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MF64207 - LIC-PERF SMB2 Query Directory Causing Paging

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Abstract

LIC-PERF SMB2 Query Directory Causing Paging


Pre/Co-Requisite PTF / Fix List

REQ  LICENSED           PTF/FIX  LEVEL

TYPE PROGRAM  RELEASE   NUMBER   MIN/MAX  OPTION
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NONE



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APAR Error Description / Circumvention

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The IBM i NetServer QZLSSERVER job experiences high paging
levels when SMB2 is in use.

CORRECTION FOR APAR MA46670 :
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An internal heap allocation used by IBM i NetServer for Query
Directory operations is much larger than necessary.  Frequent
Query Directory operations will cause a lot of system activity
to allocate and clear heap space.

This PTF reduces the internal allocation to an appropriate size
for the amount of data that can be returned in a Query Directory
response.

CIRCUMVENTION FOR APAR MA46670 :
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None.


Activation Instructions


None.




Special Instructions


ENDTCPSVR *NETSVR before applying or removing this PTF.
STRTCPSVR *NETSVR after applying or removing this PTF.

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THE FOLLOWING ARE SUPERSEDED SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS. IF THE SUPERSEDED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SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUPERSEDED PTF MF64187 :
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ENDTCPSVR *NETSVR before applying or removing the PTF.
STRTCPSVR *NETSVR after applying or removing the PTF.

IBM i NetServer can be configured to disable the SMB1 protocol by using
the following command:

CALL QZLSMAINT PARM('40' '1' '0x100')

The configuration change takes effect immediately, and any existing
SMB1 connections to the server will fail.  It is recommended to make
the configuration change while NetServer is not active.


Use of the SMB1 protocol can be restored by calling the following
command, if needed:

CALL QZLSMAINT PARM('40' '2' '0x100')


Whenever the server is configured to enable or disable a version of the
SMB protocol, it may be necessary to reboot client PCs for the client
to begin using the new settings.


Default Instructions

THIS PTF CAN BE APPLIED IMMEDIATE OR DELAYED.



Supersedes

PTF/FIX NO(S).  APAR TITLE LINE
--------------  ------------------------------------------------------------
   MF64187      LIC-OTHER Allow Disable of SMB1 Support for IBM i NetServer
   MF64050      LIC-INCORROUT SMB2 Close chained after Query fails with STAT
   MF63675      LIC-INCORROUT 'SAVE AS' FROM INTERNET EXPLORER TO A NETSERVE
   MF63672      OSP-MSGMCH3203 HEAP SPACE PROBLEM CAUSES NETSERVER TO FAIL T
   MF63402      LIC-INCORROUT SMB2 COMPATIBILITY ENHANCEMENTS
   MF63369      LIC-INCORROUT SMB2 Delete Fails for Some Clients
   MF63136      LIC-OTHER-INCORROUT WINDOWS SYSTEM ERROR 1359 MAPPING SMB2 N
   MF61210      LIC-OTHER-INCORROUT NETSERVER ACCESS DENIED
   MF60936      LIC Support Raw NTLMSSP Authentication to IBM i NetServer
   MF62394      OSP-OTHER-UNPRED WINDOWS CLIENT GETS "SYSTEM ERROR 1359" WHE
   MF62364      OSP-OTHER-INCORROUT CANNOT WRITE TO NETSERVER SHARE WHEN "AL
   MF61485      LIC-INCORROUT SMB2 Null bytes padded at end of file
   MF61182      LIC-OTHER IBM i NetServer does not grant SMB2 oplocks
   MF61075      LIC-OTHER Listing shares by UNC server name fails for Window
   MF61075      LIC-OTHER SMB2 with Samba client slow when signing is requir
   MF61075      LIC-OTHER SMB2 Lock requests may unexpectedly conflict
   MF60937      LIC Heap Storage Leak for IBM i NetServer SMB2 Requests
   MF60937      LIC-INCORROUT SMB2 Sharing Violation on Get Attributes
   MF60934      LIC Multiple SMB2 Failures with Samba 4 Clients

Summary Information

System.............................. i
Models..............................
Release............................. V7R3M0
Licensed Program............... 5770999
APAR Fixed.......................... View details for APAR MA46670
Superseded by:...................... View fix details for PTF MF66385
Recompile........................... N
Library............................. QSYS
MRI Feature ........................ NONE
Cum Level........................... C8025730


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Document information

More support for: i family

Software version: V7R3M0

Operating system(s): OS/400

Reference #: MF64207

Modified date: 23 October 2017