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IV81349: KINCONFG.EXE LOOPS READING FILE DUMMY_FILES_LIST.TXT FROM HOME\INSTALLITM\TMP\ DIRECTORY.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Abstract: Kinconfg.exe loops reading file dummy_files_list.txt
    from HOME\InstallITM\tmp\ directory. The Microsoft code does not
    recognize end of file so the code loops.
    
    Environment:
    Windows only INSTALL component. This is an OS bug we must code
    around.
    
    Problem Description:
    Code is reading the above file and never finds end of file so it
    loops.
    
    Recreate Instructions:
    I doubt it can be recreated locally.
    

Local fix

  • No workaround available
    

Problem summary

  • On some Windows machines, the installer goes into an endless
    loop reading dummy_files_list.txt.  The operating system fails
    to signal end of file while the installer is reading
    dummy_files_list.txt.  This causes the installer to continually
    read without ever stopping.  Eventually, the install log is
    filled to capacity and the install process is aborted, or the
    customer cancels the install.
    

Problem conclusion

  • Added read loop counter that terminates the code if 10
    successive reads are performed without finding a dll to delete.
    The counter prevents the code from looping infinitely.
    
    The fix for this APAR is contained in the following maintenance
    packages:
    
      | fix pack | 6.3.0-TIV-ITM-FP0007
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IV81349

  • Reported component name

    OMEG DIST INSTA

  • Reported component ID

    5608A41CI

  • Reported release

    630

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2016-02-12

  • Closed date

    2016-11-18

  • Last modified date

    2017-01-06

  • 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

    OMEG DIST INSTA

  • Fixed component ID

    5608A41CI

Applicable component levels

  • R630 PSY

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Document Information

Modified date:
06 January 2017