IZ99020: WATCHDOG CALLS TO CINFO SOMETIMES DO NOT TERMINATE.
Fixes are available
Closed as program error.
The watchdog component of the OS Agent for Unix and Linux calls the "cinfo" command to check agent status and get instance information. Sometimes the "cinfo" command does not return a value which can result in the process for the command not terminating.
Watchdog can be disabled with the following steps: Edit the lz.ini or ux.ini and comment out the line the starts with KCA_CAP_DIR. (Note the value on the right might have a slightly different value based on the release). # KCA_CAP_DIR=$CANDLEHOME$/config/CAP:/opt/IBM/CAP and add the line KCA_CAP_DIR= Stop and restart the OS Agent.
Watchdog calls to cinfo sometimes do not terminate. When the watchdog utility which is part of the OS agent issues calls to the "cinfo" command sometimes the calls do not terminate which results in extraneous "cinfo" processes running in the background. This can occur on either the UNIX or Linux OS agents.
Code has been updated to terminate an externally launched command that has not terminated after twenty minutes. Commands can include calls to "cinfo" and "itmcmd". The fix for this APAR is not supported on the following platforms due to threading issues in the kernel: li6243 - Linux Intel R2.4 (32 bit) ls3243 - Linux S390 R2.4 (31 bit) ls3246 - Linux S390 R2.4 (64 bit) The fix for this APAR is contained in the following maintenance packages: | fix pack | 6.2.2-TIV-ITM-FP0006 | interim fix | 188.8.131.52-TIV-ITM_UNIX-IF0009 | interim fix | 184.108.40.206-TIV-ITM_LINUX-IF0008 | interim fix | 220.127.116.11-TIV-ITM_UNIX-IF0004 | interim fix | 18.104.22.168-TIV-ITM_UNIX-IF0005 | interim fix | 22.214.171.124-TIV-ITM_LINUX-IF0003 | fix pack | 6.2.2-TIV-ITM-FP0006
Watchdog can be disabled until the fix can be applied. - Edit the < lz | ux >.ini and comment out the line that starts with KCA_CAP_DIR. (Note the value on the right might have a slightly different value based on the release). # KCA_CAP_DIR=$CANDLEHOME$/config/CAP:/opt/IBM/CAP and add the line KCA_CAP_DIR= - Stop and restart the OS Agent
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ITM AGENT UNIX
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ITM AGENT UNIX
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