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PI41997: AIX MVFS ERROR LOGGED WHEN RUNNING "LS -L" ON A VOB THRU "/VIEW"AS USER OTHER THAN VIEW CREATOR

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • On an AIX 6.1 host running IBM Rational Clearcase 8.0.1.7
    performing a "ls -l" command on the VOB thru "/view/<VIEW>/<VOB
    PATH>", will cause the following type of errors to be logged:
    5550bb13 mvfs: Error: MVFS_VRTYPE_VFS(0xf1000a02300d0910)
    unknown type=0 at ../mvfs_mnode.c:1376, continuing...
    
    This only occurs if the user running the command isn't in a view
    context.
    
    NOTE: In some instances this will cause the kernel to panic and
    reboot.
    
    WORKAROUND:
    Run the command from a view context.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * ClearCase users of 8.0.1.7 or greater on AIX.   Operations   *
    * traversing view-extended pathnames may fail.                 *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * In a dynamic view environment, processes not set to a view   *
    * may still access files in a view by specifying a fully       *
    * qualified view-extended path.  In some cases on AIX, this    *
    * caused file operations to fail, or a system crash.           *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • This problem has been fixed in ClearCase 8.0.1.9.
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI41997

  • 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

    2015-05-29

  • Closed date

    2015-09-17

  • Last modified date

    2015-09-17

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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 #: PI41997

Modified date: 17 September 2015