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Preventive Service Planning


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SF98198: Defective PTFs

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Preventive Service Planning -PSP

Defective PTFs
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R730



                              SF98198

                              Defective PTFs


   I B M   i   P R E V E N T I V E   S E R V I C E   P L A N N I N G

                       I N F O R M A T I O N


               Copyright IBM Corporation 1993, 2022


   - The information in this document was last updated:

                          23 May 2022

   - The latest cumulative package for IBM i 7.3 is: C2132730

   - Cumulative package C2132730 began shipping worldwide:
     24 May 2022.

   - Date cumulative PTF package instructions last updated:
     24 May 2022.

   - The next cumulative package is scheduled for 18 Nov 2022.

         NOTE: THIS DATE MAY CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE, CHECK THIS FILE
               BEFORE ORDERING.

   - Users should order Preventive Service Planning (PSP) information
     and review the recommended HIPER PTFs on a weekly basis.
     The PSPs can be viewed through the Internet at URL:
     https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/667567

   - It is important that users review and understand all new software
     release considerations.  This is especially true of discontinued
     support for selected software and hardware products and/or features.
     To get the most current information on discontinued products and/or
     features along with suggested replacements, go to the IBM i operating
     system Planning Web site:
     https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/668131

   - To review the IBM i operating system Knowledge Center information on
     installation, upgrades, and migration, follow the link:
     https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ssw_ibm_i
     You may find this information useful to install hardware and software,
     upgrade to a different IBM i release, upgrade your hardware, or migrate
     your data from one server to another.

   - Hardware Management Console (HMC)

     The HMC is a dedicated workstation that runs integrated
     system management software. As with other software,
     your HMC should be kept current. For HMC Fixes and update
     information, refer to the HMC Code Updates or the Server
     Firmware and HMC Wizard documents at Recommended Fixes:
     https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/667303

     For information regarding general HMC support information,
     go to the following URL:
     https://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral


   - Server Firmware

     Server firmware is part of the Licensed Internal Code that
     enables your hardware. As with other software, your server
     firmware should be kept current.
     For the IBM Server Firmware and HMC Code Wizard, see:
     https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/master-document-server-firmware-and-hmc-code-wizard

   - PTFs may be ordered through the Internet.  For more information,
     go to URL:
     https://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral

   - Single PTFs, Group PTFs, and Cumulative PTF Packages ordered through
     Fix Central or using the SNDPTFORD command are shipped priority 2.

     The delivery criteria for Single PTFs, Group PTFs, and
     Cumulative PTF Package orders can be found at the following URL:
     https://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/ssos/order_status

   - The following is a summary of the IBM i 7.3 information that is
     available through Electronic Customer Support (ECS):
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
     : INFORMATION                                                : PTF #   :
     :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
     : Order the latest cumulative PTF package                    : SF99730 :
     :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
     : Group HIPER PTF                                            : SF99729 :
     :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
     : PSP Cur. Cumulative PTF Pkg Instructions        C2132730   : SF98193 :
     :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
     : PSP Cur. Cumulative PTF Pkg Listing of PTFs     C2132730   : SF96193 :
     :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
     : PSP Previous Cumulative PTF Pkg Instructions    C1245730   : SF98192 :
     :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
     : PSP Previous Cumulative PTF Pkg Listing of PTFs C1245730   : SF96192 :
     :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
     : PSP Previous Cumulative PTF Pkg Instructions    C1098730   : SF98191 :
     :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
     : PSP Previous Cumulative PTF Pkg Listing of PTFs C1098730   : SF96191 :
     :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
     : PSP information for current cumulative package: C2132730   : SF98730 :
     :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
     : PSP info for previously supported cume package: C1245730   : SF98195 :
     :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
     : PSP info for previously supported cume package: C1098730   : SF98194 :
     :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
     : Install PSP, including PRPQ service recommendations:       : SF98190 :
     : excluding Upgrades & Migration Corrections                 :         :
     : (Software Installation Information)                        :         :
     :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
     : i 7.3 Upgrade & Migration Corrections (Info Center)        : SF98196 :
     :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
     : i 7.3 Installation - Memo to Users & Read This First       : SF98123 :
     :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
     : Summary of the i 7.3 High Impact/Pervasive (HIPER) PTFs    : SF98197 :
     : and Defective PTFs (PTFs that are in Error (PE))           :         :
     :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
     : Complete detailed list of the i 7.3 Defective PTFs         : SF98198 :
     : (PTFs that are in Error (PE))                              :         :
     :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
     : Complete detailed list of the i 7.3                        : SF98199 :
     : High Impact/Pervasive (HIPER) problems                     :         :
     :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
     : PSP information for installing i 7.3                       : MF98730 :
     : Licensed Internal Code and hardware devices                :         :
     : (Hardware LIC Information)                                 :         :
     :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
     : PSP Update for Server Firmware:                            : MH98730 :
     : Update Policy Set to HMC                                   :         :
     :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
     : PSP Update for Server Firmware:                            : MH98731 :
     : Update Policy Set to Operating System                      :         :
     :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
     : PTF Fix Cross-Reference Summary - i 7.1 to i 7.3           : SF97063 :
     :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
     : PTF Fix Cross-Reference Summary - i 7.2 to i 7.3           : SF97064 :
     :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
     : Summary of the generally available i 7.3 PTFs              : SF97730 :
     : (Fix Summary Listing)                                      :         :
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------


     DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS:
     ----------------------

     NOTE:  Refer to the chart above for a list of the currently
            available PSPs.

