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IV55883: HEA CAN LOG ERRORS IF JUMBO PACKET IS RECEIVED APPLIES TO AIX 6100-09

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • In a blade environment, PHYP must set the hardware to
    receive jumbo frames because there is no user interface
    to alter the setting.  If the HEA AIX driver is set to
    not
    have jumbo frames and the HEA is put into promiscuous
    mode,
    a HEA PHYP error will occur when a jumbo frame is
    received.
    
    For non-blade environments, this can also occur due to
    the
    user setting the hardware to accept jumbo frames yet not
    setting the AIX driver to accept jumbo frames.
    
    The error as seen by the AIX user is an HEA_INFO error
    although that error can be produced for a number of
    reasons.
    

Local fix

  • Enable jumbo frames on the HEA AIX driver.
    

Problem summary

  • In a blade environment, PHYP must set the hardware to receive
    jumbo frames because there is no user interface to alter the
    setting.If the HEA AIX driver is set to not have jumbo frames
    and the HEA is put into promiscuous mode, a HEA PHYP error will
    occur when a jumbo frame is received.
    
    For non-blade environments, this can also occur due to the user
    setting the hardware to accept jumbo frames yet not setting the
    AIX driver to accept jumbo frames.
    
    The error as seen by the AIX user is an HEA_INFO error although
    that error can be produced for a number of reasons.
    

Problem conclusion

  • Code added to workaround this problem by forcing the driver to
    allocate resources to handle jumbo packets.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

  • 6100-09 - use AIX APAR IV55883
    6100-09 - use AIX APAR IV55883
    6100-09 - use AIX APAR IV55883
    7100-03 - use AIX APAR IV55965
    7100-04 - use AIX APAR IV55888
    

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IV55883

  • Reported component name

    AIX 610 STD EDI

  • Reported component ID

    5765G6200

  • Reported release

    610

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Submitted date

    2014-02-25

  • Closed date

    2014-02-25

  • Last modified date

    2016-05-10

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

    IV53289

  • 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 U857407

       UP15/11/20 I 1000

PTF to Fileset Mapping



Document information

More support for: AIX Standard Edition

Software version: 610

Operating system(s): AIX

Reference #: IV55883

Modified date: 10 May 2016