Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 512373
[LTC 5.5 FEAT] Add drmgr and lsslot to DLPAR tools package 
Last modified: 2014-01-12 19:09:35 EST
Emily J. Ratliff <firstname.lastname@example.org> -
1. Feature Overview:
Feature Id: 
a. Name of Feature: Add drmgr and lsslot to DLPAR tools package
b. Feature Description
The ppc64-utils package included in RHEL 5.4 does not include drmgr or lsslot. lsslot provides
system configuration data to the user. drmgr is required to perform DLPAR operations.
2. Feature Details:
Sponsor: PPC - P
Arch Specificity: Purely Arch Specific Code
Delivery Mechanism: Direct from community
Category: Power Virtualization
Request Type: Package - Version Update
d. Upstream Acceptance: Accepted
IBM Confidential: no
Code Contribution: IBM code
g. Component Version Target:
3. Business Case
DLPAR is a common virtualization feature on the Power platform. Customers wanting DLPAR support
today, must first remove the ppc64-utils package before installing the powerpc-utils package from an
IBM site, since the packages conflict. Adding this support to ppc64-utils will remove this
requirement and make it much easier for a Power customer to use DLPAR with Linux.
4. Primary contact at Red Hat:
5. Primary contacts at Partner:
Project Management Contact:
Mike Wortman, email@example.com
Nathan Fontenot, firstname.lastname@example.org
Alexander Johnson, email@example.com
------- Comment From firstname.lastname@example.org 2009-09-21 12:08 EDT-------
The latest version of powerpc-utils (v1.2.1) is available at powerpc-utils.sourceforge.net, or you can download a tarball directly at http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/powerpc-utils/powerpc-utils-1.2.1.tar.gz.
We need to confirm that there is commitment to test
for the resolution of this request during the RHEL 5.5 Test
Phase, if it is accepted into the release.
RHEL 5.5 Beta Test Phase is expected to begin around February
Please post a confirmation as soon as possible,
including the contact information for testing engineers.
IBM is signed up to test and provide feedback.
IBM, is your proposed change also in upstream? I don't see it at http://powerpc-utils.ozlabs.org/
------- Comment From email@example.com 2009-10-27 12:20 EDT-------
(In reply to comment #8)
> IBM, is your proposed change also in upstream? I don't see it at
The powerpc-utils package has moved to sourceforge. The updated package is available here:
I see, thanks.
This enhancement request was evaluated by the full Red Hat Enterprise Linux
team for inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux minor release. As a
result of this evaluation, Red Hat has tentatively approved inclusion of
this feature in the next Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update minor release.
While it is a goal to include this enhancement in the next minor release
of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the enhancement is not yet committed for
inclusion in the next minor release pending the next phase of actual
code integration and successful Red Hat and partner testing.
Fixed in ppc64-utils-0.11-13.el5
Release note added. If any revisions are required, please set the
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All revisions will be proofread by the Engineering Content Services team.
This is pure future feature enhancement.
Link for changelog: http://powerpc-utils.git.sourceforge.net/git/gitweb.cgi?p=powerpc-utils/powerpc-utils;a=blob;f=Changelog;h=592d3e8aac2e8ded4122f7b156f8713783ae8607;hb=HEAD
------- Comment From firstname.lastname@example.org 2010-02-10 11:55 EDT-------
Verified in RHEL 5.5 Beta.
moving to VERIFIED as per comment #17
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.
------- Comment From email@example.com 2010-04-08 10:39 EDT-------
Fixed in Red Hat errata: