Kernel 3.10

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Kernel downloads for the "Development stream"

Download Description
upstream kernel 3.10 kernel 3.10 - upstream with feature descriptions.
linux-3.10-s390-message-catalog.tar.gz / MD5 "Development Stream" kernel 3.10 - message-catalog (optional)

2013-07-31: kernel 3.10 - upstream (feature description)

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The upstream kernel 3.10 contains the following functionality developed by the Linux on System z development team:

Improve performance of dasdfmt
The scope of this line item is to improve the speed of the DASD formatting process via 'dasdfmt -r'.
For details see Device Drivers, Features, and Commands, Chapter 'Commands for Linux on System z', section 'dasdfmt - Format a DASD'.

Provide PCHID mapping
Helps to locate physical channel-type interfaces that are associated with Channel-Path IDs (CHPIDs).
For details see Device Drivers, Features, and Commands, Chapter 'Devices in Sysfs', section 'Finding the physical channel associated with a CHPID'.

cio_ignore: add keywords for ipl and console device
With this feature for the Common IO Layer, you can use keywords to specify the CCW console and IPL device in the cio_ignore kernel parameter
For details see Device Drivers, Features, and Commands, Chapter 'Selected Kernel parameters', section 'cio_ignore - List devices to be ignored'.

2013-07-31: "Development Stream" kernel 3.10 message catalog (feature - optional patch)

linux-3.10-s390-message-catalog.tar.gz / MD5 ... recommended (2013-07-31)

This patch contains:

Kernel message catalog.
Add support for automatic message tags to the printk macro families dev_xyz and pr_xyz. The message tag consists of a component name and a 24 bit hash of the message text. For each message that is documented in the included kernel message catalog a man page can be created with a script (which is included in the patch). The generated man pages contain explanatory text that is intended to help understand the messages.

Note that only s390 specific messages are prepared appropriately and included in the generated message catalog.

This patch is optional as it is very unlikely to be accepted in upstream kernel, but is recommended for all distributions which are built based on the 'Development stream'.