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MF57400 - LIC-MEDIA-TAPE Improved FFDC for Robotic Operations

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Abstract

LIC-MEDIA-TAPE Improved FFDC for Robotic Operations


Pre/Co-Requisite PTF / Fix List

REQ  LICENSED      PTF/FIX  LEVEL

TYPE PROGRAM  REL  NUMBER   MIN/MAX  OPTION
---- -------- ---  -------  -------  ------
CO   5770999  710  MF57401   00/00    0000
CO   5770999  710  MF56769   00/00    0000
CO   5770999  710  MF55397   00/00    0000
CO   5770999  710  MF54811   00/00    0000



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APAR Error Description / Circumvention

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If the robotics indicate the desired cartridge is in a tape
drive, and the tape drive reports no cartridge when a load is
attempted, the device driver will equipment check.

CORRECTION FOR APAR 'MA43046' :
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Apply this fix to change the ERP to attempt to move the media to
a storage slot and back to the drive.  If this allows the load
to complete, a soft error will be logged.  If the load still
fails, a hard error is logged and the driver will report a load
failure.

CIRCUMVENTION FOR APAR 'MA43046' :
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None.


Activation Instructions


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Special Instructions


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SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUPERSEDED PTF MF55409:
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This fix provides support for up to 15000 storage elements in an
attached 3584 or ProtecTIER library.
The time required for a media library to respond to the system for an
inventory request is significant, and a larger library will appear
slower to both the user interface and to applications. The tape library
response will get progressively slower as the number of elements
increases and having multiple hosts actively using the tape library
will also slow down the response times. The point at which the
performance is not acceptable depends on the workload mix, the number
of controlling systems, and the timing of the jobs running on the
systems. IBM cannot identify the general case where the performance
becomes an issue. If a large library configuration is not fast enough
in your environment, reduce the number of storage slots.


Default Instructions

THIS PTF CAN BE APPLIED IMMEDIATE OR DELAYED.



Supersedes

PTF/FIX NO(S).  APAR TITLE LINE
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   MF57007      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE Missing resource when robot is not ready
   MF56878      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE-MSGCPF5110 RMVTAPCTG
   MF56768      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE Prepare for future function
   MF56356      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE Prepare for future function
   MF56114      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE RMVTAPCTG FIXES
   MF55953      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE Cannot remove duplicate cartridge
   MF55953      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE-INCORROUT-D/T3576 MISSING CARTRIDGES IN THE I
   MF55409      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE Increase Number of Elements
   MF55391      OSP-INCORROUT-TAPE BAD INVENTORY DATA FROM THE D/T3584 CAUSE
   MF54546      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE Prepare for future function
   MF54005      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE-D/T3576-UNPRED Machine may terminate
   MF53453      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE Missing drives with multiple control paths
   MF53235      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE Prepare for future function
   MF52675      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE-D/T3576
   MF52675      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE INCREASE THE TIMEOUT FOR DRIVE/ROBOT CONNECTI
   MF52218      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE Improved FFDC for robot inventory problem
   MF51608      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE Improved Robotic ERP
   MF50951      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE Cartridge in Library with bad barcode
   MF50657      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE Robot Inventory ERP
   MF49922      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE ADDTAPCTG RMVTAPCTG boundary conditions
   MF49498      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE MLB Drive fails while mounting cartridge
   MF49382      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE-MSGCPF5270 Drive not ready
   MF48993      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE Prepare for future function
   MF48719      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE Prepare for future function
   MF48421      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE Prepare for future function
   MF48306      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE Prepare for future function
   MF47871      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE-MSGCPF67BB RMVTAPCTG when sharing a MLB

Summary Information

System.............................. i
Models..............................
Release............................. V7R1M0
Licensed Program............... 5770999
APAR Fixed.......................... View details for APAR MA43046
Superseded by:...................... View fix details for PTF MF65655
Recompile........................... N
Library............................. QSYS
MRI Feature ........................ NONE
Cum Level........................... C4143710


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Document information

More support for: i family

Software version: V7R1M0

Operating system(s): OS/400

Reference #: MF57400

Modified date: 18 November 2013