AIX APAR causes Launcher to crash or hang when spawning processes on 64-bit WebSphere Transformation Extender

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Problem(Abstract)

On AIX® systems, an AIX APAR causes the Launcher to crash or hang when spawning processes on 64-bit WebSphere Transformation Extender.

Symptom

Memory corruption causes random Launcher process crashes or hangs.


Cause

A known AIX problem can cause memory corruption in processes that use malloc buckets.

Resolving the problem

Edit the $DTX_HOME_DIR/bin/launcher.sh file and comment the lines as shown below:


#  if [ "`uname`" = "AIX" ]
#  then
#    export MALLOCOPTIONS=pool,buckets,bucket_sizing_factor:16,multiheap:8,considersize
#  fi


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Document information


More support for:

WebSphere Transformation Extender
Launcher

Software version:

8.4.0.0, 8.4.0.1, 8.4.0.2, 8.4.0.3

Operating system(s):

AIX

Reference #:

1625872

Modified date:

2013-04-25

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