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OpenVMS VMS73_DCL-V0300 Alpha V7.3 DCL ECO Summary
TITLE: OpenVMS VMS73_DCL-V0300 Alpha V7.3 DCL 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:       10-MAR-2003
Modification Date:  Not Applicable
Modification Type:  NEW KIT

Copyright (c) Compaq Computer Corporation 2003.  All rights reserved.

OP/SYS:     OpenVMS Alpha 

COMPONENT:  DCL 

SOURCE:     Compaq Computer Corporation

ECO INFORMATION:

     ECO Kit Name:  VMS73_DCL-V0300
                    DEC-AXPVMS-VMS73_DCL-V0300--4.PCSI
     ECO Kits Superseded by This ECO Kit:  VMS73_DCL-V0200
     ECO Kit Approximate Size:  832 Blocks
     Kit Applies To:  OpenVMS Alpha V7.3
     System/Cluster Reboot Necessary:  Yes
     Rolling Re-boot Supported:  Yes
     Installation Rating:  INSTALL_3
                           3 - To  be  installed  by  customers  experiencing  the  problems
		               corrected.

     Kit Dependencies:

       The following remedial kit(s), or later, must be installed BEFORE
       installation of this, or any required kit:

         VMS73_UPDATE-V0100
         
       In order to receive all the corrections listed in this
       kit, the following remedial kits, or later, should also be installed:

         None 

ECO KIT SUMMARY:

An ECO kit exists for DCL on OpenVMS Alpha V7.3. 
This kit addresses the following problems: 

PROBLEMS ADDRESSED IN VMS73_DCL-V0300 KIT

     o  When unprocessed record lines are encountered in an input
        command file, DCL overwrites image failure status with the
        warning DCL-W-SKPDAT.  The overwrite of the status should only
        happen when images exited with a successful status.

          Images Affected:[SYSEXE]DCL.EXE



     o  A file created by DCL will erroneously inherit the file
        extension quantity value from a previously opened file.  For
        example:

          $ DIR/FULL LOGIN.COM
                    .
                    .

                    .
          File attributes:    Allocation: 18, Extend: 5000

          ** Note that LOGIN.COM has DEQ  set to 5000

          $ OPEN/READ/SHARE FILE LOGIN.COM
          $ CLOSE FILE
          $
          $ @tt/out=out.txt
          _$ put something in file
          %DCL-W-IVVERB, unrecognized command verb -
          check validity and spelling \PUT\
          _$  Exit
          $
          $ DIR/FULL OUT.TXT

          Directory $2$DKB0:[TEST]

          OUT.TXT;1                     File ID:  (8282,1,0)
          Size:            1/5004       Owner:    [SYSTEM]
          Created:    21-AUG-2002 10:35:50.40
          Revised:    21-AUG-2002 10:35:57.94 (1)
          File attributes:    Allocation: 5004, Extend: 5000,
                              Global buffer count: 0
          Client attributes:  None
          Total of 1 file, 1/5004 blocks.


          Images Affected:[SYSEXE]DCL.EXE




     o  If an upcall enabled image's execution is interrupted with ^y,
        and execution of a DCL command procedure is entered as the
        first command at the ^Y DCL prompt, an access violation
        occurs.  For example:

          ^y
          $ @TEST
          %SYSTEM-F-ACCVIO, access violation, reason mask=00, virtual
          address=0000000000000004, PC=FFFFFFFF80B4FBEC, PS=0000001B
          ...


          Images Affected:[SYSEXE]DCL.EXE



     o  When running the XQP exercisor test, the test procedure
        displays the input prompt instead of executing a command
        passed on the command line invoking the image.  For example:

           $ xqpxr do 'p1' [xqpxr] xqpxr_test.dat -        
             /numf=1-
             /sizf=500-
             /rndf-
             /exte=14-
             /rnde-
             /plac=vbn-
             /dirc=1-
             /dura=00:03:00.0-
             /adda-
             /acec=4-
             /rnda-
             /oper=(build,randio)-
             /iotc=1
            XQPXR>


          Images Affected:[SYSEXE]DCL.EXE



     o  The following call to F$GETSYI, on a system that does not
        support partitioning, will crash the process:

          $ write sys$output f$getsyi("cpu_failover")

