Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 566263
[5.6 FEAT] New package: servicelog-0.2.9
Last modified: 2010-10-18 15:42:50 EDT
1. Feature Overview:
Feature Id: 
a. Name of Feature: [5.6 FEAT] New package: servicelog-0.2.9
b. Feature Description
servicelog packages is not currently present in the RHEL5 series, but is important for IBM Director
and other management tools. This is a request to add servicelog-0.2.9 to RHEL5.6.
Source code can be obtained from:
2. Feature Details:
Sponsor: Power RAS
Arch Specificity: purely arch specific code
Affects Kernel Modules: No
Delivery Mechanism: Direct from Community
Category: system management
Request Type: Package - Version Update
d. Upstream Acceptance: No Code Required
Sponsor Priority P3
f. Severity: high
IBM Confidential: No
Code Contribution: IBM code
g. Component Version Target:
3. Business Case
Some third party applications, such as IBM Director, require servicelog in order to access and
modify system events, such as hardware errors or maintenance such as adapter replacements.
Servicelog is essential for the smooth management of a Power server, using Director.
4. Primary contact at Red Hat:
5. Primary contacts at Partner:
Project Management Contact:
Michael W. Wortman, firstname.lastname@example.org
BRAD PETERS, email@example.com
IBM, has this package been requested for RHEL 6? If it is not accepted for RHEL 6 it will not be accepted for RHEL 5.6 as the lost functionality would be considered a regression.
------- Comment From firstname.lastname@example.org 2010-04-21 19:58 EDT-------
Update request was indeed made for RHEL6 in IBM BZ#60845 (not sure of RHBZ#). Currently asking Mike Wortman what the status is on that request.
------- Comment From email@example.com 2010-04-23 13:07 EDT-------
After a bit more investigation, that servicelog package-add request (IBM BZ60845) was made was too late for RHEL6, so it was targeting RHEL6.1 instead. Thus, we are left without servicelog on RHEL6, and indeed this could be viewed as a regression.
Thanks for the update. Unfortunately we won't be able to consider this for RHEL 5.x until it goes into a version of RHEL 6.x so we will go ahead and Nak it for 5.6 but please request it for RHEL 6.1 when we begin taking requests for that release and after that you can request it again for the RHEL 5.x release at that point, probably 5.7.
Is https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=463284 the RHEL 6.0 request for this package? If so it is already in VERIFIED state so we should indeed review this for RHEL 5.6 inclusion.
Adding Roman to cc:
Out of capacity to do this for RHEL 5.6, closing as DEFERRED and adding to the IBM 5.7 tracker