fsiucv provides the ability to connect to arbitrary VM CP and CMS IUCV-based services from Linux applications. Each IUCV connection is presented to the Linux system as a device, with semantics similar to that of a serial connection. Data can be read from or written to the IUCV connection using simple shell tools, or can be handled using the standard Unix/POSIX file manipulation tools and APIs. Configuration of the driver is handled using the sysfs interface, and both local and distributed IUCV are supported.
Linux and related applications running on IBM S/390 and zSeries mainframe hardware
Below are the SNA presentations given by David Boyes at WAVV 2005 in Colorado Springs.
EXT2FREE is a REXX function module and application library that allows CMS applications to directly access and modify data files stored in Linux ext2 and ext3 formatted minidisks attached to INACTIVE Linux systems.
This package provides a simple Linux client and a VM disconnected virtual machine allowing Linux applications to mount and manage tapes hosted by a z/VM systems.
This page contains the presentations from the January 28, 2005 MVMRUG meeting held in Columbus Ohio at NISource.
David Boyes explains how to use the z/VM "Programmable Operator" (PROP) facility to automate management of Linux on S/390 and zSeries systems. PDF
David Boyes reviews the experience of Sine Nomine Associates and others in porting various applications to Linux on the S/390 mainframe, Intel, and other hardware platforms. PDF
David Boyes provides an overview of enterprise-class applications available for the Linux platform. PDF
The VM operating system allows many hundreds, or even thousands, of Linux images to run simultaneously in their own virtual machines on a single IBM S/390 or zSeries mainframe. In this presentation, David Boyes examines what happens when the number of running Linux images is pushed to its extreme limits. A history of the widely-known "Test Plan Charlie" and lesser-known "Test Plan Omega" demonstrations is included in the presentation.