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IV66684: /ETC/RC.TCPIP BECOMES EMPTY BY CHRCTCP COMMAND IF /TMP IS FULL APPLIES TO AIX 7100-03

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • chrctcp command is used by smit to modify /etc/rc.tcpip
    file. To modify /etc/rc.tcpip, chrctcp uses /tmp
    directory
    to store a temporary file which will have the modified
    rc.tcpip content. If /tmp file system is full, it fails
    to write new contents into the temporary file, and
    blindly
    replace /etc/rc.tcpip with the empty or partial entries.
    

Local fix

  • Keep /tmp file system not being full
    

Problem summary

  • rc.tcpip can get corrupted while updating, if /tmp has no
    free space.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The code of chrctcp is changed to fix this issue. It will
    check if /tmp is full before updating rc.tcpip.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

  • 6100-08 - use AIX APAR IV70046
    6100-09 - use AIX APAR IV65778
    7100-02 - use AIX APAR IV70289
    7100-03 - use AIX APAR IV66684
    

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IV66684

  • Reported component name

    AIX V7.1

  • Reported component ID

    5765H4000

  • Reported release

    710

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Submitted date

    2014-11-07

  • Closed date

    2014-11-07

  • Last modified date

    2015-09-30

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

    IV65778

  • 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 U862226

       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 #: IV66684

Modified date: 30 September 2015