     SF99730 - Order this PTF number when you would like to receive the
               latest cumulative PTF package that is available in your
               country.

     SF99729 - Ordering this PTF number will result in the shipment of a
               CD-ROM containing all known HIPERs.  SF99729 will be refreshed
               on Tuesday of every other week.

     SF98191 - This PSP contains a short version of the cumulative PTF
               instructions and the detailed installation instructions for a
               previous cumulative package.

     SF96191 - This PSP contains the listing of PTFs on the cumulative PTF
               package for a previous cumulative package.

     SF98192 - This PSP contains a short version of the cumulative PTF
               instructions and the detailed installation instructions for a
               previous cumulative package.

     SF96192 - This PSP contains the listing of PTFs on the cumulative PTF
               package for a previous cumulative package.

     SF98193 - This PSP contains a short version of the cumulative PTF
               instructions and the detailed installation instructions for
               the current cumulative package.

     SF96193 - This PSP contains the listing of PTFs on the cumulative PTF
               package for the current cumulative package.

     SF98730 - This PSP contains information on all known High Impact and
               Pervasive (HIPER) PTF problems that are NOT included in the
               latest cumulative PTF package but may affect your operation.
               This PSP also contains General Information items. If there are
               any defective PTFs that were in the cumulative PTF package,
               they would also be listed in the PTFs in Error Section of this
               PSP.

     SF98195 - This PSP provides information for a specific cumulative PTF
               package level.  The summary table (above) cross references the
               PSP number to the cumulative package level. Order the PSP
               number that corresponds to the cumulative package you are
               installing or last installed. This PSP contains HIPERs and
               General Information items. If there are any defective PTFs
               that were in the cumulative PTF package, they would also be
               listed in the PTFs in Error Section of this PSP. The PSP for
               the cumulative package you have installed should be ordered
               periodically and reviewed for the latest information on known
               problems.

     SF98194 - This PSP provides information for a specific cumulative PTF
               package level.  The summary table (above) cross references the
               PSP number to the cumulative package level. Order the PSP
               number that corresponds to the cumulative package you are
               installing or last installed. This PSP contains HIPERs and
               General Information items. If there are any defective PTFs
               that were in the cumulative PTF package, they would also be
               listed in the PTFs in Error Section of this PSP. The PSP for
               the cumulative package you have installed should be ordered
               periodically and reviewed for the latest information on known
               problems.

     SF98190 - This PSP provides software installation information that
               should be reviewed before installing i 7.3 and before adding
               new program products.  Information in this PSP is grouped by
               product areas that may affect you during installation.

     SF98196 - This PSP file contains information about Upgrades &
               Migrations, including PTFs that are critical to operations
               that occur during the upgrade process and corrections to the
               Upgrade and Migration topics in the Information Center (i 7.3).

     SF98123 - A file containing the "Memo To Users" and the "Read This
               First" documents is available by ordering this PTF number. A
               printed copy of these documents is included with every i 7.3
               shipment.  This file is available as a convenience for those
               users who misplace their original copy.

     SF98197 - This PSP contains a summary of PTFs that have been identified
               as High Impact or Pervasive problems and a summary of
               Defective PTFs (PTFs that have been found to be in error).

     SF98198 - This PSP provides a complete list of i 7.3 Defective PTFs
               (PTFs in Error). Users who regularly order and apply
               individual PTFs should periodically review this PSP.

     SF98199 - This PSP provides a complete list of all the High Impact or
               Pervasive (HIPER) problems that have been discovered for i
               7.3.  Those users who support several systems at different
               cumulative package levels may find this PSP useful.

     MF98730 - This PSP provides information that should be reviewed before
               installing new systems or hardware devices. Problems that may
               affect the installation or operation of hardware devices are
               documented here.

     MH98730 - HMC code must be current. Refer to the HMC Code Updates
               document in Recommended Fixes:
               https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/667303

     MH98731 - This document applies to IBM i operating systems that have the
               Firmware Update Policy set to Operating System or systems not
               managed by an HMC. The server firmware information in this
               document does not apply to Model 595 systems. Server firmware
               fixes are ordered (using the SNDPTFORD command or Fix Central)
               and installed as PTFs using the IBM i operating system PTF
               installation functions. These PTFs have a prefix of MH. Refer
               to the Server Firmware document in Recommended Fixes:
               https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/667303

     SF97063 - This PSP provides a listing to assist you when upgrading from
               i 7.1 to i 7.3. This listing allows you to analyze the
               PTFs/Fixes you currently have installed on your i 7.1 system
               and determine which i 7.3 PTFs/Fixes you need to order to
               maintain the same or higher PTF/Fix level as you upgrade to i
               7.3.

     SF97064 - This PSP provides a listing to assist you when upgrading from
               i 7.2 to i 7.3. This listing allows you to analyzethe
               PTFs/Fixes you currently have installed on your i 7.2 system
               and determine which i 7.3 PTFs/Fixes you need to order to
               maintain the same or higher PTF/Fix level as you upgrade to i
               7.3.

     SF97730 - The listing provides you with a convenient reference of the
               license internal code fixes (fixes) and program temporary
               fixes (PTFS) that are available by IBM licensed program
               categories. This listing is updated regularly. You may choose
               to order a PTF/FIX that would effect one of your IBM licensed
               programs.


