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

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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 October 2014