IC92185: FASTBACK CLIENT CAUSES OSAL_TRACE.TXT SIZE TO INCREASE

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • After installing the 6.x Fastback Linux client the
    OSAL_trace.txt file can grow very large with repeating entries
    like the following:
    File descriptor 5 (/dev/ioreporter) leaked on pvdisplay
    invocation. Parent PID 7917: /bin/bash
    File descriptor 5 (/dev/ioreporter) leaked on pvs invocation.
    Parent PID 7922: /bin/bash
    This can contribute to space exhaustion on the system volume.
    Tivoli Storage Manager Versions Affected: Linux Fastback Client
    6.x
    Initial Impact: Medium
    Additional Keywords: Linux grow huge space exhausted size FSBK
    limit
    

Local fix

  • 1. truncate the osal_trace.txt by following command
    cat /dev/null > osal_trace.txt
    2. Edit the volume_script.sh script to disable the LVM warning
    message by adding the following lines to main procedure:
    #      The main procedure
    ################################################################
    ############
    # Execute lvm commands and get info
    LVM_SUPPRESS_FD_WARNINGS=1
    export LVM_SUPPRESS_FD_WARNINGS
    

Problem summary

  • *
    ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED: IBM Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack client   *
    * 6.1.6, 6.1.7 running on all Microsoft Windows platforms.     *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: See ERROR DESCRIPTION                   *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION: Apply fixing level when available. This      *
    *                 problem is currently projected to be fixed   *
    *                 in level 6.1.9. Note that until the fixing   *
    *                 level is available, this information is   .  *
    *                 subject to change at the discretion of IBM.  *
    ****************************************************************
    *
    

Problem conclusion

  • Background:
    OSAL_trace.txt file can grow very large with repeating warnings.
    Fix:
    TSM Fastback has been fixed to correct this problem.
    

Temporary fix

  • A fix for this problem is currently targeted for interim fix
    package 6.1.8.1. Until the interim fix is actually available
    this information is subject to change at the discretion of IBM.
    

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IC92185

  • Reported component name

    TSM FASTBACK

  • Reported component ID

    5724FSBBK

  • Reported release

    61L

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2013-05-08

  • Closed date

    2013-06-26

  • Last modified date

    2013-08-22

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    TSM FASTBACK

  • Fixed component ID

    5724FSBBK

Applicable component levels

  • R61W PSY

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Document information


More support for:

Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack

Software version:

6.1.1

Reference #:

IC92185

Modified date:

2013-08-22

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