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IT12431: AUTOCONF ON LINUX CAN FAIL TO LINK ALL DISCOVERED /DEV/SG DEVICES

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • The Linux autoconf device configuration utility may be unable
    to bind to some (supported) tape or library devices due to a
    string serialization issue.
    
    Administrators may witness one or more expected tape or library
    changer device paths missing from /dev/tsmscsi/ after running
    autoconf when this problem occurs.  No error is presented
    during autoconf, nor with autoconf tracing.
    
    Customer/L2 Diagnostics:
    None.
    
    Initial Impact:
    High
    
    Tivoli Storage Manager Versions Affected:
    All supported Tivoli Storage Manager servers on Linux.
    
    Additional Keywords:
    TSM AUTOCONF DEVICE DEVICES TAPE LIBRARY CHANGER TSMSCSI
    SPECTRUM PROTECT
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * All Tivoli Storage Manager server users of autoconf for the  *
    * passthru device driver.                                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * 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

    IT12431

  • 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

    2015-11-25

  • Closed date

    2015-12-07

  • Last modified date

    2015-12-07

  • 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: 7.1.3

Reference #: IT12431

Modified date: 07 December 2015