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OpenVMS VMS73_LAN-V0200 Alpha V7.3 LAN ECO Summary
TITLE: OpenVMS VMS73_LAN-V0200 Alpha V7.3 LAN ECO Summary

New Kit Date:       07-DEC-2001
Modification Date:  Not Applicable
Modification Type:  Updated Kit  Supersedes VMS73_LAN-V0100
 
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:  LAN

SOURCE:     Compaq Computer Corporation

ECO INFORMATION:

     ECO Kit Name:  VMS73_LAN-V0200
                    DEC-AXPVMS-VMS73_LAN-V0200--4.PCSI
     ECO Kits Superseded by This ECO Kit:  VMS73_LAN-V0100
     ECO Kit Approximate Size:  2256 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 by all customers.
     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 LAN components on OpenVMS Alpha V7.3.  
This kit addresses the following problems:

PROBLEMS ADDRESSED IN VMS73_LAN-V0200 KIT:

  o  A scatter/gather mapping error can occur.  This is seen  as  a
     machine check bythe system followed by a system crash.

     Crash Dump Summary
     ------------------
     Bugcheck Type:     MACHINECHK, Machine check while in 
                        kernel mode
     Current Process:
     Current Image:     $82$DUA51:[CTM$TMROOT.][CTM_BYTEM]
                        CTM_BYTEM_ALPHA_32.EXE;2
     Failing PC:        FFFFFFFF.80014688
                        EXE$SYSTEM_CORRECTED_ERROR_C+004F8
     Failing PS:        00000000.00001F04
     Module:            SYS$CPU_ROUTINES_2608 (Link Date/Time:
                        17-MAR-2001 03:15:10.47)
     Offset:            00006688

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


  o  Under the following conditions, the Etherworks  port  will  be
     set  to  100mbs/half-duplex  mode  when  it  should  be set to
     full-duplex mode.

       1.  An XP1000 system  is  connected  to  a  Etherworks  10/100
           switch with a console setting of EIA0_MODE FASTFD

       2.  The Etherworks port is set to Auto-Negotiate.

       3.  OpenVMS is  booted  and  the  Etherworks  switch  is  then
           powered OFF and then ON.

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


  o  When a DE500 on a satellite  server  node,  which  is  set  to
     auto-negotiate,   is   connected   point-to-point  to  another
     satellite node which is also set to  auto-negotiate,  the  two
     nodes  will  not  synchronize speed/duplex correctly such that
     they cannot complete the  loading  of  OpenVMS  off  a  served
     system disk.

          Images Affected:  [SYS$LDR]SYS$EWDRIVER.EXE
                            [SYS$LDR]SYS$EWDRIVER_DE500BA.EXE


  o  A DE602 installed in an ES40, and configured via  the  console
     as  half-duplex  mode,  will  put  an  Ethernet switch in full
     duplex mode when the switch is  configured  in  auto-negotiate
     mode.

          Images Affected:  [SYSEXE]APB.EXE
                            [SYS$LDR]NET$CSMACD.EXE
                            [SYS$LDR]NET$FDDI.EXE
                            [SYS$LDR]SYS$ECDRIVER.EXE
                            [SYS$LDR]SYS$EIDRIVER.EXE
                            [SYSEXE]SYS$ERBTDRIVER.EXE
                            [SYS$LDR]SYS$ESDRIVER.EXE
                            [SYS$LDR]SYS$EWDRIVER.EXE
                            [SYSEXE]SYS$EWBTDRIVER.EXE
                            [SYS$LDR]SYS$EWDRIVER_DE500BA.EXE
                            [SYS$LDR]SYS$EW1000A.EXE


  o  A system can crash with an INVEXCEPTN, Exception  while  above
     ASTDEL bugcheck after the user issues an NCL SHOW FDDI STATION
     * ALL command.

     Crashdump Summary Information:
     ------------------------------
     Bugcheck Type:     INVEXCEPTN, Exception while above ASTDEL
     Current Process:   SCHED#_563
     Current Image:     DSA2000:[SYS3.SYSCOMMON.][SYSEXE]NCL.EXE;1
     Failing PC:        FFFFFFFF.F793B758    NET$FDDI+0D758
     Failing PS:        20000000.00000804
     Module:            NET$FDDI    (Link Date/Time:
                        18-MAY-2000 00:48:44.06)
     Offset:            0000D758

          Images Affected:  [SYS$LDR]NET$FDDI.EXE


PROBLEMS ADDRESSED IN VMS73_LAN-V0100 KIT:

  o  This kit  adds  boot  support  for  the  Titan  chip  set  for
     AlphaServer  ES45  for  Intel  chips 82558/82559, the DE435 to
     DE500 systems and for the DEFPA.

