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IC99077: SECOND SESSION MAY CRASH TSM CLIENT BACKGROUND PROCESS WHEN STARTED WITH INVALID CLIENT OPTIONS

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • After having run one or more sessions successfully,
    initializing the next session may crash the client process,
    if in the meantime one or more client options were changed
    to an invalid setting in dsm.opt, dsm.sys or within the API
    functions dsmInit() or dsmInitEx().
    
    This defect affects Tivoli Storage Manager Client background
    processes which create several sessions in succession.
    Such background process can be any of the following:
    
    Windows client services:
      dsmcsvc.exe, dsmcad.exe, dsmagent.exe
    
    UNIX daemons:
      'dsmc sched', dsmcad, dsmagent
    
    Application client background processes using the API Client:
      prole.exe, prole = service / daemon process
          of Tivoli Storage Manager for Enterprise Resource Planning
      Other applications using the Tivoli Storage Manager API Client
    
      Customer/L2 diagnostics: A core file may be created.
    Product versions affected: All Tivoli Storage Manager Client
                               versions prior to 6.4
               Initial impact: Low
          Additional keywords: core stacktrace
    

Local fix

  • Ensure you use valid client options
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED: API client versions 6.3, 6.4 and 7.1         *
    *                 running on all platforms.                    *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: See ERROR DESCRIPTION.                  *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION: Apply fixing level when available. This      *
    *                 problem is currently projected to be fixed   *
    *                 in levels 6.4.2 and 7.1.1. Note              *
    *                 that until these levels are available,       *
    *                 this information is subject to change at     *
    *                 the discretion of IBM.                       *
    ****************************************************************
    *
    

Problem conclusion

  • The problem has been fixed so that it no longer occurs.
    

Temporary fix

  • 6.3.2.3 for UNIX/Linux clients and 6.3.2.4 for Windows clients
    

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IC99077

  • Reported component name

    TSM CLIENT

  • Reported component ID

    5698ISMCL

  • Reported release

    63L

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2014-01-30

  • Closed date

    2014-03-14

  • Last modified date

    2015-04-23

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

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

Modules/Macros

  • API
    

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    TSM CLIENT

  • Fixed component ID

    5698ISMCL

Applicable component levels

  • R63A PSY

       UP

  • R63H PSY

       UP

  • R63L PSY

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  • R63M PSY

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  • R63S PSY

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  • R63W PSY

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  • R64A PSY

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  • R64H PSY

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  • R64L PSY

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  • R64M PSY

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  • R64S PSY

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  • R64W PSY

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  • R71A PSY

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  • R71H PSY

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  • R71L PSY

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  • R71M PSY

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  • R71W PSY

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Document information

More support for: Tivoli Storage Manager

Software version: 63L

Reference #: IC99077

Modified date: 23 April 2015