   C H A N G E   S U M M A R Y
   ---------------------------

   Section                           Last Update
   -----------------------           -----------
   PTFS in Error                     23 May 2022



   P T F S   I N   E R R O R
   -------------------------

   This section provides a complete list of PTFs that were
   found to cause problems for some users.  You should review
   the 'USERS AFFECTED' field for each item to decide if you
   are exposed to the problem.  If you are exposed to the problem,
   the 'RECOMMENDATION' should be followed.

   Users who regularly order and apply individual PTFs should
   periodically review PSP SF98198.

   Under certain conditions, we recommend that a PTF applied to
   your system be removed or that a PTF be omitted when applying
   a cumulative package.  Instructions for removing and omitting
   PTFs follow the PTFs in error.

   - 'DEFECTIVE PTF'    - This field contains the identity (PTF
                          number) of the PTF that is defective.

   - 'LICENSED PROGRAM  - The Licensed Program Number
      NUMBER'

   - 'APAR NUMBER'      - The identity of the APAR that reports the
                          problem.

   - 'USERS AFFECTED'   - This field describes the users who are
                          exposed to the problem.

   - 'REASON DEFECTIVE' - This field provides a description of the
                          problem caused by the error in the PTF.

   - 'RECOMMENDATION'   - This field describes the action you
                          should take to avoid the problem.

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   34. 23 May 2022 DEFECTIVE PTF:   SI78849 for IBM i 7.3
                   LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770SS1
                   APAR NUMBER: SE77963

                   USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system users.
                   REASON DEFECTIVE: After applying the PTF, systems may
                                     intermittently fail TCP/IP initialization
                                     during IPL causing STRTCP to fail with
                                     FFDC symptom string 5770 F/QTOCSTCP
                                     ACT-TCPIP-ST RC4310.  STRTCP will continue
                                     to fail until TCP/IP initialization is
                                     successful during the IPL.
                   RECOMMENDATION: Apply fixing PTF SI79965.

                                   Note that PTF SI79965 is a distribution
                                   requisite of the latest Technology Refresh
                                   (TR) PTF. If you have applied the latest
                                   TR PTF to your system, you should apply
                                   the fixing PTF SI79965 for IBM i 7.3.

   33. 16 Feb 2022 DEFECTIVE PTF:   SI78508 for IBM i 7.3
                   LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770SS1
                   APAR NUMBER: SE77164

                   USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system users.
                   REASON DEFECTIVE: After applying the PTF, the QGYOLSPL API
                                     may return an incorrect return code.
                   RECOMMENDATION: Apply fixing PTF SI78674 for IBM i 7.3.

                                   SI78674 is included in cumulative PTF
                                   package C2132730.
   32. 07 Dec 2021 DEFECTIVE PTF:   SI77635 for IBM i 7.3
                   LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770SS1
                   APAR NUMBER: SE76756

                   USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system users.
                   REASON DEFECTIVE: After applying the PTF, systems that apply
                                     LIC PTFs may fail when attempting to
                                     permanently apply with following errors:
                                     CPD35BA - PTF MFnnnnn not eligible for
                                     operation.  Reason code 06. CPF35A9 -
                                     Error occurred while processing Licensed
                                     Internal Code fix. In addition, even
                                     though the Temp apply of the LIC PTF
                                     appears to work, the new code is not
                                     active in LIC.
                   RECOMMENDATION: Apply fixing PTF SI78038.  Enter DSPPTF
                                   SELECT(*NOTAPY) to determine if there are
                                   PTFs set to be applied at the next IPL.
                                   If any PTFs are listed with YES in the IPL
                                   Action column, refer to document
                                   https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6524
                                   654   Otherwise, CALL QPZSYNC  'L' and then
                                   reload and reapply the LIC PTF(s) which
                                   have been temporarily applied since the
                                   defective PTF was applied.

                                   SI78038 is included in cumulative PTF
                                   package C2132730.
   31. 11 Aug 2021 DEFECTIVE PTF:   SI73463 for IBM i 7.3
                   LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770SS1
                   APAR NUMBER: SE75867

                   USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system users using
                                   SNADS distributions commands such as
                                   SNDDST, SNDNETF, and SNDNETSPLF may
                                   encounter distribution corruption or SMTP
                                   failures following an abnormal IPL or
                                   after running RCLSTG.
                   REASON DEFECTIVE: After applying the PTF, some objects that
                                     are not a SNADS distribution object are
                                     being processed incorrectly as a SNADS
                                     distribution object.  SMTP processing may
                                     also show unexpected errors when starting.
                   RECOMMENDATION: Apply fixing PTF SI76760.

                                   If problems have already been identified,
                                   it is recommended that RCLSTG be run after
                                   the fixing PTF is applied to cleanup
                                   existing SNADS objects that have been
                                   affected.

                                   SI76760 is included in cumulative PTF
                                   package C1245730.
   30. 17 May 2021 DEFECTIVE PTF:   SI75148 for IBM i 7.3
                   LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770SS1
                   APAR NUMBER: SE75638

                   USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system ILE C++
                                   applications using template class
                                   'std::numpunct'.

                                   All IBM WebSphere Application Server v8.5
                                   and v9.0 product installations.
                   REASON DEFECTIVE: If a C++ program or a service program meets
                                     following conditions:
                                        - It uses template class 'std::numpunt'.
                                        - It is created or updated on system
                                     with the PTF installed.
                                        - It references and binds to the below
                                     data exports from QSYS/QYPPSL510,
                                     QSYS/QYPPSL510T, QSYS/QYPPWL530 or
                                     QSYS/QYPPWL530T *SRVPGM.

