Kernel 2.6 based: October 2005 stream

2007-02-28 s390-tools 1.6.0 ("October 2005") superseded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 Linux on System z kernel and device drivers.

s390-tools-1.6.0.tar.gz / MD5 recommended (2007-02-28) superseded

These s390-tools-1.6.0 (applicable for the "October 2005 stream") replace s390-tools-1.5.4.

New tools:

  • tape390_crypt: Tool to control and query crypto settings for 3592 zSeries tape devices.
  • mon_fsstatd: Daemon that writes filesystem utilization data to the z/VM monitor stream.
  • dumpconf: Allows to configure the dump device used for system dump in case a kernel panic occurs.
  • dasdinfo: Display unique DASD ID, either uid or volser.
  • 59-dasd.rules: udev rules for unique DASD device nodes created in /dev/disk/.

Changes of existing tools:

  • DASD/Tape dump tools:
    SCLP console support to show dump progress on the operator console.
  • zgetdump:
    New -d option to check if DASD is a valid dump device.
  • No more XML in zfcpdump:
    Because XML is going to be obsolete, we now use the binary parameter block provided by the hardware to find out on which scsi disk the dump should be created.
  • dbginfo.sh:
    Collect additional system information.
  • No libsysfs in DASD tools:
    It turned out that using libsysfs is less stable than using the sysfs attributes directly. Therefore the libsysfs dependency has been removed.
  • Removed '-c' option of lsqeth.
  • Unification of 'invalid option' error messages, Makefiles and "-v" output for all tools.