2007-06-08 s390-tools 1.5.5 ("April 2004") superseded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 Linux on System z kernel and device drivers.

s390-tools-1.5.5.tar.gz / MD5 recommended (2007-06-08) superseded

These s390-tools-1.5.5 with bug fixes (applicable for the "April 2004 stream") replace s390-tools-1.5.4.

Description:
dbginfo.sh: Enhancements and routines to capture z/VM data.
Symptom:
Missing data for analysis of customer problems.
Problem:
Important commands and directories are not captured from dbginfo.sh.
Solution:
Added missing commands and attributes.
Problem-ID:
-
Description:
zipl: fs corruption when running zipl on linear device-mapper (dm) target.
Symptom:
When zipl is used to install an IPL record on a logical volume consisting of a single linear device-mapper target, data on this logical volume may be corrupted.
Problem:
zipl's disk type detection should prevent zipl to write any data on logical volumes. Logical volumes consisting of a single linear dm target pass ioctls through to the underlying device, therefore invalidating the results of the disk type detection. As a result, zipl assumes an incorrect disk type and layout and may overwrite important data areas on the logical volume.
Solution:
Extend disk type detection logic to include data from /proc/devices to identify unsupported device driver types.
Problem-ID:
32106
Description:
zipl: dump_mem parameter can not be set for SCSI dump.
Symptom:
When preparing a SCSI dump disk without additional parameters, the optional memory parameter is always ignored.
Problem:
The memory parameter is not added to the kernel parameter line, if no additional kernel parameters have been specified.
Solution:
Add memory parameter in every case.
Problem-ID:
32725
Description:
zipl: boot menu uses wrong conversion table for input on LPAR
Symptom:
When specifying extra kernel parameters via the boot menu on LPAR, characters like [, ], |, !, ^ are incorrectly converted and may lead to invalid kernel parameters (e.g. cio_ignore=all,!0.0.1000).
Problem:
zipl does not differentiate between z/VM console (EBCDIC 037) and LPAR (EBCDIC 500) when converting EBCDIC user input.
Solution:
Use EBCDIC 500 conversion table on LPAR.
Problem-ID:
34247

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