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IT00650: TSMSCSI TOOL MAY POPULATE THE LBINFO FILE WITH INCORRECT CHARACTERS

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When the tsmscsi tool, provided with Tivoli Storage Manager
    Server, is used for defining the library and drive devices on a
    Linux platform it may create a lbinfo file with incorrect
    characters for the
    "Vendor ID", "Device_Serial_Number" and "Product_ID" fields
    instead of the correct values.
    For example the following can be found in the lbinfo:
    
    > Tivoli Medium Changer Devices:
    > ==============================
    > Index Minor Host CHN ID  LUN Type Vendor_ID
    Device_Serial_Number
    > Product_ID       Rev.
    >
    > 000   000   000  000 000 000 000
    > 000   000   000  000 000 000 000     `
    > 000   000   000  000 000 000 255
    > 000   000   000  000 000 000 000      u
    
    while a correct lbinfo should show:
    
    > Tivoli Medium Changer Devices:
    > ==============================
    > Index Minor Host CHN ID  LUN Type Vendor_ID
    Device_Serial_Number
    > Product_ID       Rev.
    >
    > 000   019   002  000 007 001 008  STK       123456G+1234SY1234
    > SL150            0201
    > 001   021   002  000 002 001 008  HP        DEC123456V MSL G3
    > Series    1070
    > 002   023   002  000 003 001 008  HP        DEC123456X MSL G3
    > Series    1070
    > 003   027   002  000 000 001 008  HP        DEC123456J MSL G3
    > Series    1070
    
    
    Customer/L2 Diagnostics:
    
    It has been identified that the problem is caused by the
    "ddinfo" command contained in the "tsmscsi" tool.
    The value in the Index, Minor, Host, CHN, ID, LUN, Type, and Rev
    is set to 00 by ddinfo in this case, however, the "Vendor ID",
    "Device_Serial_Number" and "Product_ID" should be set by the
    value from IOCTL operation on the device.
    Therefore, "Vendor ID", "Device_Serial_Number" and "Product_ID"
    will have incorrect characters.
    
    
    Tivoli Storage Manager Versions Affected: All Tivoli Storage
    Manager  Server 6.x  and 7.x on Linux Platform.
    
    
    Initial Impact: Low
    
    Additional Keywords: tsmscsi ddinfo garbage zz61 zz62 zz63 zz64
    zz71
    

Local fix

  • Edit the "tsmscsi" tool and add the following entry just a line
    before the ddinfo command:
    
    sleep 1
    
    Save the "tsmscsi" tool then re-run it again.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * All Tivoli Storage Manager device driver users.              *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * See ERROR DESCRIPTION.                                       *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Apply fixing level when available. This                      *
    * problem is currently projected to be fixed                   *
    * in levels 6.3.5 and 7.1.1.                                   *
    * Note that this is subject to change at the                   *
    * discretion of IBM.                                           *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • This problem was fixed.
    
    Affected platforms: Linux.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IT00650

  • Reported component name

    TSM SERVER

  • Reported component ID

    5698ISMSV

  • Reported release

    63L

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2014-03-31

  • Closed date

    2014-05-16

  • Last modified date

    2014-08-20

  • 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

  • R63L PSY

       UP

  • R71L PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: Tivoli Storage Manager

Software version: 63L

Reference #: IT00650

Modified date: 20 August 2014