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MF63690 - IPL-UNPRED SYSTEM FAILED ON THE IPL AFTER APPLYING CUMULATIV

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Abstract

IPL-UNPRED SYSTEM FAILED ON THE IPL AFTER APPLYING CUMULATIV


Pre/Co-Requisite PTF / Fix List

REQ  LICENSED           PTF/FIX  LEVEL

TYPE PROGRAM  RELEASE   NUMBER   MIN/MAX  OPTION
---- -------- --------- -------  -------  ------
NONE



NOTICE:
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Application of this PTF may disable or render ineffective programs that
use system memory addresses not generated by the IBM translator,
including programs that circumvent control technology designed to limit
interactive capacity to purchased levels.  This PTF may be a prerequisite
for future PTFs.  By applying this PTF you authorize and agree to the
foregoing.

This PTF is subject to the terms of the 'IBM License Agreement for Machine
Code', the terms of which were provided in a printed document that was
delivered with the machine.

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MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON INFRINGEMENT,
REGARDING THE PTF.


APAR Error Description / Circumvention

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Customer applied/installed MF LIC PTFs and the B side IPL
failed.

CORRECTION FOR APAR 'MA46412' :
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The IPL failure was due to a bad function call in LIC code.  The
LIC linkloader compaction has been fixed to do more robust
reference resolution to prevent a bad branch.

CIRCUMVENTION FOR APAR 'MA46412' :
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None.


Activation Instructions

None.




Special Instructions

This MF63690 PTF will force a C-Pageable LIC compaction after the PTF
is applied. You must manually permanently apply this PTF and then
perform another IPL so that it completes the compaction.

The suggested steps are:
1. Apply this PTF temporarily (requires an IPL to B side).
2. Permanently apply this PTF and verify it is permanently applied.
3. IPL again to the B side to complete the compaction processing.

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THE FOLLOWING ARE SUPERSEDED SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS. IF THE SUPERSEDED
PTF HAS ALREADY BEEN APPLIED AND ITS SPECIAL INSTRUCTION FOLLOWED,
IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO FOLLOW THAT SPECIAL INSTRUCTION AGAIN.
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SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUPERSEDED PTF MF62306:
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This PTF must be permanently applied.

It is suggested that a subset of customers perform an additional B-side
IPL to activate the fixes in this PTF.  To verify if you need to
perform an additional IPL, please do these investigation steps.

1. Sign in to SST system service tools
2. Choose 1. Start a service tool
3. Choose 4. Display/Alter/Dump
4. Choose 1. Display/Alter storage
5. Choose  3. LIC module
6. Choose 1. Find LIC module by name
7. On the "Module name" field type #qsmdprm
8. On the "LIC Module Found", scroll down one screen.
9. Look for the " Data Address . . . :" field and see if the address
is FFFFFFFF3E xxxxxx.   If you see the FFFFFFFF3E, then you should
perform another IPL so that it completes the move of the
module to a different address.


Default Instructions

THIS IS A DELAYED PTF TO BE APPLIED AT IPL TIME.



Supersedes

PTF/FIX NO(S).  APAR TITLE LINE
--------------  ------------------------------------------------------------
   MF62445      IPL-UNPRED APPLYING OF PTFS RESULTED IN MSD
   MF62830      LIC-OTHER SERVICEABILITY TOOLS ENHANCEMENTS
   MF62733      LIC-OTHER SERVICEABILITY TOOLS ENHANCEMENTS
   MF62306      IPL-UNPRED MEMORY SEGMENT DOES NOT GET FLUSHED TO DISK DURIN
   MF61446      LIC-UNPRED MSD following the RMVPTF OF MF LIC PTFs

Summary Information

System.............................. i
Models..............................
Release............................. V7R3M0
Licensed Program............... 5770999
APAR Fixed.......................... View details for APAR MA46412
Superseded by:...................... View fix details for PTF MF65280
Recompile........................... N
Library............................. QSYS
MRI Feature ........................ NONE
Cum Level........................... C7283730


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Document information

More support for: i family

Software version: V7R3M0

Operating system(s): OS/400

Reference #: MF63690

Modified date: 24 October 2017