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IT06893: ANR8779E ERROR -1 INVALID RETURN CODE FOR DRIVE OPEN CALL

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Unexpected errno -1 when attempting to open a drive.  Error
    message:
    
    ANR8779E Unable to open drive namexx, error number= -1.
    
    Tivoli Storage Manager needs to re-drive the failed OS open call
    to get the correct error number.
    
    Tivoli Storage Manager Versions Affected: 7.1
    
    Customer Diagnostic
    In this case, the customer disconnected the drive from the
    network when it was active.  The drive stayed in this failed
    state until it was rebooted.
    
    Initial Impact: Low
    Additional Keywords:  I/O error, Drive failed, VTL, 7.1 POSIX
    

Local fix

  • Do not disconnect the drive cable when the drive is active.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * All Tivoli Storage Manager users of tape devices.            *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * See error description.                                       *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Apply fixing level when available. This problem is currently *
    * projected to be fixed in                                     *
    * levels 6.3.6 and 7.1.3. Note that this is subject to change  *
    * at the discretion of IBM.                                    *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • This problem was fixed.
    Affected platforms:   AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, and Windows.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IT06893

  • Reported component name

    TSM SERVER

  • Reported component ID

    5698ISMSV

  • Reported release

    71A

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2015-02-02

  • Closed date

    2015-03-27

  • Last modified date

    2015-03-27

  • 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

  • R63A PSY

       UP

  • R63H PSY

       UP

  • R63L PSY

       UP

  • R63S PSY

       UP

  • R63W PSY

       UP

  • R71A PSY

       UP

  • R71H PSY

       UP

  • R71L PSY

       UP

  • R71S PSY

       UP

  • R71W PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: Tivoli Storage Manager

Software version: 7.1.3

Reference #: IT06893

Modified date: 27 March 2015