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OpenVMS VMS731_FIBRE_SCSI-V0100 Alpha V7.3-1 FibreChannel/SCSI ECO Summary
TITLE: OpenVMS VMS731_FIBRE_SCSI-V0100 Alpha V7.3-1 FibreChannel/SCSI ECO Summary
NOTE:  An OpenVMS saveset or PCSI installation file is stored
       on the Internet in a self-expanding compressed file.
       For OpenVMS savesets, the name of the compressed saveset
       file will be kit_name.a-dcx_vaxexe for OpenVMS VAX or
       kit_name.a-dcx_axpexe for OpenVMS Alpha. Once the OpenVMS
       saveset is copied to your system, expand the compressed
       saveset by typing RUN kitname.dcx_vaxexe or kitname.dcx_alpexe.
       For PCSI files, once the PCSI file is copied to your system,
       rename the PCSI file to kitname.pcsi-dcx_axpexe or
       kitname.pcsi-dcx_vaxexe, then it can be expanded by typing
       RUN kitname.pcsi-dcx_axpexe or kitname.pcsi-dcx_vaxexe.  The
       resultant file will be the PCSI installation file which can be
       used to install the ECO.

New Kit Date:       15-NOV-2002
Modification Date:  Not Applicable
Modification Type:  NEW KIT

Copyright (c) Compaq Computer Corporation 2001,2002.  All rights reserved.

OP/SYS:     OpenVMS Alpha

COMPONENT:  FibreChannel
            SCSI Drivers

SOURCE:     Compaq Computer Corporation


     ECO Kit Name:   VMS731_FIBRE_SCSI-V0100
     ECO Kits Superseded by This ECO Kit: None
     ECO Kit Approximate Size:  2560 Blocks
     Kit Applies To:  OpenVMS Alpha V7.3-1
     System/Cluster Reboot Necessary:  Yes
     Rolling Re-boot Supported:  Yes
     Installation Rating:  INSTALL_1
                            1 : To be installed by all customers.

     Kit Dependencies:

       The following remedial kit(s) must be installed BEFORE
       installation of this kit:


       In order to receive all the corrections listed in this
       kit, the following remedial kits should also be installed:



An ECO kit exists for FibreChannel and SCSI Drivers on OpenVMS Alpha
V7.3-1.  This kit addresses the following problems:


     o  A system can crash with a INVEXCEPTN, Exception while above
        ASTDEL bugcheck.

          Crashdump Summary Information
          Bugcheck Type:     INVEXCEPTN, Exception while above ASTDEL
          Current Image:     $1$DGA510:[PRG]LPARTREQ.EXE;6
          Failing PC:        FFFFFFFF.80405E60
          Failing PS:        38000000.00000804
          Module:            SYS$PGADRIVER (Link Date/Time:
                             24-AUG-2001 00:12:20.64)
          Offset:            0000BE60

          Images Affected:[SYS$LDR]SYS$PGADRIVER.EXE

     o  As a result of mount verification on SCSI tapes, the fastskip
        algorithm could be inadvertently turned off.

          Images Affected:[SYS$LDR]SYS$MKDRIVER.EXE

     o  The user will see unnecessary console messages from FGEDRIVER.

          Images Affected:[SYS$LDR]SYS$FGEDRIVER.EXE

     o  A system can crash with an INVEXCEPTN bugcheck.

          Crashdump Summary Information:
          Bugcheck Type:     INVEXCEPTN, Exception while above
          Current Process:   STACONFIG
          Current Image:     STACONFIG.EXE
          Failing PC:        FFFFFFFF.80029F14
          Failing PS:        20000000.00000B04
          Module:            SYSTEM_PRIMITIVES_MIN (Link Date/Time:
                             28-MAR-2002 14:22:47.68)
          Offset:            00001F14

          Images Affected:[SYS$LDR]SYS$PKQDRIVER.EXE

     o  Paths to FibreChannel disks can become permanently unavailable
        without notification to the user and without any error log
        entries being written.

          Images Affected:[SYS$LDR]SYS$FGEDRIVER

     o  Disk drives that support the SCSI-3 SPC3 standard cannot be
        mounted.  When an attempt is made to mount such drives the
        error log records "invalid inquiry" messages.

          Images Affected:[SYS$LDR]SYS$DKDRIVER.EXE

     o  When using FC$SDA to examine the FCP ring buffer, if the
        request was sent FastPath, the FC-LA field is always 0, which
        is an invalid value for FC-LA.

          Images Affected:[SYS$LDR]SYS$DKDRIVER.EXE

     o  During a hard reset the system can experience 64-byte LAL
        corruption or an ACCVIO system crash.

