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IT27228: DB2 WINDOWS INSTALLATION CRASHES IF THE INSTALLING USER BELONGS TO A LARGE NUMBER OF LOCAL/GLOBAL GROUPS.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Stack corruption occurs and causes the installer to crash as it
    tries to create a list of local/global groups the installing
    user belongs to. If the list is larger than the assigned value
    in the code of 1024 chars, it overwrites and corrupts the stack.
    
    Notes from the RTC collaboration 102354:
    https://servrtc.canlab.ibm.com:10100/ccm/web/projects/ServDB#act
    ion=com.ibm.team.workitem.viewWorkItem&id=102354
    
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Local fix

  • Workaround would be to create a user belonging to fewer local
    /global groups on the system and attempt the installation with
    that user.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * all                                                          *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * See Error Description                                        *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Upgrade to Db2 11.1.4.6 or higher                            *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • Upgrade to Db2 11.1.4.6 or higher
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IT27228

  • 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

    2018-12-06

  • Closed date

    2021-03-31

  • Last modified date

    2021-03-31

  • 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

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

Document Information

Modified date:
01 April 2021