Stephanie A. Glass <firstname.lastname@example.org> - 2007-10-15 10:28 EDT
1. Feature Id 201190
Feature Name Include librtas package
Category Power Servicability
Request Type Package - New
2. Short Description Include the librtas package, which provides libraries for
accessing PowerPC firmware calls and for processing the output of those firmware
calls. The librtas package can be downloaded from http://librtas.ozlabs.org/.
Architecture Specific ? Purely Arch Specific Code
Affects Toolchain ? no
Affects Installer ? no
Affects Desktop ? no
Affects Core Kernel (not mod)? no
Affects Kernel Module ? no
3. Describe the Business Case The librtas package enables a number of utilities
(including those in powerpc-utils-papr) to access PowerPC-specific firmware
calls. Without these libraries, these utilities will be unable to perform the
firmware calls that are necessary to enable hardware diagnostics, service
procedures, dynamic logical partitioning, etc.
Performance Assistance Required? no
Benefits The librtas package provides interfaces that are needed by diagnostic
and service tools, DLPAR tools, etc.
4. Sponsor Priority
IBM Confidential no
Code Contribution ? IBM code
Upstream Acceptance Accepted
Component Release Version Target librtas-1.3.2
Documentation Work no
5. Hardware to Red Hat: N/A
6. PM Contact: Josh Poulson, email@example.com, 360-857-5053
7. Technical Contact: Mike Strosaker, firstname.lastname@example.org, 512-838-9839
------- Comment From email@example.com 2007-10-17 13:51 EDT-------
The latest source tarball can be downloaded from the community site at
RHEL4.7 is focused more on stability opposed to feature enablement. At this
point in the product's lifecycle we're avoiding adding support for additional,
Perhaps the RHEL4 is appropriate http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL
-RHEL Product Management
Product Management has reviewed and declined this request. You may appeal this
decision by reopening this request.
------- Comment From firstname.lastname@example.org 2007-11-01 14:34 EDT-------
Quiting this feature request as WontFix since REd Hat will not take it.