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PI17288: RENAMING A LOOPBACK DIR TO A VIEWROOT DIR WILL CAUSE A PANIC ON AIX.

Fixes are available

Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 11 (8.0.0.11) for 8.0
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 4 (8.0.1.4) for 8.0.1
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 5 (8.0.1.5) for 8.0.1
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 12 (8.0.0.12) for 8.0
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 6 (8.0.1.6) for 8.0.1
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 13 (8.0.0.13) for 8.0
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 14 (8.0.0.14) for 8.0
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 7 (8.0.1.7) for 8.0.1
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 15 (8.0.0.15) for 8.0
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 8 (8.0.1.8) for 8.0.1
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 16 (8.0.0.16) for 8.0
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 9 (8.0.1.9) for 8.0.1
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 17 (8.0.0.17) for 8.0
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 10 (8.0.1.10) for 8.0.1
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 18 (8.0.0.18) for 8.0
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 11 (8.0.1.11) for 8.0.1
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 19 (8.0.0.19) for 8.0
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 12 (8.0.1.12) for 8.0.1
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 20 (8.0.0.20) for 8.0
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 13 (8.0.1.13) for 8.0.1
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 21 (8.0.0.21) for 8.0
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 14 (8.0.1.14) for 8.0.1
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 15 (8.0.1.15) for 8.0.1
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 16 (8.0.1.16) for 8.0.1
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 17 (8.0.1.17) for 8.0.1
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 18 (8.0.1.18) for 8.0.1
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 19 (8.0.1.19) for 8.0.1
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 20 (8.0.1.20) for 8.0.1
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 21 (8.0.1.21) for 8.0.1
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 22 (8.0.1.22) for 8.0.1
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 23 (8.0.1.23) for 8.0.1
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 24 (8.0.1.24) for 8.0.1
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 25 (8.0.1.25) for 8.0.1

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Moving a loopback directory to a IBM Rational ClearCase viewroot
    directory (eg. /view/<VIEW TAG>/var) will cause a kernel panic
    on the host system. This issue seems to affect AIX
    
    WORKAROUND:
    Do not attempt to move loopback directories into the viewroot.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * Users of Rational ClearCase MVFS.                            *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * When using Rational ClearCase MVFS and renaming a file or    *
    * directory through a view-extended name to a name in the      *
    * viewroot, AIX may panic, even for an unprivileged user.  For *
    * instance, doing "mv /view/test-view/var /view/var" will      *
    * cause a panic.                                               *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix is available in ClearCase versions 8.0.0.11 and 8.0.1.4
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI17288

  • Reported component name

    CLEARCASE WIN

  • Reported component ID

    5724G2900

  • Reported release

    800

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2014-05-05

  • Closed date

    2014-06-26

  • Last modified date

    2014-10-08

  • 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

    CLEARCASE WIN

  • Fixed component ID

    5724G2900

Applicable component levels

  • R800 PSY

       UP

  • R801 PSY

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
08 September 2021