s390-tools 1.12.0

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This s390-tools 1.12.0 contains enhancements and bug-fixes; it replaces s390-tools-1.11.0.

2011-01-27 s390-tools 1.12.0 ("Development stream")

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s390-tools is a package with a set of user space utilities to be used with the Linux on System z distributions.

s390-tools-1.12.0.tar.bz2 / MD5 recommended (2011-01-27)

New tools

  • hyptop:
    Provides a dynamic real-time view of a System z hypervisor environment, z/VM or LPAR. Depending on the available data hyptop shows e.g. CPU and memory consumption of active LPARs or z/VM guests. The tool provides a 'curses'-based user interface similar to the popular Linux 'top' command.
    Prerequisistes:
    • The ncurses-devel package is required to build hyptop.
    • The libncurses package is required to run hyptop.
    • kernel 2.6.35 is minimum required level for hyptop.
    • When running Linux on System z on z10 in LPAR, the minimum required z10 code level is the following:
      • Driver 79 MCL N24404.008 in the SE-LPAR stream

Changes to existing tools

  • chreipl: various enhancements
    • Add support to re-IPL from named saved systems (NSS)
    • Add support to specify additional kernel parameters for re-IPL
    • Add "auto target" support
    • Add support to re-IPL from device-mapper multipath devices
  • cio_ignore:
    • Add new option -i / --is-ignored to determine if a device with a given ID is on the blacklist
      Example:
      # cio_ignore --is-ignored 0.0.0190
      Device 0.0.0190 is ignored
      
      # cio_ignore -i 0.0.0009
      Device 0.0.0009 is not ignored
                                                                  
  • cmsfs-fuse:
    • Add a configuration file for automatic translation from EBCIDC to ASCII based on the file type
  • tunedasd:
    • Add new option -Q / --query_reserve to determine the reservation status of a device
    • Prerequisites:
  • zgetdump:
    • Add kdump support for --info option
  • zfcpdump/zipl:
    • Disable automatic activation of LUNs

Bug fixes

  • cpuplugd:
    • Set and restore cmm_pages correctly
  • dasdfmt:
    • Fix buffer overrun in error message for option -b
    • Fix format 7 label
  • fdasd:
    • Fix format 7 label
  • lsluns:
    • Fix LUN reporting for SAN volume controller (SVC)
    • Handle uninitialized value on adapter offline
    • Accept uppercase and lowercase hex digits
  • zgetdump:
    • Add umount fallback for --umount option