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IV50187: UNABLE TO UPDATE SYSTEM FIRMWARE ON P8 DUE TO MEMORY FAILURE. APPLIES TO AIX 7100-03

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • (For non-HMC managed) P8 system firmware images are too large
    to fit in the default number of segments that the update
    tool/executable have access to. This results in either a
    message referring to a memory allocation failure or error
    reading the image file.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • (For non-HMC managed) P8 system firmware images are too large
    to fit in the default number of segments that the update
    tool/executable have access to. This results in either a
    message referring to a memory allocation failure or error
    reading the image file.
    

Problem conclusion

  • Link update_flash utility and reboot command with maxdata.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

  • 6100-07 - use AIX APAR IV58308
    6100-08 - use AIX APAR IV57892
    6100-09 - use AIX APAR IV50543
    6100-09 - use AIX APAR IV50543
    6100-09 - use AIX APAR IV50543
    7100-01 - use AIX APAR IV57590
    7100-02 - use AIX APAR IV57051
    7100-03 - use AIX APAR IV50187
    

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IV50187

  • Reported component name

    AIX V7.1

  • Reported component ID

    5765H4000

  • Reported release

    710

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Submitted date

    2013-09-30

  • Closed date

    2013-09-30

  • Last modified date

    2014-08-14

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    AIX V7.1

  • Fixed component ID

    5765H4000

Applicable component levels

  • R710 PSY U866420

       UP14/05/22 I 1000



Document information

More support for: AIX Enterprise Edition

Software version: 710

Operating system(s): AIX

Reference #: IV50187

Modified date: 14 August 2014