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IT27780: NODEINFOXXXXX FILES CREATED AND LEFT IN /TMP DIRECTORY DURING CLIENT BACKUP/ARCHIVE PROCESSING.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • During client backup/archive filespace processing GPFS/Scale
    mmremote code may be invoked that will create NODEINFOxxxxx
    files (where xxxxx is 5 decimal digits) in the /tmp directory.
    The client code should be removing these files and not leaving
    them on the filesystem. However a defect in the code is leading
    to these files being left behind. Over time these files may fill
    the filesystem on which /tmp resides. This problem can occur
    even if GPFS/Scale is not installed or in use in the environment
    where this issue is seen.
    Diagnostics:
    The NODEINFOxxxxx files incorrectly left in /tmp will contain:
          sh: /usr/lpp/mmfs/bin/mmremote: No such file or directory
    IBM Spectrum Protect Versions Affected:  IBM Spectrum Protect
    backup/archive Client 7.1.x and 8.1.x on Linux and AIX
    Initial Impact: Low
    Additional Keywords:
    TSM TS001607814 SP ISP
    

Local fix

  • Manually delete the NODEINFOxxxxx files from the /tmp directory
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * IBM Spectrum Protect Backup-Archive Client versions 7.1 and  *
    * 8.1 running on AIX GPFS and all Linux platforms              *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * see ERROR DESCRIPTION                                        *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Apply fixing level wen available. This problem is projected  *
    * to be fixed in level 8.1.7. Note that this is subject to     *
    * change at the discretion of IBM.                             *
    ****************************************************************
    *
    

Problem conclusion

  • The code has been changed and IBM Spectrum Protect for
    Backup-Archive Client will remove all unnecessary files from the
    directory /tmp.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IT27780

  • Reported component name

    TSM CLIENT

  • Reported component ID

    5698ISMCL

  • Reported release

    81L

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2019-01-15

  • Closed date

    2019-02-05

  • Last modified date

    2019-02-05

  • 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



Document information

More support for: Tivoli Storage Manager

Software version: 81L

Reference #: IT27780

Modified date: 05 February 2019