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IV55785: SRCMSTR CAN'T START SOME SERVICES SOMETIMES WHILE SYSTEM BOOTS. APPLIES TO AIX 7100-03

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Some services such as syslogd, snmpd and inets, that get
    started by srcmstr at boot time may fail to start because
    the same socket file gets created by mktemmp() calls made
    by startsrc.
    It is possible that multiple processes may generate
    the same temporary filename to use for their socket.
    When this happens, the first process that opens the
    socket proceeds normally, but the second one fails
    because it is unable to open the socket.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • The System Resource Controller fails to start some subsystems.
    The root cause of this issue is socket create in startsrc make
    temporary files which have the same name when multiple
    startsrcs are executed. After the collision of the temporary
    file name occurs,startsrc can't bind the socket and fails to
    start services like syslogd, inetd and snmpd etc.
    

Problem conclusion

  • create unique temporary socket filename to avoid collision
    of the temporary file names created from multiple startsrcs.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

  • 6100-07 - use AIX APAR IV52152
    6100-08 - use AIX APAR IV58038
    6100-09 - use AIX APAR IV56393
    6100-09 - use AIX APAR IV56393
    6100-09 - use AIX APAR IV56393
    7100-01 - use AIX APAR IV57679
    7100-02 - use AIX APAR IV57146
    7100-03 - use AIX APAR IV55785
    7100-03 - use AIX APAR IV55785
    7100-03 - use AIX APAR IV55785
    7100-04 - use AIX APAR IV56408
    

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IV55785

  • Reported component name

    AIX V7.1

  • Reported component ID

    5765H4000

  • Reported release

    710

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Submitted date

    2014-02-21

  • Closed date

    2014-03-07

  • Last modified date

    2016-05-10

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

    IV52152

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

    004AC1Ÿ U866390

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    AIX V7.1

  • Fixed component ID

    5765H4000

Applicable component levels

  • R710 PSY U866390

       UP14/05/22 I 1000



Document information

More support for: AIX Enterprise Edition

Software version: 710

Operating system(s): AIX

Reference #: IV55785

Modified date: 10 May 2016