                                     After applying the PTF, the calling ILE C++
                                     program or service program will fail with
                                     a MCH4437 - "Program import not found" or
                                     java.langUnsatisfiedLinkError message.
                                     This is because the calling program or
                                     service program refers to ILE C++ data
                                     exports which do not exist.

                                     The PTF removed the following data exports:

                                     Data exports added into QSYS/QYPPSL510
                                     *SRVPGM (C++ Standard Class Library RT):
                                        id__Q2_3std8numpunctXTc_
                                        id__Q2_3std8numpunctXTw_

                                     Data exports added into QSYS/QYPPSL510T
                                     *SRVPGM (C++ Standard Class Library RT
                                     teraspace RTBND(*LLP64)):
                                        _ZNSt8numpunctIcE2idE
                                        _ZNSt8numpunctIwE2idE

                                     Data exports added into QSYS/QYPPWL530
                                     *SRVPGM (UTF C++ Standard Class Library
                                     RT):
                                        id__Q3_3std9_UTF32_ON8numpunctXTc_
                                        id__Q3_3std9_UTF32_ON8numpunctXTw_

                                     Data exports added into QSYS/QYPPWL530T
                                     *SRVPGM (UTF C++ Standard Class Library RT
                                     teraspace RTBND(*LLP64)):
                                        _ZNSt9_UTF32_ON8numpunctIcE2idE
                                        _ZNSt9_UTF32_ON8numpunctIwE2idE

                                     The fixing PTF adds the data exports back.
                   RECOMMENDATION: Apply fixing PTF SI76297 for IBM i 7.3.

                                   SI76297 is included in cumulative PTF
                                   package C1245730.
   29. 05 May 2021 DEFECTIVE PTF:   MF68555 for IBM i 7.3
                   LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770999
                   APAR NUMBER: MA49031

                   USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system users.
                   REASON DEFECTIVE: After applying the PTF as an immediate PTF,
                                     many different file system problems can
                                     occur. These problems are usually
                                     associated with LIC log entries with major
                                     code 2B00 (Integrated file system). These
                                     problems can result in data loss and loss
                                     of access to certain objects.

                                     This is an immediate apply issue only.
                                     Delay apply of this PTF does not result in
                                     this problem.
                   RECOMMENDATION: Apply fixing LIC PTF MF68666 for IBM i 7.3.

                                   MF68666 is included in cumulative PTF
                                   package C1245730.
   28. 25 Jan 2021 DEFECTIVE PTF:   MF67844 for IBM i 7.3
                   LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770999
                   APAR NUMBER: MA48860

                   USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system users.
                   REASON DEFECTIVE: Database queries requiring CCSID
                                     translation may fail with an MCH3601
                                     message indicating the from program as
                                     DbpmTranslateOperation.
                   RECOMMENDATION: Apply fixing LIC PTF MF68319 for IBM i 7.3.

   27. 02 Dec 2020 DEFECTIVE PTF:   MF68140 for IBM i 7.3
                                    MF67591 for IBM i 7.3
                   LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770999
                   APAR NUMBER: MA48795

                   USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system users with a SAS
                                   attached TS4300 tape library.
                   REASON DEFECTIVE: After applying the PTF, a SAS attached
                                     TS4300 tape library (D/T3555) will not
                                     configure properly.
                                     
                   RECOMMENDATION: Apply fixing LIC PTF MF68176.

                                   If a user has experienced the problem with
                                   a SAS attached TS4300 tape library they
                                   will need to apply the fixing PTF and then
                                   do one of the following:
                                   1) IPL the LPAR
                                   2) DLPAR remove and then add the SAS adapter
                                   3) Concurrent maintenance power off and
                                   then power on the SAS adapter

                                   MF68176 is included in cumulative PTF
                                   package C1098730.
   26. 29 Oct 2020 DEFECTIVE PTF:   SI73926 for IBM i 7.3
                   LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770SS1
                   APAR NUMBER: SE74609

                   USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system users with
                                   SR-IOV logical ports that specify a
                                   non-zero Port VLAN ID and have a CCIN of
                                   2B93, 2CC0, 2CC1, 2CE3, or 2CE4.
                   REASON DEFECTIVE: After applying the PTF, TCP/IP connections
                                     cannot be established. TCP/IP interfaces
                                     and line descriptions are active and all
                                     associated routes are available. Incoming
                                     TCP/IP packets from the adapter contain a
                                     Port VLAN ID, and the packets are then
                                     discarded by the TCP/IP stack.
                   RECOMMENDATION: Apply fixing PTF SI74624.

                                   A circumvention for the problem is to
                                   remove the Port VLAN ID from the SR-IOV
                                   logical port configuration on the HMC and
                                   add the Port VLAN ID to the IBM i TCP/IP
                                   interface configuration (ADDTCPIFC). The
                                   Ethernet line description must be in
                                   VARIED ON or ACTIVE status at the time the
                                   Port VLAN ID is removed from the SR-IOV
                                   logical port configuration.

                                   Note that PTF SI74624 is a distribution
                                   requisite of the latest Technology Refresh
                                   (TR) PTF. If you have applied the latest
                                   TR PTF to your system, you should apply
                                   the fixing PTF SI74624 for IBM i 7.3.

