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OpenVMS VMS73_IPC-V0100 Alpha V7.3 IPC ECO Summary
TITLE: OpenVMS VMS73_IPC-V0100 Alpha V7.3 IPC ECO Summary

New Kit Date:       10-DEC-2001
Modification Date:  Not Applicable
Modification Type:  New Kit
 
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, then it can
       be expanded by typing RUN kitname.pcsi-dcx_axpexe.  The resultant
       file will be the PCSI installation file which can be used to install
       the ECO.
 

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

OP/SYS:     OpenVMS Alpha 

COMPONENT:  SYS$IPC_SERVICES

SOURCE:     Compaq Computer Corporation

ECO INFORMATION:

     ECO Kit Name:  VMS73_IPC-V0100
                    DEC-AXPVMS-VMS73_IPC-V0100--4.PCSI
     ECO Kits Superseded by This ECO Kit:  None
     ECO Kit Approximate Size:  1040 Blocks
     Kit Applies To:  OpenVMS Alpha V7.3 
     System/Cluster Reboot Necessary:  Yes
     Rolling Re-boot Supported:  Yes
     Installation Rating:  INSTALL_1
                           1 - To be installed on all systems running
                               the listed version(s) of OpenVMS.


     Kit Dependencies:

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

         None

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

         None


ECO KIT SUMMARY:

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

PROBLEMS ADDRESSED IN VMS73_IPC-V0100 KIT:

  o  A system can crash with an "INCONSTATE, Inconsistent I/O  data
     base"  bugcheck  when  another  node  is rejoining the cluster
     after rebooting, and the ACCEPT fails.

     Crashdump Summary Information:
     ------------------------------
     Bugcheck Type:     INCONSTATE, Inconsistent I/O data base
     Current Process:   NULL
     Current Image:     
     Failing PC:        FFFFFFFF.83350640   SYS$IPC_SERVICES+48640
     Failing PS:        1C000000.00000804
     Module:            SYS$IPC_SERVICES
                        (Link Date/Time: 19-MAY-2001 01:30:51.36)
     Offset:            00048640

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


  o  When processes are communicating via ICC, if process  resource
     wait  is  enabledand the transmitter gets too far ahead of the
     receiver, then the transmitting process goes into MUTEX  wait.
     This  is  expected as the BYTLIM quota is exhausted.  However,
     the transmitter processes hangs  in  MUTEX  wait  waiting  for
     BYTCNT/BYTLM to be returned.

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


  o  A system crash due to a KRNLSTAKNV bugcheck  can  occur.   The
     crash  is  caused  by fork queue corruption.  In order for the
     corruption to occur, all of the following must be true:

           -  Multinet is running

           -  IPC is using the CI

           -  The CI is not running on the primary CPU

           -  There is heavy Multinet  and  IPC  activity,  pushing  the
              timing of fork queue access for both


          Images Affected:  [SYS$LDR]SYS$IPC_SERVICES.EXE
                            [SYSEXE]IPCDEF.STB


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_IPC /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

         -  $ DEFINE/SYS NO_ASK$REBOOT TRUE

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

                /PROD=DEC/BASE=AXPVMS/VER=V1.0

         -  De-assign the logicals assigned

     For  example,  a  sample   command   file   to   install   the
     VMS73_IPC-V0100 kit would be:

          $
          $ DEFINE/SYS NO_ASK$BACKUP TRUE
          $ DEFINE/SYS NO_ASK$REBOOT TRUE
          $!
          $ PROD INSTALL VMS73_IPC/PROD=DEC/BASE=AXPVMS/VER=V1.0
          $!
          $ DEASSIGN/SYS NO_ASK$BACKUP
          $ DEASSIGN/SYS NO_ASK$REBOOT
          $!
          $ exit

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Files on this server are as follows:
»dec-axpvms-vms73_ipc-v0100--4.README
»dec-axpvms-vms73_ipc-v0100--4.CHKSUM
»dec-axpvms-vms73_ipc-v0100--4.pcsi-dcx_axpexe
»vms73_ipc-v0100.CVRLET_TXT
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