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IT29836: DB2SUPPORT MIGHT REQUIRE A LONG TIME TO COMPLETE ON AIX SYSTEM WITH A LARGE NUMBER OF LOGICAL VOLUMES AND VOLUME GROUPS.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Db2support tool might require a long time to complete on AIX
    system which have a large number of volume groups and logical
    volumes. Slow section will be the one after:
    "Basic operating system and hardware information"
    
    is displayed on the screen. db2support.log file, included in the
    final archive, will indicate a long time spent within "Disk"
    section, e.g:
    
    ...
    2019-01-01-20.26.29.690710 [db2os.C:820] -> Disk
    2019-01-01-21.34.54.108958 [db2os.C:820] -> Disk
    ...
    (over 1h here in the example)
    
    During the data collection the following command will be
    executing on the system (this can be checked e.g. in "ps"):
    
    sh -c for vg in `lsvg -o`; do for fs in `lsvgfs $vg`; do printf
    "%-22s" $fs; for disk in `lsvg -p $vg | tail +3 | awk '{print
    $1}'`; do lspv -l $disk | grep -q " ${fs}$" && printf "%-8s"
    $disk; done; echo; done; done
    
    This section will be executed regardless of "-s/-system_detail"
    switch being used or not
    

Local fix

  • There is no switch to disable lsvg collection by db2support on
    AIX. The only way to skip the step is to force command failure
    by e.g. creating temporarily a "dummy" lsvg executable in PATH
    to force a failure of the command. E.g.:
    
    $ touch ./lsvg
    $ chmod +x lsvg
    $ export PATH=$(pwd):$PATH
    $ db2support <...>
    $ rm ./lsvg
    
    This will *not* affect other diagnostics collected by
    db2support.
    

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

    IT29836

  • 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

    2019-07-25

  • 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

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Document Information

Modified date:
16 January 2020