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PI14065: "LS -L" COMMANDS MAY RETURN "????" INSTEAD PERMISSION AND ATTRIBUTE INFORMATION OF "/VOBS" DIRECTORY.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When running the UNIX command "ls -l" as a member of the IBM
    Rational ClearCase VOBs additional group the output is
    incorrect. e.g. "?---------   ? ?        ?            ?
    filename"
    This happens when the ClearCase view server is 8.0.1.x and the
    user does not have read permissions on the VOB root directory.
    
    This behaviour can appear random due to mvfs caching which would
    allow a user that would usually receive the broken output to see
    the correct attributes and permissions if using a view for a
    user that is in the VOB's primary group.There is no other impact
    of this type of usage.
    
    
    WORKAROUND:
    1. change the permissions of the VOB root directory from 770
    2. Do not upgrade view server to 8.0.1.x if the site is using
    770 permissions
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * Users of Rational ClearCase.                                 *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * When a Rational ClearCase VOB root directory element is      *
    * protected so a user cannot read the directory, ClearCase     *
    * could intermittently failures of "ls -l" and similar         *
    * commands that attempt to access the metadata of the VOB      *
    * root.                                                        *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix is available in ClearCase version 8.0.1.4
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI14065

  • Reported component name

    CLRCASE MSITE W

  • Reported component ID

    5724G3200

  • Reported release

    801

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2014-03-19

  • Closed date

    2014-06-26

  • Last modified date

    2014-06-26

  • 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

    CLRCASE MSITE W

  • Fixed component ID

    5724G3200

Applicable component levels

  • R801 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: Rational ClearCase MultiSite

Software version: 801

Reference #: PI14065

Modified date: 26 June 2014