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IV64170: "IMFS <VG>" FAILS FOR FS WITH MOUNTPOINT AS SYMLINK APPLIES TO AIX 7100-02

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When "imfs <VG>" is run to populate /etc/filesystem, it
    could fail and give the following error when it
    encounters
    a filesystem mountpoint that is a symlink:
    
    imfs: mkdir: <mount point>: File exists
    

Local fix

  • Create the directory that the symlink points to before
    running
    imfs <VG>.
    

Problem summary

  • When "imfs <VG>" is run to populate /etc/filesystem, it
    could throw an error when it encounters a filesystem
    mountpoint that is a symlink
    

Problem conclusion

  • Check & expand symlinks in the path while trying to create the
    mountpoint.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

  • 6100-08 - use AIX APAR IV61552
    6100-09 - use AIX APAR IV61867
    6100-09 - use AIX APAR IV61867
    7100-02 - use AIX APAR IV64170
    7100-03 - use AIX APAR IV61856
    7100-04 - use AIX APAR IV62087
    

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IV64170

  • Reported component name

    AIX V7.1

  • Reported component ID

    5765H4000

  • Reported release

    710

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Submitted date

    2014-08-29

  • Closed date

    2014-08-29

  • Last modified date

    2016-05-11

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

    IV61552

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

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    AIX V7.1

  • Fixed component ID

    5765H4000

Applicable component levels

  • R710 PSY U865310

       UP15/01/19 I 1000

PTF to Fileset Mapping



Document information

More support for: AIX Enterprise Edition

Software version: 710

Operating system(s): AIX

Reference #: IV64170

Modified date: 11 May 2016