
- Increase buffer size and use snprintf instead of sprintf.
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.