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PM35535: VOB and View storage on a loopback virtual file system will cause commands such as cleartool space to fail

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • VOB and View storage on a loopback virtual file system will
    cause commands such as cleartool space to fail
    
    
    Solaris 10
    
    
    ClearCase 7.1.x
    
    
    
    To Reproduce:
    
    1)  Make a non-global zone with the following script named
    mk_ngz.sh:
    
    -------   snip here   -------
    create -b
    set zonepath=/zone/test-system
    set autoboot=true
    set ip-type=shared
    add fs
    set dir=/ccstg
    set special=/ccstg
    set type=lofs
    end
    add net
    set address=192.168.1.10/24
    set defrouter=192.168.1.1
    set physical=bge0
    end
    add attr
    set name=comment
    set type=string
    set value='test-system'
    end
    -------   snip here   -------
    
       Note:  This scrip assumes many system configurations,
    including the VOB and View storage.  This may have to be
    modified to match the configuration being used per system.
    
    zonecfg -z test-system -f mk_ngz.sh
    
    
    2)  Install ClearCase on the non-global zone just created
    
       NOTE:  This step assumes ClearCase has been installed on the
    Global Zone
    
    
    3)  Make a VOB and View on the new non-global zone created
    (test-system):
    
    cleartool mkview -tag test-view -host test-system -hpath
    /ccstg/views/test-view.vws -gpath
    /net/global-zone/ccstg/views/test-view.vws
    /net/global-zone/ccstg/views/test-view.vws
    
    cleartool mkvob -tag /vob/test-vob -host test-system -hpath
    /ccstg/vobs/test-vob.vbs -gpath
    /net/global-zone/ccstg/vobs/test-vob.vbs
    /net/global-zone/ccstg/vobs/test-vob.vbs
    
       NOTE:  This step assumes the Global Zone has NFS exported the
    /ccstg directory as the non-global zone cannot export
    filesystems through NFS.
    
    
    4)  Execute the following command, and the error occurs:
    
    bash-3.00# /usr/atria/bin/cleartool space -view -generate
    test-view
    cleartool: Error: Could not get an absolute pathname for
    '/ccstg/views/test-view.vws/admin/view_space/1300127623'.
    
    
    Workaround:  None
    

Local fix

Problem summary

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    VOB and View storage on a loopback virtual file system will
    cause commands such as cleartool space to fail
    
    
    Solaris 10
    
    
    ClearCase 7.1.x
    
    
    
    To Reproduce:
    
    1)  Make a non-global zone with the following script named
    mk_ngz.sh:
    
    -------   snip here   -------
    create -b
    set zonepath=/zone/test-system
    set autoboot=true
    set ip-type=shared
    add fs
    set dir=/ccstg
    set special=/ccstg
    set type=lofs
    end
    add net
    set address=192.168.1.10/24
    set defrouter=192.168.1.1
    set physical=bge0
    end
    add attr
    set name=comment
    set type=string
    set value="test-system"
    end
    -------   snip here   -------
    
       Note:  This scrip assumes many system configurations,
    including the VOB and View storage.  This may have to be
    modified to match the configuration being used per system.
    
    zonecfg -z test-system -f mk_ngz.sh
    
    
    2)  Install ClearCase on the non-global zone just created
    
       NOTE:  This step assumes ClearCase has been installed on
    the Global Zone
    
    
    3)  Make a VOB and View on the new non-global zone created
    (test-system):
    
    cleartool mkview -tag test-view -host test-system -hpath
    /ccstg/views/test-view.vws -gpath
    /net/global-zone/ccstg/views/test-view.vws
    /net/global-zone/ccstg/views/test-view.vws
    
    cleartool mkvob -tag /vob/test-vob -host test-system -hpath
    /ccstg/vobs/test-vob.vbs -gpath
    /net/global-zone/ccstg/vobs/test-vob.vbs
    /net/global-zone/ccstg/vobs/test-vob.vbs
    
       NOTE:  This step assumes the Global Zone has NFS exported
    the /ccstg directory as the non-global zone cannot export
    filesystems through NFS.
    
    
    4)  Execute the following command, and the error occurs:
    
    bash-3.00# /usr/atria/bin/cleartool space -view -generate
    test-view
    cleartool: Error: Could not get an absolute pathname for
    "/ccstg/views/test-view.vws/admin/view_space/1300127623".
    
    
    Workaround:  None
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix is available in ClearCase versions 7.1.1.8, 7.1.2.5
    and 8.0.0.1
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM35535

  • Reported component name

    CC CHG MGMT SOL

  • Reported component ID

    5724G3400

  • Reported release

    700

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2011-03-24

  • Closed date

    2011-12-16

  • Last modified date

    2011-12-16

  • 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

    CC CHG MGMT SOL

  • Fixed component ID

    5724G3400

Applicable component levels

  • R700 PSN

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
22 December 2020