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IV63197: PERL (DCI) PROCESS LEFT RUNNING AFTER NIM INSTALL USING DSM APPLIES TO AIX 7100-03

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • After performing a NIM install to a client that utilizes
    DSM (Distributed Systems Management), a perl process may
    be left running which consumes CPU cycles.  The process
    will look similar to this:
    # ps -ef | grep dsm
        root <PID>        1 120 16:18:16      -  1:43
       /usr/bin/perl /opt/ibm/sysmgt/dsm/dsmbin/dci -f -c
       -I hmc -H <HMC_IP>
       -p <password_file>
       -o TargetName=1,TargetLPARID=1,
       TargetHWTypeModel=<MTM>,TargetHWSerialNum=<SN>
    

Local fix

  • Once the lpar_netboot process completes, the perl/dci
    process may be killed:
    # kill <PID>
    

Problem summary

  • After performing a NIM install to a client that utilizes
    DSM (Distributed Systems Management), a perl process may
    be left running which consumes CPU cycles.
    

Problem conclusion

  • Closing the console that kills perl process.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

  • 7100-03 - use AIX APAR IV63197
    

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IV63197

  • Reported component name

    AIX V7.1

  • Reported component ID

    5765H4000

  • Reported release

    710

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Submitted date

    2014-08-04

  • Closed date

    2014-09-15

  • Last modified date

    2015-05-22

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

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

    IV64928 IV64935

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    AIX V7.1

  • Fixed component ID

    5765H4000

Applicable component levels

  • R710 PSY U865701

       UP15/05/19 I 1000

PTF to Fileset Mapping



Document information

More support for: AIX Enterprise Edition

Software version: 710

Operating system(s): AIX

Reference #: IV63197

Modified date: 22 May 2015