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OpenVMS VMS73_F11X-V0100 Alpha V7.3 F11BXQP ECO Summary
TITLE: OpenVMS VMS73_F11X-V0100 Alpha V7.3 F11BXQP ECO Summary

Modification Date:  29-APR-2002
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 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.
 

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

OP/SYS:     OpenVMS Alpha 

COMPONENT:  F11BXQP 

SOURCE:     Compaq Computer Corporation

ECO INFORMATION:

     ECO Kit Name:  VMS73_F11X-V0100
                    DEC-AXPVMS-VMS73_F11X-V0100--4.PCSI
     ECO Kits Superseded by This ECO Kit:  None 
     ECO Kit Approximate Size:  928 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), 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:

          VMS73_RMS-V0300


ECO KIT SUMMARY:

An ECO kit exists for the F11BXQP on OpenVMS Alpha V7.3.  This kit 
addresses the following problems: 

PROBLEMS ADDRESSED IN VMS73_F11X-V0100 KIT:

  o  A synchronization issue between RMS's read of directory  files
     for  wildcard  operations and concurrent XQP activity has been
     identified and  corrected.   Prior  to  this  change,  it  was
     possible  that  RMS  could  obtain  an  inconsistent view of a
     directory file when reading it into its internal cache.   This
     could result in spurious RMS-E-FNF (file not found) errors.  A
     synchronization mechanism has been implemented between the XQP
     and  RMS  in  order  to  ensure  that  a  consistent view of a
     directory is achieved.

     In order to get this complete fix, you also  need  to  install
     the VMS73_RMS-V0300 ECO kit.

          Images Affected:  [SYS$LDR]F11BXQP.EXE




  o  The system can crash with a "MAPCNTZER, Attempted to  generate
     zero length map pointer" bugcheck.

     Crashdump Summary:
     ------------------
     Bugcheck Type:     MAPCNTZER, Attempted to generate zero
                        length map pointer
     Current Process:   _TNA69:
     Current Image:     DSA0:[SYS0.SYSCOMMON.][SYSEXE]SYSGEN.EXE
     Failing PC:        FFFFFFFF.A89F6B98    MAKE_POINTER_C+00044
     Failing PS:        30000000.00000000
     Module:            F11BXQP
                        (Link Date/Time: 24-AUG-2000 07:20:45.47)
     Offset:            00026B98

     R3 = 00000000.00000000 <<< value of COUNT - ARG1: block count

     SDA> CLUE STACK

     Stack Frame:
     PV       00000000.7B009230  FFFFFFFF.A8A28390 MAKE_POINTER
     Entry Point                 FFFFFFFF.A89F6B54 MAKE_POINTER_C
              00000000.7B009238  00000000.0090AE6C
     return PC 00000000.7B009240 FFFFFFFF.A89F1DBC EXTEND_C+00978
                                                   ^^^^^^^ caller
     saved R2      00000000.7B009248  FFFFFFFF.A8A275D0  EXTEND
     saved R3      00000000.7B009250  00000000.00000000
     saved R8      00000000.7B009258  00000000.00000000
     saved FP      00000000.7B009260  00000000.7B009270


          Images Affected:  [SYS$LDR]F11BXQP.EXE


  o  On  Multi-Path  devices,  a   MONITOR   DISK/ITEM=QUEUE_LENGTh
     command  will  show  a  high  queue length.  It will stay high
     until reboot.  The queue length on a switched path device,  as
     seen from SDA, will show as negative.

          Images Affected:  [SYS$LDR]F11BXQP.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_F11X /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_F11X-V0100 kit would be:

          $
          $ DEFINE/SYS NO_ASK$BACKUP TRUE
          $ DEFINE/SYS NO_ASK$REBOOT TRUE
          $!
          $ PROD INSTALL VMS73_F11X/PROD=DEC/BASE=AXPVMS/VER=V1.0
          $!
          $ DEASSIGN/SYS NO_ASK$BACKUP
          $ DEASSIGN/SYS NO_ASK$REBOOT
          $!
          $ exit




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