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MF66243 - LIC-MEDIA-TAPE

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Abstract

LIC-MEDIA-TAPE


Pre/Co-Requisite PTF / Fix List

REQ  LICENSED           PTF/FIX  LEVEL

TYPE PROGRAM  RELEASE   NUMBER   MIN/MAX  OPTION
---- -------- --------- -------  -------  ------
PRE  5770999  V7R3M0    MF63959   00/00    0000
PRE  5770999  V7R3M0    MF63394   00/00    0000
PRE  5770999  V7R3M0    MF60925   00/00    0000
CO   5770999  V7R3M0    MF66246   00/00    0000
CO   5770999  V7R3M0    MF65101   00/00    0000
CO   5770999  V7R3M0    MF64373   00/00    0000
CO   5770999  V7R3M0    MF63444   00/00    0000
CO   5770999  V7R3M0    MF61773   00/00    0000
CO   5770999  V7R3M0    MF61410   00/00    0000



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APAR Error Description / Circumvention

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A 9210 PAL may occur when switching volume for a tape library in
sequential mode.

Drives in a virtual tape library with no robot may not configure
properly.

CORRECTION FOR APAR MA47758 :
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The tape device driver was not waiting long enough for the next
volume to become ready.

The tape device driver was not properly handling drives with no
robot for virtual tape libraries.

CIRCUMVENTION FOR APAR MA47758 :
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None.


DESCRIPTION OF PROBLEM FIXED FOR APAR MA47757 :
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A 9210 PAL may get logged if a drive in sequential mode requires
cleaning and the tape library does an automatic cleaning between
the unloading of a cartridge in the drive and the loading of the
next cartridge.

CORRECTION FOR APAR MA47757 :
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The tape device driver was not waiting long enough to allow the
automatic cleaning to complete so it was logging a 9210 PAL. The
code has been changed to allow more time for the cleaning to
complete.

CIRCUMVENTION FOR APAR MA47757 :
--------------------------------
None.


Activation Instructions


None.




Special Instructions


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THE FOLLOWING ARE SUPERSEDED SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS. IF THE SUPERSEDED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SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUPERSEDED PTF MF65658 :
=================================================

This is a PTF for the tape device driver.  To fully activate the PTF
the following steps must be done for all the IOPs with a tape device
attached.

To activate this PTF for an IOP
that will allow VARY ON with RESET(*YES):

1.  Vary off all tape devices attached to the IOP.
2.  Vary on one of the devices under the IOP using:

VRYCFG CFGOBJ(The device) CFGTYPE(*DEV) RESET(*YES)

and other parameters as would normally be done.
3.  Vary on all of the other devices normally.

If it is not possible to vary on with the RESET(*YES) option,
you must IPL the system to activate this PTF.

The system can still run without fully activating this PTF but
the problem being fixed may still occur until the fix is fully
activated.


Default Instructions

THIS PTF CAN BE APPLIED IMMEDIATE OR DELAYED.



Supersedes

PTF/FIX NO(S).  APAR TITLE LINE
--------------  ------------------------------------------------------------
   MF65658      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE-SRC94299220
   MF65552      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE
   MF65100      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE Service Improvement
   MF65100      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE Orphaned tape device driver
   MF64374      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE Prepare for future function
   MF63988      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE-MSGCPF5110 AT EOV FOR MULTI-PATH CAPABLE DRIV
   MF63479      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE Prepare for future function
   MF63218      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE Improve Tape IOPless driver LIC Logs
   MF63175      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE-UNPRED Drive resource is disabled
   MF63109      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE MEMORY LEAK ON IOA IPL
   MF63047      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE-MSGCPF5401 MEDIA CHANGE ON REWIND
   MF62935      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE-MSGCPF5110 DUPTAP AFTER VOLUME SWITCH
   MF62750      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE Underlength error may not be reported
   MF62750      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE Driver Reliability Improvments
   MF62474      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE LIBRARY RESOURCES FAIL IF INVENTORY CHANGES
   MF62474      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE Incorrect Lifetime Statistics
   MF62415      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE Unload using GUI causes device failure
   MF62130      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE Exception during device identification
   MF62130      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE Missing Statistics after unload
   MF61612      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE Improve FFDC Data Collection
   MF61443      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE After drive upgrade partition IPL needed
   MF61329      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE ProtecTier LUN mask when attached multipath
   MF61389      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE Function Check when IOP is IPLed
   MF61202      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE Diagnostic Improvement
   MF61202      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE Multipath failover error
   MF60991      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE Improve multipath failover
   MF60991      IPL-SRCC6004065-WAIT LIC-MEDIA-TAPE-WAIT XPF INSTALL
   MF60991      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE Multipath Improvements

Summary Information

System.............................. i
Models..............................
Release............................. V7R3M0
Licensed Program............... 5770999
APAR Fixed.......................... View details for APAR MA47758
View details for APAR MA47757
Superseded by:......................
Recompile........................... N
Library............................. QSYS
MRI Feature ........................ NONE
Cum Level........................... NONE


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Document information

More support for: i family

Software version: V7R3M0

Operating system(s): OS/400

Reference #: MF66243

Modified date: 30 July 2019