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IZ69982: CHPATH COMMAND FAILS ON DAC DEVICE WITH MPIO MANAGED FASTT APPLIES TO AIX 5300-09

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When attempting to change the state of a path for a dac
    device, an error message indicating an illegal option is
    displayed:
    
    # chpath -s disable -l dac0 -p fscsi0
    Method error (/etc/methods/chggen):
            0514-011 Invalid arguments.
    /etc/methods/chggen: illegal option -- W
    /etc/methods/chggen: illegal option -- s
    
    The chpath command fails, and the path state remains
    unchanged.
    

Local fix

  • Do not run chpath against the dac devices.
    Run rmpath to either delete the path, or to put it into
    a defined state.
    

Problem summary

  • chpath displays incorrect message to disable dac device
    

Problem conclusion

  • Corrected error message to disable dac device
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IZ69982

  • Reported component name

    AIX 5.3

  • Reported component ID

    5765G0300

  • Reported release

    530

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Submitted date

    2010-02-09

  • Closed date

    2010-02-09

  • Last modified date

    2013-03-29

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

    IZ24036

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    AIX 5.3

  • Fixed component ID

    5765G0300

Applicable component levels

  • R530 PSY U829451

       UP10/03/23 I 1000

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Document Information

Modified date:
29 March 2013