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PI95367: SYSTEM CRASH WITH "DEVICE NUMBER TOO BIG" ERROR DURING CLEARCASESTART ON SOLSYSTEM WITH MULTIPLE NON-GLOBAL ZONES,

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When starting ClearCase on a Solaris 11.3 (SPARC) host with
    multiple Non-Global Zones, the host may experience a system
    panic during ClearCase load of one or more Non-Global Zones.
    
    The error message in the system logs is "device number too big
    for fsid!"
    
    An immediately-subsequent reinstall and restart of ClearCase
    does not experience this issue.
    
    This issue has been reported as a one-time occurrence, and is
    under investigation.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * Users of ClearCase on Solaris 11 (any update)                *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * On Solaris 11 systems, after mounting numerous ClearCase     *
    * VOBs, whether those mounts are in the global zone or any     *
    * non-global zones, a ClearCase VOB mount operation may fail   *
    * with the error message "mount: file table overflow".  In     *
    * some cases, a system crash may occur, and the error "device  *
    * number too big for fsid!" will be written to the system log. *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • This is fixed in ClearCase 8.0.1.18 and 9.0.1.4
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI95367

  • Reported component name

    CLEARCASE WIN

  • Reported component ID

    5724G2900

  • Reported release

    901

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2018-03-19

  • Closed date

    2018-08-09

  • Last modified date

    2018-08-09

  • 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

  • R901 PSY

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
09 August 2018