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MA45603 - LIC-UNPRED-SRCB6000103 PARTITION CRASH WHEN STARTING POWERVP
COLLECTION

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 APAR (Authorized Program Analysis Report)

Abstract

LIC-UNPRED-SRCB6000103 PARTITION CRASH WHEN STARTING POWERVP
COLLECTION

Error Description

Under some circumstances, an IBM i partition can crash while    
starting to collect hardware data for PowerVP.  The failing    
stack shows references to PdcPmcEiHandler and                  
PdcHdwModeDataBuffer.                                          

Problem Summary

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* PROBLEM: (MA45603) Licensed Program = 5770999 for i 7.1,     *
*                                        i 7.2, and i 7.3      *
*           Crash/Hang Requiring an IPL to Recover.            *
****************************************************************
* USERS AFFECTED: All IBM i operating system users that also   *
*                 use PowerVP.                                 *
****************************************************************
* RECOMMENDATION: Apply LIC PTF MF63217 for i 7.1.             *
*                 Apply LIC PTF MF63211 for i 7.2.             *
*                 Apply LIC PTF MF62000 for i 7.3.             *
****************************************************************
Under some circumstances, an IBM i partition can crash while    
starting to collect hardware data for PowerVP.  The failing    
stack shows references to PdcPmcEiHandler and                  
PdcHdwModeDataBuffer.                                          

Problem Conclusion

Licensed internal code has been changed to prevent a NULL      
pointer access in the performance data collection interrupt    
handler.                                                        

Temporary Fix

                       *********                                
                       * HIPER *                                
                       *********                                

Comments

Circumvention


PTFs Available

R710 MF63217 PTF Cover Letter   7192
R720 MF63211 PTF Cover Letter   7290
R730 MF62000 PTF Cover Letter   6299

Affected Modules

         
         

Affected Publications

Summary Information

Status............................................ CLOSED PER
HIPER........................................... Yes
Component.................................. 9400DG300
Failing Module.......................... RCHMGR
Reported Release................... R730
Duplicate Of..............................




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Document Information

Modified date:
27 October 2017