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IT12073: LINUX ST DRIVER MODULE RELOADED AFTER SYSTEM REBOOT

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Tivoli Storage Manager recommends the st device driver/devices
    be disabled/removed so as to not conflict with the Linux pass
    thru sg driver/devices.    Upon a Linux server restart the st
    module will be loaded into the kernel and the st devices are
    then recreated.  The st module is part of the Linux system and
    is in the Linux boot list.
    
    Customer/L2 Diagnostics (if applicable)
    None
    
    *NOTE*
    Internal defect 108362.
    
    Platforms affected:
    All Linux  6.3, 7.1
    
    Initial Impact: Low
    
    Additional Keywords: device Red Hat Suse
    

Local fix

  • 1) Remove/comment out the st module in the Linux boot list
    or
    2) Rename the st binary to something else so it is not found
    upon a reboot of the system
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * All Tivoli Storage Manager server users of non-IBM tape      *
    * devices.                                                     *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * See error description.                                       *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Apply fixing level when available. This problem is projected *
    * to be fixed in levels 6.3.6 and 7.1.5.                       *
    * 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

    IT12073

  • Reported component name

    TSM SERVER

  • Reported component ID

    5698ISMSV

  • Reported release

    71L

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2015-11-02

  • Closed date

    2015-11-09

  • Last modified date

    2015-11-09

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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: 7.1.3

Reference #: IT12073

Modified date: 09 November 2015