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PI29080: RH 7 CC 8.0.1.5 "MOUNT.MVFS: WARNING: UNABLE TO OPEN MOUNT TABLE" ON MOUNTING VOBS

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When attempting to mount VOBs on an IBM Rational ClearCase host
    running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, the following warning
    message may appear: "mount.mvfs: Warning: unable to open mount
    table"
    
    At the time of this message, the VOBs mount successfully.
    

Local fix

  • At this time, the warning message, which is usually in the
    mntrpc_server logs, can be ignored.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * Administrators or users of ClearCase on certain Linux        *
    * versions, including some update levels of Red Hat Enterprise *
    * Linux 7, SUSE Linux 12, and Ubuntu Linux 16.04.              *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * When attempting to mount VOBs on an IBM Rational ClearCase   *
    * host running on certain Linux versions, the following        *
    * warning                                                      *
    * message may appear: "mount.mvfs: Warning: unable to open     *
    * mount table".   Despite this message, the VOBs do mount      *
    * successfully.                                                *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • The ClearCase VOB mount code has been updated to eliminate the
    warning on the affected versions of Linux, in ClearCase
    8.0.1.16, 9.0.0.5 and 9.0.1.1.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI29080

  • Reported component name

    CLEARCASE WIN

  • Reported component ID

    5724G2900

  • Reported release

    801

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2014-11-05

  • Closed date

    2017-09-13

  • Last modified date

    2017-12-19

  • 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

[{"Business Unit":{"code":"BU053","label":"Cloud & Data Platform"},"Product":{"code":"SSSH27","label":"Rational ClearCase"},"Platform":[{"code":"PF025","label":"Platform Independent"}],"Version":"801","Line of Business":{"code":"LOB36","label":"IBM Automation"}}]

Document Information

Modified date:
29 June 2020