         Images Affected:  [SYSEXE]APB.EXE
                           [SYS$LDR]SYS$EIBTDRIVER.EXE
                           [SYS$LDR]SYS$EWBTDRIVER.EXE
                           [SYS$LDR]SYS$FWBTDRIVER.EXE


  o  VMS support was incomplete for the  XP1000  embedded  Ethernet
     option  when the XP1000 first shipped.  This kit provides that
     support.

         Images Affected:  [SYSEXE]SYS$APB.EXE
                           [SYS$LDR]SYS$ERDRIVER.EXE
                           [SYS$LDR]SYS$EWDRIVER.EXE
                           [SYS$LDR]SYS$EWDRIVER_DE500BA.EXE
                           [SYS$LDR]SYS$ERBTDRIVER.EXE
                           [SYS$LDR]SYS$EWBTDRIVER.EXE


  o  When using the Auto-Negotiate console  setting  on  an  XP1000
     system, Auto-Negotiation is not done.  Instead, after boot the
     device is in 10mb/half-duplex mode.

         Images Affected:  [SYS$LDR]SYS$EWDRIVER_DE5000BA.EXE


  o  Under heavy  receive  load,  particularly  with  many  receive
     overflow  errors  being recorded, the DE600 NIC DMAs a receive
     descriptor  that  contains  a  stale  pointer  (to  the   next
     descriptor)  which  is  a  -1.  Subsequent use of that pointer
     results in a scatter/gather mapping error which is seen  as  a
     machine check and system crash.

     Crash Dump Summary
     -------------------
     Bugcheck Type:     MACHINECHK, Machine check while in kernel mode
     Current Process:
     Current Image:
     $82$DUA51:[CTM$TMROOT.][CTM_BYTEM]CTM_BYTEM_ALPHA_32.EXE;2
     Failing PC:        FFFFFFFF.80014688
                        EXE$SYSTEM_CORRECTED_ERROR_C+004F8
     Failing PS:        00000000.00001F04
     Module:            SYS$CPU_ROUTINES_2608
                        (Link Date/Time: 17-MAR-2001 03:15:10.47)
     Offset:            00006688

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

  o  When not doing auto-negotiation, but the link partner is, if a
     link bounce is not done, the link partner may not see a change
     in the link status during system boot or a  LANCP  command  to
     change the speed or duplex mode.  If the link partner does not
     see the change, it does not restart  auto-negotiation.   Since
     auto-negotiation  is not being done, the link partner will not
     succeed  in  doing  auto-negotiation,  but  may  do   parallel
     detection  which  will succeed in setting the speed and duplex
     mode correctly.               

     When one  link  partner  is  not  doing  auto-negotiation  and
     another  link  partner  is,  if a link bounce is not done, the
     link partner that is not doing auto-negotiation may not see  a
     change  in  the  link  status  during  system  boot or a LANCP
     command to change the speed  or  duplex  mode.   If  the  link
     partner   does  not  see  the  change,  it  does  not  restart
     auto-negotiation but may do parallel detection  which  may  or
     may not set the speed and duplex mode correctly.

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


  o  When not doing auto-negotiation, the  PHY  registers  are  not
     written when they should be in all cases.

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



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_LAN /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=V2.0
 
       -  De-assign the logicals assigned

     For  example,  a  sample   command   file   to   install   the
     VMS73_LAN-V0200 kit would be:

          $
          $ DEFINE/SYS NO_ASK$BACKUP TRUE
          $ DEFINE/SYS NO_ASK$REBOOT TRUE
          $!
          $ PROD INSTALL VMS73_LAN/PROD=DEC/BASE=AXPVMS/VER=V2.0
          $!
          $ DEASSIGN/SYS NO_ASK$BACKUP
          $ DEASSIGN/SYS NO_ASK$REBOOT
          $!
          $ exit


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»vms73_lan-v0200.CVRLET_TXT
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