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MF54720 - LIC-COMM-TCPIP Deadlock following link error when DHCP clien

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LIC-COMM-TCPIP Deadlock following link error when DHCP clien


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APAR Error Description / Circumvention

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TCP/IP may deadlock if a link error occurs just as the DHCP
client is sending a request. One deadlocked task will show
AltDhcpClient::cancel or AltDhcp6Client::cancel in its stack
while another shows AltDhcpClientTask and
AltDhcpWaitObjects::send.

CORRECTION FOR APAR MA41655 :
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In rare circumstances, if the DHCP client is sending at the same
time as a link failure occurs, two tasks may deadlock while one
is holding a system-wide TCP/IP lock and trying to end the DHCP
client. The code has been changed to avoid the deadlock.

CIRCUMVENTION FOR APAR MA41655 :
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Summary Information

System..............................i
Models..............................
Release.............................V7R1M0
Licensed Program...............5770999
APAR Fixed..........................View details for APAR MA41655
Superseded by:......................View fix details for PTF MF56667
Recompile...........................N
Library.............................QSYS
MRI Feature ........................NONE
Cum Level...........................C2115710


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Modified date:
16 December 2011