Archives of linuxvm.org
09/14/2001 - Volker Sameske of IBM
posted a note that "Alpha patches and OCO modules for linux-2.4.7
are now available for on DeveloperWorks." Ross Patterson actually
read the release notes and discovered: "The 2001-09-11 kernel 2.4.7
patches include the new "on-demand timer" which introduces a kernel
configuration option CONFIG_NO_HZ_TIMER that lets you choose between
the regular 100 Hertz timer and the new on-demand timer. The
on-demand timer should improve throughput on z/VM systems running
many, mostly idle LINUX for S/390 guests. It may slightly impact
performance running LINUX for S/390 in other situations under VM
(for example a few heavily loaded images), in LPAR, or in native mode."
09/14/2001 - Lonny Sivey posted a
note to remind everyone that if you are trying to install Suse Linux/390,
and you don't have a PC running Linux, "you can boot the recovery
system on the SuSE CD1 disk on a PC, and manually load the needed
modules to get your lan connection going. Then logon and ifconfig
the eth0 device followed by a command to create the routes. The
recovery system automatically starts an anon nfs server for you.
Put the CDROM in, and issue "mount /dev/hdc /cdrom". That's how I
got it to install."
09/17/2001 - Oliver Paukstadt of
Millenux announced that Millenux was releasing a 2.4.7 kernel for
their ThinkBlue/64 distribution, and that they were also providing
an experimental kernel patch to support the ext3 file system.
09/17/2001 - Hervey Allen of
Turbolinux announced that they now have "download center" for
Linux/390 "that includes ISO's for our current Server 6.5
product (kernel 2.2.19), our 6.0 product (kernel 2.2.16),
updates to both these products, beta software (kernel 2.4.5
based, new features not fully tested for current release, and
upcoming 2.4 kernel betas), as well as some HOWTO's, documents,
etc. To download software you need to register first at:
09/18/2001 - David Boyes
posted a link to an article about Telia showing increased
profits. The increase was attributed, in part, "to the return
to profitability of its...Internet service units." David
added his commentary: "Guess that virtual server thing
wasn't a fad after all....8-)" The URL he posted has changed.
The article is now located at
09/18/2001 - IBM announced that
IFL (Integrated Facility for Linux) CPUs are now available for the
09/24/2001 - IBM announced that
it had sold its 1,000th z900 processor. Strangely enough, it was to
a customer that was planning to run lots of Linux/390 images under
VM to get rid of a farm of Windows® NT servers. :)
09/24/2001 - Gabriel Goldberg, of
Computers and Publishing, Inc. posted a note to the mailing list
soliciting input for a new article he's writing: "I'm interested in
what people are doing or planning to do with mainframe Linux, how
it's being integrated into mainframe workloads, how Linux economics
compares with traditional cost of computing, etc." He provided a
pointer to a previous article he had written on Linux390:
09/24/2001 - Willem Konynenberg posted a pointer to an article written by Steven Bourne, the author of the Bourne Shell titled "An Introdution to the UNIX Shell." It can be found at: http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/users/reriksso/unix/shell.html
09/25/2001 - Neale Ferguson posted
a pointer to an interview (for lack of a better word) with Jimmy Lee,
Director of Professional Services at Equant. The title of it is
"Profiting from Open Source - How Equant Teams up with IBM to Deliver
Mainframe Linux Solutions."
09/27/2001 - Richard Hitt posted
a pointer to a book on RPM titled "Maximum RPM - Taking the Red Hat
Package Manager to the Limit." Anyone who wants to learn more about
RPM and how to use it effectively should take a look.
09/28/2001 - Sendmail announces their
new software suite for Linux/390.
09/28/2001 - Bill Hilf gave a pointer
to a guide on writing CGI scripts in REXX and Perl.