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IC96984: DEFINE VOLUME COMMAND FAILS WITH ANR9999D INVALID CAPACITY WHEN SIZE IS GREATER THAN 8TB

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When using the DEFINE VOLUME command and defining a DISK
    volume with a size greater than 8 TB the following message
      will be seen:
    
        ANR9999D_2926469880 bvCreate(bv.c:234) Thread<XXXX>:
          Invalid capacity (-1610612737)
    
      This issue is caused by a data overflow. The variable
      holding the volume size value is defined as a 32 bit
      integer data type, which has a maximum allowed value of
      2,147,483,647.
    Tivoli Storage Manager Versions Affected:
      6.1 6.2 6.3
    Customer/L2 Diagnostics (If Applicable)
      The following message is seen when defining a DISK volume
      that is greater than 8 TB in size:
      define volume diskpool /tsmdisk/disk001.dsm
        formatsize=10485760
      ANR2491I Volume Creation Process starting for
               /tsmdisk/disk001.dsm, Process Id 145
      ANR9999D_2926469880 bvCreate(bv.c:234) Thread<14908>:
               Invalid capacity (-1610612737)
      ANR9999D Thread<14908> issued message 9999 from:
      ANR9999D Thread<14908>  0x00000000d6ae73 OutDiagToCons
      ANR9999D Thread<14908>  0x00000000d6dc68 outDiagfExt
      ANR9999D Thread<14908>  0x00000000ad3848 bvCreate
      ANR9999D Thread<14908>  0x00000000c9833f DsDefineVol
      ANR9999D Thread<14908>  0x00000000cd52d5 ssDefineVolume
      ANR9999D Thread<14908>  0x000000005f079e AdmDoDefineVolume
      ANR9999D Thread<14908>  0x00000000e25748 psFormatVolumeThread
      ANR9999D Thread<14908>  0x00000000dfc3e6 StartThread
      ANR9999D Thread<14908>  0x00003efa40673d *UNKNOWN*
      ANR9999D Thread<14908>  0x00003ef9cd3f6d *UNKNOWN*
      ANR9999D_2136354628 DsDefineVol(dsvol.c:611) Thread<14908>:
               Error 7720 creating bit vector DSKV0000003857 for
               disk /tsmdisk/disk001.dsm.
      ANR9999D Thread<14908> issued message 9999 from:
      ANR9999D Thread<14908>  0x00000000d6ae73 OutDiagToCons
      ANR9999D Thread<14908>  0x00000000d6dc68 outDiagfExt
      ANR9999D Thread<14908>  0x00000000c983a2 DsDefineVol
      ANR9999D Thread<14908>  0x00000000cd52d5 ssDefineVolume
      ANR9999D Thread<14908>  0x000000005f079e AdmDoDefineVolume
      ANR9999D Thread<14908>  0x00000000e25748 psFormatVolumeThread
      ANR9999D Thread<14908>  0x00000000dfc3e6 StartThread
      ANR9999D Thread<14908>  0x00003efa40673d *UNKNOWN*
      ANR9999D Thread<14908>  0x00003ef9cd3f6d *UNKNOWN*
      ANR2032E DEFINE VOLUME: Command failed - internal server
               error detected.
    Initial Impact:
    LOW
    Additional Keywords:
      TSM zz61 zz62 zz63 int32 int64 capacity
    

Local fix

  • Define a volume that is less than 8 TB in size.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED: All Tivoli Storage Manager server users.     *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: See error description.                  *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION: Apply fixing level when available. This      *
    *                 problem is currently projected to be fixed   *
    *                 in level 7.1.1. Note that this is            *
    *                 subject to change at the discretion of IBM.  *
    ****************************************************************
    *
    

Problem conclusion

  • This problem was fixed.
    
    The message:
    
    ANR4945E DEFINE VOLUME:The volume named <volume_name> is
    larger than is allowed for a volume on your system.
    
    has been updated as follows:
    
    ANR4945E DEFINE VOLUME:Error creating volume <volume_name>:
    FORMATSIZE exceeded the maximum size allowed.
    
    Affected platforms:  AIX, HP-UX, Solaris, Linux, and Windows.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IC96984

  • Reported component name

    TSM SERVER

  • Reported component ID

    5698ISMSV

  • Reported release

    63L

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2013-10-17

  • Closed date

    2013-11-08

  • Last modified date

    2015-09-14

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

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

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    TSM SERVER

  • Fixed component ID

    5698ISMSV

Applicable component levels

  • R61A PSY

       UP

  • R61H PSY

       UP

  • R61L PSY

       UP

  • R61S PSY

       UP

  • R61W PSY

       UP

  • R62A PSY

       UP

  • R62H PSY

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  • R62L PSY

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  • R62S PSY

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  • R62W PSY

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  • R63A PSY

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  • R63H PSY

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  • R63L PSY

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  • R63S PSY

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  • R63W PSY

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  • R71A PSY

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  • R71H PSY

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  • R71L PSY

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  • R71S PSY

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  • R71W PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: Tivoli Storage Manager

Software version: 63L

Reference #: IC96984

Modified date: 14 September 2015