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PM60644: 'clearmake: Error: Unable to place marker in MVFS audit - Invali d argument' may occur when building a .NO_CONFIG_REC target

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When building software using clearmake in an IBM Rational
    ClearCase dynamic view, the 'Unable to place marker in MVFS
    audit - Invalid argument' error may occur if all of the
    following are true:
    
    1) The makefile itself is a symlink to a central skeleton
    makefile that '#includes' a destination-directory resident file
    that contains the actual build instructions.
    2) The top-level target is a .NO_CONFIG_REC target.
    3) This target does not write any files, but starts a child make
    in a subdirectory of the current directory
    4) The child make builds 'normal' DO targets.
    5) The build is started with 'clearmake -u' for unconditional
    rebuild.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

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    When using IBM Rational ClearCase's makefile based build
    utility Clearmake, it throws "clearmake: Error: Unable to
    place marker in MVFS audit - Invalid argument" error for the
    recursive builds where parent make is invoked with
    .NO_CONFIG_REC target and there is no fresh build happening
    in the child make.  This behaviour is seen in  ClearCase
    7.1.2.7 or 8.0.0.3 or prior versions.
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix is available in ClearCase versions 7.1.2.8 and 8.0.0.4
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM60644

  • Reported component name

    CLEARCASE UNIX

  • Reported component ID

    5724G2901

  • Reported release

    710

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2012-03-16

  • Closed date

    2012-09-26

  • Last modified date

    2012-09-26

  • 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 UNIX

  • Fixed component ID

    5724G2901

Applicable component levels

  • R710 PSN

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
26 September 2012