Kernel 2.6 based: April 2004 stream

2004-04-16 s390-tools 1.3.0 ("April 2004") (superseded)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 zSeries and S/390 LINUX kernel and device drivers.

s390-tools-1.3.0-april2004.tar.gz / MD5 recommended (superseded) (2004-04-16)

Added new tools:

  • zconf (chccwdev,lscss,lsdasd,lstape)
  • tunedasd

Added new features for existing tools:

  • zipl: multi boot, IPL from tape, custom dump size limit
  • adaptions for linux 2.6

Note: qethconf and start_hsnc/ip_watcher have not been tested with the kernel of the "April 2004 stream" (Linux 2.6). osasnmpd currently does not work with the Linux 2.6 kernel.

Note: zipl "IPL from tape" is untested.

Update 2004-05-28:

  • HiperSockets Network Concentrator (start_hsnc/ip_watcher) and qethconf are now tested and therefore recommended.
  • osasnmpd still does not work with Linux kernel 2.6.
  • zipl "IPL from tape" is now tested and therefore recommended.

Note: Because of missing kernel-interfaces the following s390-tools from 1.3 will not work with the "August 2001 stream": start_hsnc/ip-watcher, osasnmpd, qetharp and qethconf.

SCSI IPL and dump:
To be able to use SCSI ipl and dump (zipl/zfcpdump) appropriate enablement microcode (FC9904) is required.
SCSI IPL for Linux as a VM-guest requires z/VM Version 4 Release 4 (PTF UM30989 installed) or higher.