                                   SI74624 is included in cumulative PTF
                                   package C0310730.
   25. 06 Oct 2020 DEFECTIVE PTF:   SI74198 for IBM i 7.3
                                    SI74181 for IBM i 7.3
                                    SI73910 for IBM i 7.3
                                    SI73744 for IBM i 7.3
                                    SI73735 for IBM i 7.3
                                    SI73109 for IBM i 7.3
                                    SI71844 for IBM i 7.3
                   LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770SS1
                   APAR NUMBER: SE74370

                   USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system users.
                   REASON DEFECTIVE: After applying the PTF, a restore of the
                                     QUSRSYS library fails to restore *UBPSPC
                                     (licensing usage) objects for products
                                     that are not currently installed.
                   RECOMMENDATION: Apply fixing PTF SI74275.

                                   If possible, the fixing PTF should be
                                   applied to a source system before backing
                                   up for recovery or migration purposes. If
                                   this is not possible, it is recommended to
                                   apply before restoring the QUSRSYS library
                                   on the recovery target system. If this is
                                   also not possible, any errors relating to
                                   the restore of *UBPSPC objects during the
                                   restore of QUSRSYS may be temporarily
                                   ignored. Another attempt to restore the
                                   library may be made after the fixing PTF
                                   can be applied.

                                   SI74275 is included in cumulative PTF
                                   package C0310730.
   24. 21 Jul 2020 DEFECTIVE PTF:   MF67511 for IBM i 7.3
                   LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770999
                   APAR NUMBER: MA48477

                   USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system users.
                   REASON DEFECTIVE: After applying the PTF, systems IPLing
                                     (especially using a manual IPL) with
                                     certain configurations can terminate with
                                     unpredictable SRCs. SRCB6000406 or
                                     SRCB90031FF have been seen. There is also
                                     a LIC LOG vl0A004004 showing a damaged
                                     context index.
                   RECOMMENDATION: Apply fixing LIC PTF MF67575.

                                   If this problem occurs, in most cases the
                                   damage will be corrected automatically
                                   during the context rebuild step of the
                                   next IPL, resulting in a long IPL.

                                   MF67575 is included in cumulative PTF
                                   package C0310730.
   23. 21 May 2020 DEFECTIVE PTF:   SI73035 for IBM i 7.3
                                    SI73030 for IBM i 7.3
                                    SI72876 for IBM i 7.3
                   LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770SS1
                   APAR NUMBER: SE73697

                   USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system users.
                   REASON DEFECTIVE: After loading the PTF, the IPL may fail
                                     with SRC B90037FF. A slip install of the
                                     OS will be required to correct the problem.
                   RECOMMENDATION: Apply fixing PTF SI73391.  If the IPL
                                   failed with SRC B90037FF, a slip install
                                   of the OS is required before installing
                                   SI73391.

                                   Customers who ordered SF99730 or SF99703
                                   between 05/15/2020 and 05/21/2020 may have
                                   received SF99703 level 18 as part of their
                                   order (the level shipped should be
                                   indicated in the documentation
                                   accompanying the order).   SF99703 level
                                   18 should not be installed without also
                                   installing PTF SI73391 either before or
                                   together, as SF99703 level 18 may result
                                   in system termination with B90037FF when
                                   installed without PTF SI73391.  SF99703
                                   level 19 has since been released and
                                   contains PTF SI73391.

                                   SI73391 is included in cumulative PTF
                                   package C0310730.
   22. 27 Mar 2020 DEFECTIVE PTF:   SI71957 for IBM i 7.3
                                    SI71729 for IBM i 7.3
                                    SI71250 for IBM i 7.3
                                    SI71075 for IBM i 7.3
                                    SI69825 for IBM i 7.3
                   LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770SS1
                   APAR NUMBER: SE73000

                   USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system users saving
                                   database files specifying ACCPTH(*YES) or
                                   ACCPTH(*SYSVAL) with system value
                                   QSAVACCPTH = 1.
                   REASON DEFECTIVE: After applying the PTF, saves of database
                                     files specifying ACCPTH(*YES) or
                                     ACCPTH(*SYSVAL) with system value
                                     QSAVACCPTH = 1 run longer due to increased
                                     page faulting.
                   RECOMMENDATION: Apply fixing PTF SI72233 for IBM i 7.3.

                                   SI72233 is included in cumulative PTF
                                   package C0128730.
   21. 09 Dec 2019 DEFECTIVE PTF:   SI70923 for IBM i 7.3
                   LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770SS1
                   APAR NUMBER: SE72609

                   USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system users.
                   REASON DEFECTIVE: After applying the PTF  jobs may wait/hang
                                     on locks held by QPFRADJ.  The ENDSBS
                                     command may hang or loop.  If this occurs
                                     QPFRADJ will be looping, causing high CPU.
                                     An IPL is required to terminate the
                                     QPFRADJ task.
                   RECOMMENDATION: Apply the fixing PTF SI71718

                                   Note that PTF SI71718 is a distribution
                                   requisite of the latest Technology Refresh
                                   (TR) PTF. If you have applied the latest
                                   TR PTF to your system, you should apply
                                   the fixing PTF SI71718 for IBM i 7.3.

                                   SI71718 is included in cumulative PTF
                                   package C0128730.
   20. 29 Jul 2019 DEFECTIVE PTF:   SI69654 for IBM i 7.3
                   LICENSED PROGRAM = 5733SC1
                   APAR NUMBER: SE71792

                   USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system 5733SC1 OpenSSH
                                   users.
                   REASON DEFECTIVE: After applying the PTF in delayed mode,
                                     sshd server fails to start due to missing
                                     user profile QSSHD.
                   RECOMMENDATION: Apply fixing PTF SI70596 for IBM i 7.3.

