s390-tools 1.17.0

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This s390-tools 1.17.0 contains enhancements and bug-fixes; it replaces s390-tools-1.16.0.

2012-02-29 s390-tools 1.17.0 ("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-1.17.0.tar.bz2 / MD5 recommended (2012-02-29)

New tools

  • none
  • New functionality:
    • dump-tools: exploitation of kdump framework
    • lsqeth: new attribute hsuid related to HiperSockets Completion Queue support (via AF_IUCV)

Changes to existing tools

  • dbginfo.sh:
    • Added new man-page dbginfo.sh.1.
  • dumpconf:
    • PSW restart support -- Configure the same action for the restart trigger as for the panic trigger.
  • ip_watcher/xcec-bridge:
    • Remove support of 2.4.x kernels.
    • Adjust for 3.x kernels.
  • lsqeth: Add new attribute "hsuid".
  • lsshut:
    • kdump base support -- Print information when kdump is enabled.
    • PSW restart support -- Show action for restart trigger.
  • ttyrun:
    • Introduce "--verbose" option for creating syslog messages.
  • zgetdump:
    • kdump failure recovery support -- If kdump fails and a stand-alone dump is created afterwards, with the new zgetdump "--select" option, the user can choose between the production system dump and the failed kdump dump.
    • makedumpfile kdump format support -- The "--info" option prints information on makedumpfile generated dumps (kdump format).
    • vmcoreinfo support -- Print UTS name information for dumps and create a VMCOREINFO note section for ELF target dump format.

Bug fixes

  • af_iucv.7:
    • Add documentation about HiperSockets communication.
  • dasdstat:
    • Add short option "-v" for "--version".
  • ip_watcher/xcec-bridge:
    • Correct warning in xcec-bridge.
  • qetharp:
    • Man page improvements.
  • zipl dump tools:
    • Do not use larl for 31 bit code.
    • Print memory limit info also for 31 bit code.