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MF51284 - LIC-MEDIA-TAPE Fix memory leak

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Abstract

LIC-MEDIA-TAPE Fix memory leak


Pre/Co-Requisite PTF / Fix List

REQ  LICENSED      PTF/FIX  LEVEL

TYPE PROGRAM  REL  NUMBER   MIN/MAX  OPTION
---- -------- ---  -------  -------  ------
CO   5770999  710  MF50200   00/00    0000



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APAR Error Description / Circumvention

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When certain Product Activity Log (PAL) entries are logged, a
small amount of memory remains allocated which results in a
fragmented heap or the heap filling up. A heap allocation may
then fail causing the tape operation to fail and a VL2E000E002
LIC log entry to be logged.

A save following a SETTAPCGY may fail with a MSGCPF5401 and an
automatic flight recorder dump.

A save to a tape library may fail with MSGCPA4089 or MSGCPA4090
if a tape drive is in the process of being automatically cleaned
by the tape library.

Mounting a cleaning cartridge fails with MSGCPF6760.

CORRECTION FOR APAR 'MA40033' :
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The tape device driver has been changed to free the memory which
will reduce the possibility of fragmenting the heap or running
out of heap memory.

A SETTAPCGY command issued immediately after a tape command that
issued a rewind may cause the rewind to be cancelled leaving the
tape device driver in an error state. The tape device driver has
been changed to properly handle cancelling a rewind.

The tape device driver has been changed to handle automatic
cleaning or mounting of a cleaning cartridge better.

CIRCUMVENTION FOR APAR 'MA40033' :
----------------------------------
None.


Activation Instructions


None.




Special Instructions

None.


Default Instructions

THIS IS A DELAYED PTF TO BE APPLIED AT IPL TIME.



Supersedes

PTF/FIX NO(S).  APAR TITLE LINE
--------------  ------------------------------------------------------------
   MF50752      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE-INCORROUT Unknown sense data
   MF50199      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE-WAIT Hardware Service Manager
   MF48050      LIC-MEDIA-TAPE-INCORROUT SMART ADAPTER FIXES

Summary Information

System..............................i
Models..............................
Release.............................V7R1M0
Licensed Program...............5770999
APAR Fixed..........................View details for APAR MA40033
Superseded by:......................View fix details for PTF MF99011
Recompile...........................N
Library.............................QSYS
MRI Feature ........................NONE
Cum Level...........................C1116710


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Modified date:
27 September 2010