                                   SI70596 is included in cumulative PTF
                                   package C9311730.
   19. 22 Jul 2019 DEFECTIVE PTF:   SI70394 for IBM i 7.3
                   LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770JV1
                   APAR NUMBER: SE71698

                   USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system JDK80 64bit
                                   users.
                   REASON DEFECTIVE: After applying the PTF, attempts to start
                                     any new Java Virtual Machines (JVMs) may
                                     result in "JVMJ9VM011W Unable to load
                                     jclse29"
                   RECOMMENDATION: First, permanently remove the defective
                                   PTF. Then, apply fixing PTF SI70505 for
                                   IBM i 7.3.

                                   SI70505 is included in cumulative PTF
                                   package C9311730.
   18. 22 Jul 2019 DEFECTIVE PTF:   SI70393 for IBM i 7.3
                   LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770JV1
                   APAR NUMBER: SE71693

                   USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system JDK80 32bit
                                   users.
                   REASON DEFECTIVE: After applying the PTF, attempts to start
                                     any new Java Virtual Machines (JVMs) may
                                     result in "JVMJ9VM011W Unable to load
                                     jclse29"
                   RECOMMENDATION: First, permanently remove the defective
                                   PTF. Then, apply fixing PTF SI70502 for
                                   IBM i 7.3.

                                   SI70502 is included in cumulative PTF
                                   package C9311730.
   17. 28 Jun 2019 DEFECTIVE PTF:   MF65818 for IBM i 7.3
                   LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770999
                   APAR NUMBER: MA47823

                   USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system users running on
                                   very large partitions using main storage
                                   pools of at least 512 gigabytes.
                   REASON DEFECTIVE: After applying the PTF, systems running
                                     certain workloads will experience
                                     performance degradation, including
                                     excessive paging in the main storage
                                     pools.
                   RECOMMENDATION: Apply fixing LIC PTF MF66388 for IBM i 7.3.

                                   MF66388 is included in cumulative PTF
                                   package C9311730.
   16. 30 May 2019 DEFECTIVE PTF:   MH01815 for IBM i 7.3
                   LICENSED PROGRAM = 5733909
                   APAR NUMBER: MB04215

                   USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system users with the
                                   following machine types/models: 900822L
                                   900922A 900941A 900942A 922322H 922342H
                   REASON DEFECTIVE: MH01815 upgrades the IBM i server to
                                     FW930.00.  An issue was found that causes
                                     resource information to be changed,
                                     specifically the location codes of some
                                     resources.  For IBM i standalone servers,
                                     the issue does not affect OS operations.
                   RECOMMENDATION: If you have already loaded AND applied
                                   MH01815, standalone (non HMC-managed IBM
                                   i) systems will have resource location
                                   changes following the apply IPL, and will
                                   generate new resources for internal use.
                                   This change will result in non-reporting
                                   hardware in Hardware Service Manager.
                                   While the non-reporting resources are
                                   effectively cosmetic, the removal of the
                                   non-reporting hardware should be done
                                   after the fixing PTF MH01816 (or its
                                   supersede), is applied.

                                   You can display the currently applied
                                   firmware using command DSPFMWSTS   If the
                                   *ACTIVE firmware level is "VL930_035
                                   MH01815", then the firmware with the issue
                                   is applied.

                                   Otherwise, perform the following IBM i
                                   command(s):
                                   DSPPTF LICPGM(5733909) SELECT(MH01815)
                                   RLS(V1R1M0). If the PTF is not found, no
                                   further action is required.

                                   If the PTF is in "Save file only" or "Not
                                   applied" status, issue the following
                                   command to delete it:
                                   DLTPTF PTF(MH01815) LICPGM(5733909)
                                   RLS(V1R1M0)

                                   MH01816 will upgrade the server to a FW930
                                   level without the location code changes.
                                   
                                   If you determine MH01815 is applied, there
                                   is no need to remove it.  You only need to
                                   load and apply MH01816.  After applying
                                   MH01816, and performing an IPL of the IBM
                                   i, you should remove the unneeded
                                   resources using the following steps:
                                   1. STRSST and sign in
                                   2. Option 1. Start a service tool
                                   3. Option 7. Hardware service manager
                                   4. Option 4.  Failed and non-reporting
                                   hardware resources
                                   5. Put a '4' (Remove) against the BCxx
                                   (Fabric I/O Bridge) resource that is
                                   listed, and then press Enter to remove,
                                   and Enter again to confirm the removal.

   15. 05 Mar 2019 DEFECTIVE PTF:   MF65608 for IBM i 7.3
                                    MF65603 for IBM i 7.3
                                    MF65584 for IBM i 7.3
                                    MF65546 for IBM i 7.3
                                    MF65537 for IBM i 7.3
                                    MF65494 for IBM i 7.3
                                    MF65440 for IBM i 7.3
                                    MF65435 for IBM i 7.3
                                    MF65417 for IBM i 7.3
                                    MF65401 for IBM i 7.3
                                    MF65391 for IBM i 7.3
                   LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770999
                   APAR NUMBER: MA47478

                   USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system users running
                                   queries (SQL or native) with the defective
                                   PTF applied.
                   REASON DEFECTIVE: After applying the defective PTF, it is
                                     possible that some query results could
                                     experience incorrect  output due to this
                                     defect. As the incorrect output is access
                                     plan dependent it is difficult to
                                     characterize which queries might be
                                     impacted.
                   RECOMMENDATION: Apply fixing LIC PTF MF65690 for IBM i 7.3.

