Recommended update for powerpc-utils

SUSE Recommended Update: Recommended update for powerpc-utils
Announcement ID: SUSE-RU-2020:0402-1
Rating: moderate
References: #1158312 #1161925
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15-SP1

An update that has two recommended fixes can now be installed.


This update for powerpc-utils fixes the following issues:

  • New IBM POWER firmware supports new devicetree format for storing system topology in devicetree. Support for this new format was optional but with new firmware and large system configuration the data cannot be represented with the old inefficient format anymore. (jsc#SLE-11094, jsc#SLE-11193, jsc#SLE-11092, jsc#SLE-11319, jsc#ECO-935) (fate#326955)
  • Logical Partition (LPAR) losing Resource Monitoring and Control (RMC) after Live Partition Mobility (LPM) operation on POWER systems with more than 24TB main memory installed (bsc#1161925) (bsc#1158312)

Patch Instructions:

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

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15-SP1:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Basesystem-15-SP1-2020-402=1

Package List:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15-SP1 (ppc64le):
    • powerpc-utils-
    • powerpc-utils-debuginfo-
    • powerpc-utils-debugsource-