Recommended update for powerpc-utils

Announcement ID: SUSE-RU-2019:1980-1
Rating: moderate
Affected Products:
  • Basesystem Module 15-SP1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 15 SP1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time 15 SP1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1 Business Critical Linux 15-SP1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 SP1
  • SUSE Manager Proxy 4.0
  • SUSE Manager Retail Branch Server 4.0
  • SUSE Manager Server 4.0

An update that contains one feature and has two fixes can now be installed.


This update for powerpc-utils fixes the following issues:

  • Change the file permissions of smt_off.service to 644. (bsc#1139777)

  • Backport lprstat, scripts, update_flash, ppc64_cpu and lsslot fixes. (jsc#SLE-6176, bsc#1139456)

  • lparstat:
    • add an option to print the lparstat report similar to legacy lparstat tool
    • introduce the help command line option to print lparstat usage
    • restrict the physc and entc attribute values to two decimal places
    • correct calculation of physc to use tbr
    • Enable desired and maximum memory stats
    • Show available physical processors in the shared pool
  • scripts: Improve handling of errors from subsidiary scripts
  • update_flash:
    • Add details to extract rpm format image
  • ppc64_cpu: Limit number of CPUs for frequency calculation
  • lsslot:
    • Add ibm,dynamic-memory-v2 parsing capability
    • Split dynamic-memory v1 parsing into separate routine
  • Patch to display logical name using bootlist -o option. (jsc#SLE-6176, bsc#1139456)

Patch Instructions:

To install this SUSE update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or "zypper patch".
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

  • Basesystem Module 15-SP1
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Basesystem-15-SP1-2019-1980=1

Package List:

  • Basesystem Module 15-SP1 (ppc64le)
    • powerpc-utils-1.3.7-3.3.1
    • powerpc-utils-debuginfo-1.3.7-3.3.1
    • powerpc-utils-debugsource-1.3.7-3.3.1