          Images Affected:[SYS$LDR]SYS$DKDRIVER.EXE

     o  When using FC$SDA to display STDTs, some useful fields (such
        as the new Queue Full handling cells and the target reset
        count) are missing.  Also, FC$SDA has no support for an FC
        STDT /ALL command.

          Images Affected:[SYS$LDR]SYS$DKDRIVER.EXE

     o  The system can crash with a LOCKMGRERR, Error detected by Lock
        Manager bugcheck.

          Crashdump Summary Information:
          Bugcheck Type:     LOCKMGRERR, Error detected by Lock Manager
          Current Process:   NULL
          Current Image:     
          Failing PC:        FFFFFFFF.802F4148    
          Failing PS:        18000000.00000804
          Module:            SYS$CLUSTER   (Link Date/Time:  
                             4-MAR-2002 15:21:35.69)
          Offset:            0001C148

          Failing Instruction:
          LCK$RCV_RM_BXFER_C+001F8:       BUGCHK

          R0  =  00000000.00002044   %SYSTEM-F-INSFSPTS,
                 insufficient SPTEs available

          Images Affected:[SYS$LDR]SYS$DKDRIVER.EXE

     o  The System can crash with an INVEXCEPTN at

          Crashdump Summary Information:
          Bugcheck Type:     INVEXCEPTN, Exception while above ASTDEL
          Current Process:   NULL
          Current Image:     
          Failing PC:        FFFFFFFF.804157E0  SYS$FGEDRIVER+177E0
          Failing PS:        18000000.00000804
          Module:            SYS$FGEDRIVER    (Link Date/Time:
                             18-SEP-2002 10:30:49.38)
          Offset:            000177E0

          Failing Instruction:
          SYS$FGEDRIVER+177E0:  LDQ_U  R19,#X001C(R1)

          Images Affected:[SYS$LDR]SYS$FGEDRIVER.EXE

     o  Data underflow on Fast Path IO will cause SS$_NOTQUEUED errors
        to be logged, and cause a visible mount verification.

          Images Affected:[SYS$LDR]SYS$DKDRIVER.EXE

     o  The user may see frequent mount verifications.  These can have
        several causes:

           -  Frequent quorum disk mount verification can occur when the
              quorum disk has a relatively heavy I/O load applied to it.
              This is not a problem when the quorum disk is used as
              recommended,meaning with no significant I/O load.
              However, in some customer clusters this recommendation is
           -  Frequent TX/RX DMA failures can occur which result in
              mount verifications.

          Images Affected:[SYS$LDR]SYS$DKDRIVER.EXE

     o  If the system can not allocate a KPB for a Fast Path IO, an IO
        may not finish, putrtjgthe disk ina Mountverify state.

          Images Affected:[SYS$LDR]SYS$PKQDRIVER.EXE

     o  During system boot, fibre channel storage devices may not be

          Images Affected:[SYS$LDR]SYS$FGEDRIVER.EXE

     o  A BACKUP command from a client system to a TMSCP served SCSI
        tape may complete with success, but the resulting saveset
        cannot be read by BACKUP.  For example:

          $ INIT $7$MKC0: TEST0
          $ MOUNT/FOREIGN $7$MKC0:
            %MOUNT-I-MOUNTED, TEST0 mounted on _$7$MKC0: (UTRA41)
            %BACKUP-S-COPIED, copied USER1:[USER]TEST.TXT;1
          $ MOUNT/FOREIGN TP
            %MOUNT-I-MOUNTED, TEST0 mounted on _$7$MKC0: (UTRA41)
          $BACK/LIST TP:
          Listing of save set(s)
          %BACKUP-F-LABELERR, error in tape label processing on
          $7$MKC0:[000000].; -SYSTEM-W-ENDOFFILE, end of file

          Images Affected:[SYS$LDR]SYS$MKDRIVER.EXE


This kit requires a system reboot.  Compaq strongly recommends
that  a reboot is performed immediately after kit installation
to avoid system instability

If you have other nodes in your  OpenVMS  cluster,  they  must
also be rebooted in order to make use of the new image(s).  If
it is not possible or convenient to reboot the entire  cluster
at this time, a rolling re-boot may be performed.


Install this kit with the POLYCENTER Software installation utility
by logging into the SYSTEM account, and typing the following at the
DCL prompt:


The kit location may be a tape drive, CD, or a disk directory that
contains the kit.

Additional help on installing PCSI kits can be found by typing
HELP PRODUCT INSTALL at the system prompt

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