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IT18841: UNEXPECTED "ANS4018E FILENAME TOO LONG" MESSAGE ON MAC

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • On Mac OS X platforms, the error "ANS4018E <filespec> filename
    too long" message might be seen unexpectedly for files not
    exceeding the limits.
    Limits are specified in the manual as follows :
    "The length of a file specification is limited. On AIX, HP-UX,
    Solaris, and Mac: The maximum number of characters for a file
    name is 255. The maximum combined length of the file name and
    path name is 1024 characters. The Unicode representation of a
    character can occupy several bytes, so the maximum number of
    characters that a file name might contain can vary."
    
    The error will be seen in the dsmerror.log of the client.
    
    <timestamp> ANS0361I DIAG: fioScanDirEntry(): The filename for
    '<path and filename>' is too long.  Skipping file...
    <timestamp> ANS4018E Error processing '<path and filename>':
    file name too long
    
    IBM Spectrum Protect Versions Affected:
    IBM Spectrum Protect Client on Mac 7.1.6.5, 7.1.6.6 and 8.1
    
    Initial Impact: Medium
    
    Additional Keywords: tsm length limit utf8 bytes
    

Local fix

  • If possible rename the file to a shorter name.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * IBM Spectrum Protect client version 7.1.6.5, 7.1.6.6 and     *
    * 8.1.0.0 running on Macintosh platform                        *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * See ERROR DESCRIPTION                                        *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * This issue is projected to be fixed in the  IBM Spectrum     *
    * Protect ?lient versions 7.1.8, 8.1.0.2 and 8.1.2             *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • Now the files  which  name length was more than 139 symbols are
    treated correctly.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IT18841

  • Reported component name

    TSM CLIENT

  • Reported component ID

    5698ISMCL

  • Reported release

    81M

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2017-01-16

  • Closed date

    2017-02-13

  • Last modified date

    2017-09-06

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Modules/Macros

  • dsmc
    

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    TSM CLIENT

  • Fixed component ID

    5698ISMCL

Applicable component levels

  • R81M PSY

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Document information

More support for: Tivoli Storage Manager

Software version: 81M

Reference #: IT18841

Modified date: 06 September 2017