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1.165. ppc64-utils

1.165.1. RHBA-2010:0225: bug fix and enhancement update

Updated ppc64-utils packages that fix various bugs and add various enhancements are now available.
ppc64-utils is a collection of utilities for Linux running on 64-bit PowerPC platforms.
These packages address the following bugs:
* A bug existed within the ppc64-utils packages that caused a conflict with the powerpc-utils package from IBM. The power-pc-utils package provides dynamic logical partitioning (DLPAR) support, which is a common virtualization feature on the Power PC platform. This conflict forced a user to first remove the ppc61-utils package before installing the power-pc-utils package. To correct this bug, support for the lsslot and drmgr commands has been added to the ppc64-utils packages, ensuring there is no conflict when installing the powerpc-utils package. The lsslot command provides system configuration data to the user and the drmgr command is required to perform DLPAR operations. (BZ#512373)
* When attempting to use the Hardware Management Console (HMC) to display the end to end virtual device topology, no data would be shown. The scripts ls-vscsi, ls-veth and ls-vdev have been added for the HMC to use to retrieve Virtual Input and Output (VIO) information that is used to correlate with the output of lsdevinfo to display the end to end virtual device topology. (BZ#565518)
* Running lsdevinfo on an IBM POWER6 machine with a Virtual Fibre Channel resulted in incorrect errors and an incorrect device name being displayed. These updated packages make sure only necessary error messages are printed and that the correct device name is shown. (BZ#565518)
As well, these updated packages add the following enhancements:
* CLI and CIM support has been added for end to end virtual device mapping. This additional infrastructure improves the ease of use of virtualization technology by enabling the end to end virtual device view. (BZ#514813)
* Support for the -R parameter and the uniquetype field have been added to the HMC. The -R parameter recursively displays the children of the selected device and the uniquetype field is used by the HMC for filtering. (BZ#565518)
Users of ppc64-utils are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve these issues and add these enhancements.

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