AIX SDD Version 1.7.2.5 cannot be deinstalled due to sddsrv respawning incorrectly

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An attempt to deinstall SDD version 1.7.2.5 will fail due to sddsrv respawning incorrectly

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Problem: Customers who have installed the AIX SDD version 1.7.2.5 and wish to de-install the product will encounter problems doing so. In order to successfully remove the product from the AIX system the following steps need to be taken:

Workaround:

Follow the remove SDD procedure in the Multipath Subsystem Device Driver User's Guide Chapter 2: Section - Removing SDD from an AIX host system

Use the following steps to stop sddsrv for Step 3.

1. If you find the following line in /etc/inittab, remove the line:

sddsrv:2:respawn:/usr/bin/startsrc -s sddsrv -e XPG_SUS_ENV=ON > /dev/null 2>&1

2. Close the inittab file

3. Enter the command telinit q

3. Enter the command stopsrc -s sddsrv


Recommended Fix

Please download and install version - 1.7.2.8, which is currently available


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More support for:

System Storage Multipath Subsystem Device Driver

Software version:

1.7.2.5

Operating system(s):

AIX 5.1/5.2/5.3/6.1

Reference #:

S1003679

Modified date:

2010-07-23

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