Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 released

It’s been an unusual long time between releases – but now nearly eleven months after the last release Red Hat has announced the availability of RHEL 6.6. The kernel level is now kernel-2.6.32-504.el6, for the main bug fixes see the kernel update description.

As usual there are the release notes and the technical notes
in two separate documents. The complete documentation can be reached from the Red Hat documentation page.

For System z this has been a mainly a fix
release. Only a few small enhancements have been added all described in
the technical notes. Here are some of them:

  • libhugetlbfs support for System z
  • crypto updates: libica, opencryptoki
  • read only sequential data set access avoiding ftp/nfs transfers from z/OS using the zdfs file system

The IBM documentation for RHEL 6.4 on developerworks still applies for this release.

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