Useful add-ons: Recommended kernel 2.6.16 add-ons


2007-02-28 Kernel NSS Support v.1 patch (superseded)

For use with "October 2005 stream" superseded by recommended feature patch 19.

linux-2.6.16-s390-kernel_nss-v1-october2005.tar.gz MD5 recommended (2007-02-28) superseded

kernel (new function): Kernel NSS Support.
This feature allows to save and IPL a kernel image in/from a shared memory area called Named Saved Segment (NSS).

It utilizes the memory resources and significantly speeds up the boot process in a horizontally scaling server hosting environment.

If a Linux guest machine is IPLed from a Kernel NSS with more than one CPU, this support requires z/VM 5.1 with PTF for APAR VM64103, z/VM 5.2 with PTF for APAR VM64103, or z/VM 5.3 without PTF.

Linux guest machines using this support are restricted to run with one CPU if they run on prior releases to z/VM 5.1.

Note that this patch provides a recommended (optional) add-on to the "October 2005 stream", to be applied as last patch on top of patch 13 (or later).

linux-2.6.16.tar.gz (from
+ linux-2.6.16-s390-base-october2005.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.16-s390-01-october2005.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.16-s390-02-october2005.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.16-s390-03-october2005.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.16-s390-04-october2005.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.16-s390-05-october2005.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.16-s390-06-october2005.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.16-s390-07-october2005.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.16-s390-08-october2005.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.16-s390-09-october2005.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.16-s390-10-october2005.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.16-s390-11-october2005.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.16-s390-12-october2005.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.16-s390-13-october2005.diff (IBM)
+ linux-2.6.16-s390-kernel_nss-v1-s390-october2005.diff (IBM)

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