OpenVMS VMS73_CPU2308-V0100 Alpha V7.3 CPU2308 ECO Summary
TITLE: OpenVMS VMS73_CPU2308-V0100 Alpha V7.3 CPU2308 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: 20-SEP-2002
Modification Date: Not Applicable
Modification Type: NEW KIT
Copyright (c) Compaq Computer Corporation 2002. All rights reserved.
OP/SYS: OpenVMS Alpha
SOURCE: Compaq Computer Corporation
ECO Kit Name: VMS73_CPU2308-V0100
ECO Kits Superseded by This ECO Kit: None
ECO Kit Approximate Size: 336 Blocks
Kit Applies To: OpenVMS Alpha V7.3
System/Cluster Reboot Necessary: Yes
Rolling Re-boot Supported: Yes
Installation Rating: INSTALL_2
2 : To be installed by all customers using the following
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:
ECO KIT SUMMARY:
An ECO kit exists for CPU2308 on OpenVMS Alpha V7.3. This kit addresses
the following problems:
PROBLEMS ADDRESSED IN VMS73_CPU2308-V0100 KIT
o When a 670 machine check (Processor Uncorrectable Error)
occurs, a System Error Frame Subpacket is erroneously appended
to the machine check frame in the error log file.
o When a GS series system takes a 660 machine check crash, and a
galaxy remote machine check occurs when the node is rebooting
from the 660 machine check, the more useful machine check dump
is overwritten by the galaxy remote machine check dump.
o Kernal Stack Not Valid Halt
o After logging a DTAG error, the user may see recurring DTAG
hardware errors reported.
This kit requires a system reboot. Compaq strongly recommends that
a reboot is performed immediately after kit installation to avoid
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
PRODUCT INSTALL VMS73_CPU2308 /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.
- De-assign the logicals assigned
For example, a sample command file to install the
VMS73_CPU2308-V0100 kit would be:
$ DEFINE/SYS NO_ASK$BACKUP TRUE
$ DEFINE/SYS NO_ASK$REBOOT TRUE
$ PROD INSTALL VMS73_CPU2308/PROD=DEC/BASE=AXPVMS/VER=V1.0
$ DEASSIGN/SYS NO_ASK$BACKUP
$ DEASSIGN/SYS NO_ASK$REBOOT
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