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PI69005: BINARY_DELTA TYPE MANAGER DOES NOT REMOVE ITS TEMP FILE AFTER FAILURE

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • binary_delta  type manager uses a temp file to
    * gzip deflate the existing source container
      * build the new source container prior to gzipping it into the
    actual source container
    
    After a successful type manager operation this temp file gets
    removed,
    but after a failed operation the temp file remains
    
    In the worst case, since the temp file naming convention is
    tmp12345
      all the possible names get exhausted and EVERY subsequent type
    manager operation fails,
      due to being unable to create the temp file it needs
    

Local fix

  • The files are created in the TEMP directory, which maybe
      On UNIX / Linux
           /tmp
           /var/tmp
      On Windows
           set in the TMP or TEMP environment variable
           for temp files created by view_server process, it is the
    TEMP environment variable of the ClearCase service account
    
    Delete the old temp files manually.
    Monitor for the existence of many files named tmpNNNNN
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * Users of the ClearCase binary_delta  type manager.           *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * The ClearCase binary_delta  type manager may not remove      *
    * temporary file(s) after a failed type manager operation.     *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix is available in ClearCase versions 8.0.1.14 and 9.0.0.4
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI69005

  • Reported component name

    CLEARCASE WIN

  • Reported component ID

    5724G2900

  • Reported release

    900

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2016-09-12

  • Closed date

    2017-03-16

  • Last modified date

    2017-03-16

  • 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

  • R801 PSY

       UP

  • R900 PSY

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
17 June 2021