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IT22487: GETDB2VERSIONCODE FAILS WITH ECF_BUFFER_TOO_SMALL

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • On Windows, with DSM the following error message can be logged
    if you connect to a Db2 V11.1 LUW server :
    
    2017-09-21-11.34.38.705000+120 I11436F604           LEVEL: Error
    PID     : 13388                TID : 14648          PROC :
    db2fmp64.exe
    INSTANCE: DB               NODE : 000           DB   : DB1
    APPID   : 127.0.0.1.54413.170921091602
    HOSTNAME: LOCALHOST
    EDUID   : 14648
    FUNCTION: DB2 Common, Generic Registry, GetDB2VersionCode,
    probe:30
    MESSAGE : ECF=0x90000008=-1879048184=ECF_BUFFER_TOO_SMALL
              Buffer too small
    DATA #1 : unsigned integer, 4 bytes
    11
    DATA #2 : unsigned integer, 4 bytes
    1
    DATA #3 : unsigned integer, 4 bytes
    2020
    DATA #4 : unsigned integer, 4 bytes
    0
    
    
    We fail to retrieve the Service level of the Db2 product.
    
    For instance, in the registry we have the following for DB2 11.1
    Mod2 FP2 :
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IBM\DB2\InstalledCopies\DB2COPY2\Cu
    rrentVersion]
    "Service Level"="DYN1701310100WIN64"
    "Fix Level"="1393"
    "Default Language"="en_US"
    "Modification"="2020"
    "Release"="1"
    "Version"="11"
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * ALL                                                          *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * See Error Description                                        *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Upgrade to Db2 11.1 Mod 4 Fixpack 5 or higher                *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • First fixed in Db2 11.1 Mod 4 Fixpack 5
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IT22487

  • Reported component name

    DB2 FOR LUW

  • Reported component ID

    DB2FORLUW

  • Reported release

    B10

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2017-09-21

  • Closed date

    2020-01-16

  • Last modified date

    2020-01-16

  • 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

    DB2 FOR LUW

  • Fixed component ID

    DB2FORLUW

Applicable component levels

  • RB10 PSN

       UP

[{"Business Unit":{"code":"BU053","label":"Cloud & Data Platform"},"Product":{"code":"SSEPGG","label":"Db2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows"},"Component":"","ARM Category":[],"Platform":[{"code":"PF025","label":"Platform Independent"}],"Version":"11.1","Edition":"","Line of Business":{"code":"LOB10","label":"Data and AI"}}]

Document Information

Modified date:
16 January 2020