                                   MF65690 is included in cumulative PTF
                                   package C9116730.
   14. 04 Feb 2019 DEFECTIVE PTF:   MF65568 for IBM i 7.3
                   LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770999
                   APAR NUMBER: MA47439

                   USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system users with
                                   Ethernet adapters with CCINs 2B93, 2CC0,
                                   2CC1, 2CE3, and 2CE4.
                   REASON DEFECTIVE: After applying the PTF, small Ethernet
                                     frames may end up being dropped due to
                                     invalid checksums being computed.  This
                                     has been observed to impact telnet,
                                     Navigator for i, and IBM i Access Client
                                     Solutions connections to IBM i.
                   RECOMMENDATION: Apply fixing LIC PTF MF65627 for IBM i 7.3.

                                   MF65627 is included in cumulative PTF
                                   package C9116730.
   13. 20 Sep 2018 DEFECTIVE PTF:   MH01783 for IBM i 7.3
                   LICENSED PROGRAM = 5733909
                   APAR NUMBER: MB04197

                   USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system users trying to
                                   update their system firmware via PTF.
                   REASON DEFECTIVE: In band firmware update issues can occur.
                   RECOMMENDATION: Apply the fixing LIC PTF MH01798.

   12. 14 Sep 2018 DEFECTIVE PTF:   MF65195 for IBM i 7.3
                   LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770999
                   APAR NUMBER: MA47274

                   USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i optical media users.
                   REASON DEFECTIVE: After applying the PTF, writing to optical
                                     media may fail.
                   RECOMMENDATION: Apply the fixing LIC PTF MF65330 for i 7.3.

                                   MF65330 is included in cumulative PTF
                                   package C9116730.
   11. 26 Apr 2018 DEFECTIVE PTF:   MF64774 for IBM i 7.3
                   LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770999
                   APAR NUMBER: MA47056

                   USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system users.
                   REASON DEFECTIVE: After applying the PTF, systems running
                                     certain IBM i NetServer SMB1 workloads may
                                     experience NetServer connection problems
                                     or loss of Windows file serving function.
                   RECOMMENDATION: Apply the fixing LIC PTF MF64938 for i 7.3.

                                   MF64938 is included in cumulative PTF
                                   package C8242730.
   10. 20 Apr 2018 DEFECTIVE PTF:   MF64564 for IBM i 7.3
                   LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770999
                   APAR NUMBER: MA46343

                   USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system users
                   REASON DEFECTIVE: After applying the PTF, the system may end
                                     abnormally with B6005121 or B6000103 when
                                     attempting to perform disk error recovery
                                     or disk unit statistics I/O that exceeds
                                     the disk unit queue depth.
                   RECOMMENDATION: Apply the fixing LIC PTF MF64570 for i 7.3.
                                   Before applying LIC PTF MF64570, it is
                                   recommended to permanently remove LIC PTF
                                   MF64564 to avoid permanently applying it.

                                   MF64570 is included in cumulative PTF
                                   package C8242730.
    9. 04 Jan 2018 DEFECTIVE PTF:   SI65764 for IBM i 7.3
                                    SI65874 for IBM i 7.3
                                    SI65981 for IBM i 7.3
                                    SI66048 for IBM i 7.3
                                    SI66051 for IBM i 7.3
                                    SI66165 for IBM i 7.3
                                    SI66245 for IBM i 7.3
                   LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770SS1
                   APAR NUMBER: SE68603

                   USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system users running
                                   queries with defective PTFs SI65764,
                                   SI65874,SI65981,SI66048,SI66051, SI66165,
                                   or SI66245 applied.
                   REASON DEFECTIVE: After applying the PTF, the following
                                     problems may occur when a view, a program
                                     containing embedded SQL, or an SQL
                                     function or SQL procedure is created on
                                     the system with the PTF and then restored
                                     on a system at the same release without
                                     the PTF.
                                     1. Incorrect results for views or SQL
                                     queries in embedded SQL programs that use
                                     FETCH FIRST n ROWS
                                     2. Pervasive vlogs for SQL functions and
                                     procedures that have statements that run
                                     using expression evaluator.
                   RECOMMENDATION: Apply the fixing PTF SI66537 for i 7.3.
                                   After applying the fixing PTF any views,
                                   programs, SQL functions, and SQL
                                   procedures that were created while using
                                   the defective PTF should be re-created and
                                   re-deployed.

                                   SI66537 is included in cumulative PTF
                                   package C8242730.
    8. 20 Nov 2017 DEFECTIVE PTF:   SI65805 for IBM i 7.3
                   LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770SS1
                   APAR NUMBER: SE68396

                   USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system users with 1Gb
                                   Ethernet adapters FC 5899, CCIN 576F
                   REASON DEFECTIVE: After applying the PTF, line descriptions
                                     associated with Ethernet adapters with FC
                                     5899, CCIN 576F can fail to vary on
                                     resulting in loss of LAN connectivity.
                                     This error will typically be encountered
                                     when the line description specifies a line
                                     speed or duplex other than the default
                                     *AUTO values.
                   RECOMMENDATION: Apply the fixing PTF SI66267 to IBM i 7.3.
                                   Note that PTF SI66267 is a distribution
                                   requisite of PTF MF99203. If you have
                                   applied PTF MF99203 to your system, you
                                   should apply the fixing PTF SI66267.