           Improperly handled condition, bad stack or no handler 
           specified.
           Signal arguments:   Number = 0000000000000005
                               Name   = 000000000000000C
                                        0000000000000004
                                        000000007FFAE000
                                        000000007FFAE000
                                        0000000000000012
                                  .
                                  .
                                  .
                                  .
          %DCL-S-RETURNED, control returned to process GUY
          %SYSTEM-F-ACCVIO, access violation, reason mask=00,
          virtual address=000000000000000C, PC=000000000000000C,
          PS=7FFAC4C3

          Images Affected:[SYSEXE]DCL.EXE




PROBLEMS ADDRESSED IN VMS73_DCL-V0200 KIT:

  o  When the DCL PIPE command is issued in batch  mode,  it  skips
     over the DCL statement immediately following the PIPE command.
     This occurs when the ";" separator is followed  by  a  command
     sequence containing an "@filespec" command.

       Images Affected:  [SYSEXE]DCL.EXE


  o  Running the pipe command in a loop may result in  one  of  the
     following problems:

           o  DOUBLDEALO user mode bugchecks

           o  ACCVIO in various symbol manipulation routines

           o  SYMOVF error message

       Images Affected:  [SYSEXE]DCL.EXE


  o  A process that has spawned several jobs, using  a  combination
     of  SPAWN/WAIT  and  SPAWN/NOWAIT commands, stays in state HIB
     after all the spawned subprocesses have completed.

       Images Affected:  [SYSEXE]DCL.EXE


PROBLEMS ADDRESSED IN VMS73_DCL-V0100 KIT:

  o  When an image run by a DCL  procedure  includes  a  line  that
     generates  a  skipped data warning immediately after the image
     line, the status from the image run is returned in R0 and  the
     warning is not caught by DCL.

       Images Affected:  [SYSEXE]DCL.EXE


  o  Attempting to execute the TCPIP$CONFIG.COM  procedure  results
     in an ACCVIO abnormally terminating the process.

       Images Affected:  [SYSEXE]DCL.EXE


  o  The PIPE command may cause a SYSTEM-F-MBTOOSML error  message.
     This  is  caused  by  the  command  overflowonig  the  mailbox
     handling the  data  between  the  subprocesses.   Raising  the
     SYSGEN parameter DEFMBXMXMSG has no effect.

       Images Affected:  [SYSEXE]DCL.EXE


  o  Support for the /PASSIVE qualifier has been added.

       /PASSIVE

       /PASSIVE=option

    Controls whether the FTP client or server initiates the
    data connection.  If this qualifier is not specified,
    the Internet Protocol appropriate value is used (OFF for
    IPv4, ON for IPv6).
              
    The underlying TCP/IP Networking product must recognize
    this qualifier and must support FTP passive in order for
    this qualifier to have an effect.

      Options:

       OFF      The FTP server initiates the data connection.

       ON       The FTP client initiates the data connection.

                This is often used where a firewall between 
                the FTP client and server prevents the server 
                from making an outbound connection.

                ON is the default value if only /PASSIVE is
                specified.

       Images Affected:  [CLD]COPY.CLD
                         [CLD]DIRECTORY.CLD


INSTALLATION NOTES:

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.

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS:

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

PRODUCT INSTALL VMS73_DCL /SOURCE=[location of Kit]

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


Special Installation Instructions:

     o  Scripting of Answers to Installation Questions

        During installation, this kit will ask and require user
        response to several questions.  If you wish to automate the
        installation of this kit and avoid having to provide responses
        to these questions, you must create a DCL command procedure
        that includes the following definitions and commands:

           -  $ DEFINE/SYS NO_ASK$BACKUP TRUE

           -  Add the following qualifiers to the PRODUCT INSTALL
              command and add that command to the DCL procedure.

                /PROD=DEC/BASE=AXPVMS/VER=V3.0


           -  De-assign the logicals assigned

        For example, a sample command file to install the
        VMS73_DCL-V0300 kit would be:

          $
          $ DEFINE/SYS NO_ASK$BACKUP TRUE
          $!
          $ PROD INSTALL VMS73_DCL/PROD=DEC/BASE=AXPVMS/VER=V3.0
          $!
          $ DEASSIGN/SYS NO_ASK$BACKUP
          $ DEASSIGN/SYS NO_ASK$REBOOT
          $!
          $ exit


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