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IT16097: AUDIT CONTAINER MIGHT FAIL WITH ANR4299I AUDIT CONTAINER: INTERNAL EXTENT REPAIR PROCESS IS CURRENTLY RUNNING.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • If there are data extents that are marked damaged, an audit
    container process might fail with the following error:
    
    ANR4299I AUDIT CONTAINER: Internal extent repair process is
    currently running.
    
    The problem occurs due to a background repair process that has
    been granted exclusive access to the audit table. The audit
    container process requires exclusive access to this table as
    well and if the repair is long running, it can cause the audit
    process to fail.  This is a large window where the repair thread
    wakes and runs every 30 seconds. It can run upwards of 15-30
    seconds while interrogating the audit table for extents that
    need to be finalized in the repair process. The delay will be
    more noticeable as more entries are added to the audit table.
    The more entries in the damage table the more likely you are to
    hit this apar.   Due to the large timing window the Audit
    Container command is issued at the same time as the repair
    thread starting to execute the SQL.
    
    The QUERY DAMAGED command can be used to determine if damaged
    extents already exist prior to running the AUDIT CONTAINER
    command.
    
    Customer/L2 Diagnostics (if applicable)
    None
    
    *NOTE*
    None
    
    Platforms affected:
    7.1.5+ Linux Unix Windows
    
    Initial Impact: Low
    
    Additional Keywords: TSM IBM Spectrum Protect
    

Local fix

  • Issue the Audit Container command repeatedly every 3-4 seconds
    up to a few minutes, till you catch a window in which the Audit
    Container can be executed.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * All Tivoli Storage Manager server users of container storage *
    * pools.                                                       *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * See error description.                                       *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Apply fixing level when available. This problem is currently *
    * projected to be fixed in level 7.1.7. Note that this is      *
    * subject to change at the discretion of IBM.                  *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

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

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IT16097

  • 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

    2016-07-12

  • Closed date

    2016-07-27

  • Last modified date

    2016-07-27

  • 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

  • R71A 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 #: IT16097

Modified date: 27 July 2016