                                   SI66267 is included in cumulative PTF
                                   package C8025730.
    7. 08 Sep 2017 DEFECTIVE PTF:   SI65349 for IBM i 7.3
                   LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770SS1
                   APAR NUMBER: SE68041

                   USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i 7.3 operating system users with
                                   native fibre channel IOA's of these types
                                   577F, 578E, 578F, and have LIC PTF MF63640
                                   applied.
                   REASON DEFECTIVE: After applying the PTF, the system may
                                     crash with a B6000103 SRC while IPLing.
                   RECOMMENDATION: Apply the fixing PTF SI65805 to IBM i 7.3.
                                   Note that PTF SI65805 is a distribution
                                   requisite of PTF MF99203. If you have
                                   applied PTF MF99203 to your system, you
                                   should apply the fixing PTF SI65805.

                                   SI65805 is included in cumulative PTF
                                   package C7283730.
    6. 16 Aug 2017 DEFECTIVE PTF:   MF63501 for IBM i 7.3
                   LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770999
                   APAR NUMBER: MA46566

                   USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system users
                   REASON DEFECTIVE: After applying the PTF, PCI card CCINs FC
                                     EN15, FC EN16, FC EN17, and FC EN18 in
                                     dedicated SR-IOV mode may fail.
                   RECOMMENDATION: Apply the fixing LIC PTF MF64002 for i 7.3.

                                   MF64002 is included in cumulative PTF
                                   package C7283730.
    5. 10 Aug 2017 DEFECTIVE PTF:   MF63479 for IBM i 7.3
                   LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770999
                   APAR NUMBER: MA46559

                   USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system users with
                                   native fibre channel attached multi-path
                                   capable tape drives.
                   REASON DEFECTIVE: After applying the PTF, saves that require
                                     multiple volumes will fail with a CPF5110
                                     message.
                   RECOMMENDATION: Apply the fixing LIC PTF MF63988 for i 7.3.

                                   MF63988 is included in cumulative PTF
                                   package C7283730.
    4. 10 Aug 2017 DEFECTIVE PTF:   MF63741 for IBM i 7.3
                   LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770999
                   APAR NUMBER: MA46562

                   USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system users.
                   REASON DEFECTIVE: After loading the PTF and creating new
                                     install media, performing a D-mode IPL and
                                     selecting the option to Initialize System
                                     and Install Licensed Internal Code caused
                                     a failure with return code 62.
                   RECOMMENDATION: Apply the fixing LIC PTF MF63992 for i 7.3,
                                   then create new Install media.

                                   MF63992 is included in cumulative PTF
                                   package C7283730.
    3. 13 Jul 2017 DEFECTIVE PTF:   SI63652 for IBM i 7.3
                   LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770SS1
                   APAR NUMBER: SE67681

                   USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i 7.3 operating system users with
                                   MF99202 permanently applied.
                   REASON DEFECTIVE: The system may crash with a B6000103 SRC
                                     while IPLing to install PTFs.
                   RECOMMENDATION: Apply the fixing PTF SI65329 to IBM i 7.3.
                                   Note that PTF SI65329 is a distribution
                                   requisite of PTF MF99202. If you have
                                   applied PTF MF99202 to your system, you
                                   should apply the fixing PTF SI65329.

                                   SI65329 is included in cumulative PTF
                                   package C7283730.
    2. 08 Feb 2017 DEFECTIVE PTF:   MF63029 for IBM i 7.3
                   LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770999
                   APAR NUMBER: MA46202

                   USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system users that start
                                   mirror protection on an auxiliary storage
                                   pool
                   REASON DEFECTIVE: Mirror protection was started on an ASP
                                     (Auxiliary Storage Pool). When the
                                     partition was IPLd, some pages on the
                                     disks were not synchronized between the
                                     mirror pairs of units in the ASP. This
                                     resulted in damaged objects in the ASP.
                   RECOMMENDATION: Apply the fixing LIC PTF MF63244 for i 7.3.
                                   The fixing PTF will not correct any damage
                                   that has occurred in the ASP.  You have to
                                   perform recovery actions to restore the
                                   data in the ASP.

                                   MF63244 is included in cumulative PTF
                                   package C7061730.
    1. 27 Apr 2016 DEFECTIVE PTF:   MF61885 for IBM i 7.3
                   LICENSED PROGRAM = 5770999
                   APAR NUMBER: MA45573

                   USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system users that have
                                   applied LIC PTF MF61885.
                   REASON DEFECTIVE: Message CPF3795 from program QSRRSDEQ with
                                     error summary code C4C8.
                   RECOMMENDATION: Permanently remove LIC PTF MF61885 and then
                                   apply the fixing LIC PTF MF61943 for i
                                   7.3.

                                   MF61943 is included in cumulative PTF
                                   package C6299730.



   OMITTING A PTF
   --------------
   Refer to Appendix A in the detailed cumulative PTF package
   installation instructions.

   REMOVING A PTF
   --------------
   Refer to the IBM Knowledge Center:
   https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ssw_ibm_i
   IBM i and related software->Maintaining and managing IBM i and related software
   ->Using software fixes->Removing software fixes)



   R E A D E R   C O M M E N T S
   -----------------------------

   Questions concerning this file should be directed to
   your provider of software service.


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