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IV61223: DIAG MAY CREATE AND WRITE TO A FILE /DEV/NULL APPLIES TO AIX 7100-03

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Running giad may result in a file named /dev/NULL
    being created and data appeneded to it.
    This will happen only if supplemental media tape
    or CD are used to load diagnose routines.
    

Local fix

  • Get the major, minor device number for /dev/null:
    # ls -la /dev/null
    crw-rw-rw- 1 root system 2, 2 May 20 00:21 /dev/null
    and create a device /dev/NULL
    # rm /dev/NULL
    # mknod /dev/NULL c 2 2
    # chmod 666 /dev/NULL
    

Problem summary

  • diag may create and write to a file /dev/NULL
    

Problem conclusion

  • Modified the code to use correct file-name while redirecting.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

  • 6100-08 - use AIX APAR IV64438
    6100-09 - use AIX APAR IV63143
    7100-02 - use AIX APAR IV64263
    7100-03 - use AIX APAR IV61223
    

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IV61223

  • Reported component name

    AIX V7.1

  • Reported component ID

    5765H4000

  • Reported release

    710

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Submitted date

    2014-06-05

  • Closed date

    2014-07-30

  • Last modified date

    2016-05-11

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    AIX V7.1

  • Fixed component ID

    5765H4000

Applicable component levels

  • R710 PSY U865850

       UP15/05/19 I 1000

PTF to Fileset Mapping

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Document Information

Modified date:
11 May 2016