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IV64456: RACE CONDITION CAUSES CORRUPTION OF /ETC/QCONFIG APPLIES TO AIX 6100-08 15/01/29 PTF PECHANGE

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • In 7.1 TL3, you may experience corruption of /etc/qconfig
    when adding or removing print queues, especiall on a more
    active system with several print queues defined and
    printers.
    

Local fix

  • N/A
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:
    * Systems running the 6100-08 Technology Level with
    * bos.rte.printers or printers.rte at 6.1.8.17
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:
    * User may experience corruption of /etc/qconfig when adding or
    * removing print queues, especially on a more active system with
    * several print queues.
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:
    * Install APAR IV64456.
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • Appropriate code changes to get lock that will avoid any error
    message in case many queues are simultaneously added and
    removed.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

  • 6100-08 - use AIX APAR IV64456
    6100-09 - use AIX APAR IV63893
    7100-02 - use AIX APAR IV64249
    7100-03 - use AIX APAR IV63587
    

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IV64456

  • Reported component name

    AIX 610 STD EDI

  • Reported component ID

    5765G6200

  • Reported release

    610

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    YesPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Submitted date

    2014-09-02

  • Closed date

    2014-09-02

  • Last modified date

    2015-01-29

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

    IV63587

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

    U868598

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    AIX 610 STD EDI

  • Fixed component ID

    5765G6200

Applicable component levels

  • R610 PSY U868598

       UP15/01/18 I 1000



Document information

More support for: AIX Standard Edition

Software version: 610

Operating system(s): AIX

Reference #: IV64456

Modified date: 29 January 2015