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IV64783: GENSYMS FAILED TO GENERATE SYMBOLS FOR THE BIGGER EXECUTABLE. APPLIES TO AIX 7100-03

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • gensyms failed to generate symbols for the bigger
    executable.
    If the executable size is around greater than 3GB then
    gensyms fails. It will work fine for smaller
    executable's.
    
    -> ls -l ibig.tsk_bk
    -rwxrwxrwx    1 root     system   4414085550 Aug 22 01:35
    ibig.tsk_bk
    root@daylight3:/test_fs
    
    -> /usr/bin/gensyms -k /unix -s -b ./ibig.tsk > t
    Warning: could  not get symbols for ./ibig.tsk
    root@daylight3:/test_fs
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:
    * Systems running the 7100-03 Technology Level with
    * bos.perf.tools below 7.1.3.45
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:
    * gensyms failed to generate symbols for the bigger
    * executable.
    * If the executable size is around greater than 3GB then
    * gensyms fails. It will work fine for smaller
    * executable's.
    * -> ls -l ibig.tsk_bk
    * -rwxrwxrwx    1 root     system   4414085550 Aug 22 01:35
    * ibig.tsk_bk
    * root@daylight3:/test_fs
    * -> /usr/bin/gensyms -k /unix -s -b ./ibig.tsk > t
    * Warning: could  not get symbols for ./ibig.tsk
    * root@daylight3:/test_fs
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:
    * Install APAR IV64783.
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • Modified the gensyms code to generate symbols.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

  • 6100-08 - use AIX APAR IV70133
    6100-09 - use AIX APAR IV64930
    7100-02 - use AIX APAR IV70197
    7100-03 - use AIX APAR IV64783
    

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IV64783

  • Reported component name

    AIX V7.1

  • Reported component ID

    5765H4000

  • Reported release

    710

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    YesPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Submitted date

    2014-09-11

  • Closed date

    2014-09-11

  • Last modified date

    2015-09-30

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    AIX V7.1

  • Fixed component ID

    5765H4000

Applicable component levels

  • R710 PSY U865843

       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 #: IV64783

Modified date: 30 September 2015