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IV64399: COL -P GIVES INCORRECT ERROR MESSAGE APPLIES TO AIX 6100-08

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • If there is an escape character at the end of the input
    to col, and this also occurs at the edge of the 512-byte
     buffer internal to col, then a '1003-708
    Invalid NUL character found in input file' error may be
    seen.
    
    For example, file new_col_test_1 contains a single line
    of text and is 1024 bytes in size, and the last two
    characters are 0x1b and 0x0a:
    
    # col -p < new_col_test_1
    col: 1003-708 Invalid NUL character found in input file.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • If there is an escape character at the end of the input
    to col, and this also occurs at the edge of the 512-byte
    buffer internal to col, then a '1003-708
    Invalid NUL character found in input file' error may be
    seen.
    For e.g a file contains a single line
    of text and is 1024 bytes in size, and the last two
    characters are 0x1b and 0x0a. Then the above error is
    seen.
    

Problem conclusion

  • Code changes are made to ensure, that escape characters
    at end of input file are handled correctly.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

  • 6100-08 - use AIX APAR IV64399
    6100-09 - use AIX APAR IV60664
    6100-09 - use AIX APAR IV60664
    7100-02 - use AIX APAR IV55648
    7100-03 - use AIX APAR IV59522
    7100-04 - use AIX APAR IV60690
    

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IV64399

  • Reported component name

    AIX 610 STD EDI

  • Reported component ID

    5765G6200

  • Reported release

    610

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Submitted date

    2014-09-02

  • Closed date

    2014-09-02

  • Last modified date

    2016-05-10

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

    IV55648

  • 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 U867349

       UP15/01/18 I 1000

PTF to Fileset Mapping



Document information

More support for: AIX Standard Edition

Software version: 610

Operating system(s): AIX

Reference #: IV64399

Modified date: 10 May 2016