Kernel 4.6

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Kernel downloads for the "Development stream"

Download Description
upstream kernel 4.6 kernel 4.6 - upstream with feature descriptions.
linux-4.6-s390-message-catalog.tar.gz / MD5 "Development Stream" kernel 4.6 - message-catalog (optional)

2016-08-24: kernel 4.6 - upstream (feature description)

To download the linux-4.6.tar.gz visit:

The upstream kernel 4.6 contains the following functional enhancements developed by the Linux on z Systems development team:

User space interface for call logical-processor
Provide a user space interface to issue call logical-processor instructions to allow user space to retrieve the list of installed PCI functions.

2016-08-24: "Development Stream" kernel 4.6 message catalog (feature - optional patch)

linux-4.6-s390-message-catalog.tar.gz / MD5 ... recommended (2016-08-24)

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'.