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IV55958: REDUCE CPU FABRIC CHATTER TO AVOID HANG DURING DR EVENTS APPLIES TO AIX 6100-09

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • System responds sluggishly or is completely hung.
    
    Multiple CPUs show the following stack as they spin on atomic
    op
    
    pvthread+010E00 STACK:  Ý0000AF28¨.fetch_and_nop+000008 ()
    Ý000DE37C¨dr_mpc_freeze_handler+0000DC ()
    Ý001EACBC¨drp_mpc_handler+00013C () Ý0030C244¨i_softmod+000584
    () Ý00154A14¨flih_util+000260 ()
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • System responds sluggishly or is completely hung.
    
    Multiple CPUs show the following stack as they spin on atomic
    op
    
    pvthread+010E00 STACK:   0000AF28 .fetch_and_nop+000008 ()
     000DE37C dr_mpc_freeze_handler+0000DC ()
     001EACBC drp_mpc_handler+00013C ()  0030C244 i_softmod+000584
    ()  00154A14 flih_util+000260 ()
    

Problem conclusion

  • Perform an unserialized read of the shared word first and then
    a serialized, atomic read only when the first read indicates a
    value is present.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

  • 6100-09 - use AIX APAR IV55958
    6100-09 - use AIX APAR IV55958
    6100-09 - use AIX APAR IV55958
    7100-03 - use AIX APAR IV55974
    7100-04 - use AIX APAR IV56109
    

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IV55958

  • Reported component name

    AIX 610 STD EDI

  • Reported component ID

    5765G6200

  • Reported release

    610

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Submitted date

    2014-02-26

  • Closed date

    2014-02-26

  • Last modified date

    2017-06-19

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

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

    IV55974 IV56109 IV97287

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    AIX 610 STD EDI

  • Fixed component ID

    5765G6200

Applicable component levels

  • R610 PSY U859304

       UP14/05/21 I 1000

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Document information

More support for: AIX Standard Edition

Software version: 610

Operating system(s): AIX

Reference #: IV55958

Modified date: 19 June 2017