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IV69810: NON-INITIALIZED ARRAYS CAUSE CORE DUMP IN NMON APPLIES TO AIX 7100-03

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • topas_nmon core dump with below stack:
    (dbx) where
    strlen() at 0xd0105880
    _doprnt(??, ??, ??) at 0xd0133c10
    fprintf(0xf082e2a0, 0x300027d8, 0x2ff30030, 0x7f7f0000,
    0x0, 0x11a60065,0x11a60065, 0x2ff2fff0) at 0xd012bfb4
    find_sea_child() at 0x1004cebc
    print_headers(??, ??, ??) at 0x10015288
    nmon_loop(??) at 0x1001043c
    nmon_main(??, ??) at 0x10010f44
    expand_args(??, ??) at 0x10012908
    nmon_main(??, ??) at 0x100110e4
    main(??, ??) at 0x10001b74
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • topas_nmon core dump with following stack:
    strlen() at 0xd0105880
    _doprnt(??, ??, ??) at 0xd0133c10
    fprintf(0xf082e2a0, 0x300027d8, 0x2ff30030, 0x7f7f0000,
    0x0, 0x11a60065,0x11a60065, 0x2ff2fff0) at 0xd012bfb4
    find_sea_child() at 0x1004cebc
    print_headers(??, ??, ??) at 0x10015288
    nmon_loop(??) at 0x1001043c
    nmon_main(??, ??) at 0x10010f44
    expand_args(??, ??) at 0x10012908
    nmon_main(??, ??) at 0x100110e4
    main(??, ??) at 0x10001b74
    

Problem conclusion

  • The array is initialized to avoid garbage value to avoid
    crash.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

  • 6100-09 - use AIX APAR IV66988
    7100-03 - use AIX APAR IV69810
    

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IV69810

  • Reported component name

    AIX V7.1

  • Reported component ID

    5765H4000

  • Reported release

    710

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Submitted date

    2015-02-23

  • Closed date

    2015-02-23

  • Last modified date

    2015-05-22

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

    IV66988

  • 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 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 #: IV69810

Modified date: 22 May 2015