Archives of linuxvm.org
03/02/2005 - Chris Little posted a pointer
to an IBM case study/success story involving his department using Linux/390.
03/07/2005 - Carsten Otte talked about
a new IBM-written HOWTO that talks about sharing file systems between
Linux/390 guests on z/VM using the Execute-in-Place file system (xip):
"How to Improve the Performance of Linux on z/VM with Execute-in-Place
Technology (Linux Kernel 2.6 - April 2004 stream)," and "How to use
Execute-in-Place Technology with Linux on z/VM."
03/07/2005 - Mark Post announced that
Sine Nomine Associates had offered to let him use their bug tracking
system for Slack/390 problem tracking. He said "you can open a problem
report simply by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll
get an email notification, and will know to look into it.
03/13/2005 - A number of presentations from SHARE 104 in Anaheim, California have been added to the presentations page of this site.
03/13/2005 - Mark Post finished
forward porting the developerWorks patches to the 2.4.29 kernel.
He produced two versions, one set is complete through the -22 patch,
and the other through the -24 patch. In both cases, it was verified
that "they compile with the Slack/390 default kernel configuration,
and IPL. No other testing has been done."
03/15/2005 - David Boyes announced that
the presentations from yesterdays Hillgang meeting were now available on
Sine Nomine's web site. Pointers to them have also been added to the
presentations page of this site.
03/15/2005 - A z/Journal article, written
by Mark Post, on commercial and no-cost Linux/390 distributions is now
available online. He says "Unfortunately, it was submitted for publication
well before I knew that the S/390[x] version of Tao Linux wasn't being
maintained any longer. s/tao/centos/ as needed."
03/15/2005 - The "Binary Distributions"
information from the left side of the main page has been removed, completely
reworked, and transferred to a new page on the site. This should bring the
page completely up to date in terms of what distributions are available
for the mainframe, and which ones are being kept updated, etc.
03/17/2005 - Dave Jones contributed a
presentation on "Accessing LINUX file systems from CMS" that he gave at
the Metropolitan VM Users Association in January. It has been added to
the presentations page on this site.
03/17/2005 - Neale Ferguson has uploaded
a package of mono-1.1.4 RPMs for S/390 to the site. It's on the large
side (~20MB), so be patient if you're on a dial up line.
03/21/2005 - Neale Ferguson has uploaded a new version of his cpint program, version 2.3.0. This version is for 2.6 kernels only. According to the change log, this version:
03/21/2005 - Neale Ferguson found a new
IBM Redpiece titled "Linux on zSeries: Samba-3 Performance Observations."
The abstract states "This Redpaper was developed to provide readers with
basic performance guidelines for Samba Version 3.0.5 on zSeries Linux
and to give background information that can be used in configuring and
tuning the Samba V3 environment. The data collected was developed
using an IBM internal workload generator to simulate a heavy
transaction load. The paper identifies parameters for optimum
performance of Samba V3."
03/23/2005 - Gerhard Hiller of IBM reported the following updates on the DeveloperWorks web site:
03/24/2005 - Neale Ferguson and Mark
Post spotted some news coming out of Novell's Brainshare conference.
The "Department of Transportation for the State of Oregon is migrating
critical components of its driver's license management system to
Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Server running on an IBM zSeries
03/25/2005 - Steve Gentry spotted a draft
version of a new Redbook, "z/VM and Linux on zSeries: From LPAR to
Virtual Servers in Two Days, SG24-6695." The abstract states:
03/26/2005 - Neale Ferguson has uploaded
a package of mono-1.1.5 RPMs for S/390 to the site. It's on the large
side (~21MB), so be patient if you're on a dial up line.
03/28/2005 - Jim Sibley spotted a new
IBM document on transitioning from Linux/390 2.4-based systems to 2.6.
The IBM Linux on zSeries page says "This book provides guidance for
those who want take advantage of the latest Linux features, moving
from the Linux 2.4 kernel to the Linux 2.6 kernel using the SUSE
Linux or Red Hat distributions."
03/31/2005 - Peter Webb reported a short
article that talked about Deutsche Bahn, Europe's biggest railway, migrating
workload from 300 Intel servers to Linux/390.