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IV53630: CRON CAN FAIL IN AN LDAP-CONFIGURED ENVIRONMENT APPLIES TO AIX 6100-09

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • In an LDAP-configured environment, cron relies on the
    setpcred() library function.  The cron daemon can fail
    upon error from setpcred().  The error message generated
    is sent in an email from cron and looks like this:
    
    Subject: Cron Job Failure
    
      : (OMITTED)
    
    Output from from cron as follows:
    Cron: Cannot set the process credentials for user \
    <login-id>
    

Local fix

  • N/A
    

Problem summary

  • Cron can fail in an LDAP configured Environment. This problem
    occurs only when LDAP client cache is enabled and its about
    to expired. Also more than one operation is executed by the
    LDAP client daemon with multiple threads. This occurs on a
    race condition.
    

Problem conclusion

  • LDAP client cache is properly handled for getuserattr
    operation.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

  • 6100-07 - use AIX APAR IV53343
    6100-08 - use AIX APAR IV53607
    6100-09 - use AIX APAR IV53630
    6100-09 - use AIX APAR IV53630
    6100-09 - use AIX APAR IV53630
    7100-01 - use AIX APAR IV57684
    7100-02 - use AIX APAR IV57151
    7100-03 - use AIX APAR IV53650
    

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IV53630

  • Reported component name

    AIX 610 STD EDI

  • Reported component ID

    5765G6200

  • Reported release

    610

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Submitted date

    2014-01-02

  • Closed date

    2014-01-02

  • Last modified date

    2014-08-14

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

    IV53343

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

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    AIX 610 STD EDI

  • Fixed component ID

    5765G6200

Applicable component levels

  • R610 PSY U859288

       UP14/05/21 I 1000

PTF to Fileset Mapping



Document information

More support for: AIX Enterprise Edition

Software version: 610

Operating system(s): AIX

Reference #: IV53630

Modified date: 14 August 2014