infoscale-rhel8.2_x86_64-Patch-7.4.2.1100

 Basic information
Release type: Patch
Release date: 2020-10-28
OS update support: RHEL8 x86-64 Update 2
Technote: None
Documentation: None
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Download size: 467.38 MB
Checksum: 107193628

 Applies to one or more of the following products:
InfoScale Availability 7.4.2 On RHEL8 x86-64
InfoScale Enterprise 7.4.2 On RHEL8 x86-64
InfoScale Foundation 7.4.2 On RHEL8 x86-64
InfoScale Storage 7.4.2 On RHEL8 x86-64

 Obsolete patches, incompatibilities, superseded patches, or other requirements:
None.

 Fixes the following incidents:
3991264, 4002850, 4005220, 4006982, 4007226, 4007375, 4007376, 4007677, 4007692, 4007763, 4008072, 4008606, 4008986, 4010353, 4010892, 4011866, 4011971, 4012061, 4012062, 4012063, 4012176, 4012485, 4012522, 4012744, 4012745, 4012751, 4012754, 4012765, 4012787, 4012800, 4012801, 4012842, 4012848, 4012936, 4013034, 4013036, 4013084, 4013143, 4013144, 4013155, 4013169, 4013626, 4013718, 4013738, 4013825, 4014244

 Patch ID:
VRTSllt-7.4.2.1100-RHEL8.x86_64.rpm
VRTSgab-7.4.2.1100-RHEL8.x86_64.rpm
VRTSvxfen-7.4.2.1100-RHEL8.x86_64.rpm
VRTSdbac-7.4.2.1100-RHEL8.x86_64.rpm
VRTSaslapm-7.4.2.1300-RHEL8.x86_64.rpm
VRTSvxvm-7.4.2.1300-RHEL8.x86_64.rpm
VRTSvxfs-7.4.2.1300-RHEL8.x86_64.rpm
VRTSglm-7.4.2.1300-RHEL8.x86_64.rpm
VRTSodm-7.4.2.1300-RHEL8.x86_64.rpm
VRTScavf-7.4.2.1300-GENERIC.x86_64.rpm
VRTSvcs-7.4.2.1100-RHEL8.x86_64.rpm
VRTSvcsag-7.4.2.1300-RHEL8.x86_64.rpm
VRTSsfcpi-7.4.2.1100-GENERIC.noarch.rpm
VRTSvlic-4.01.742.002-RHEL8.x86_64.rpm

Readme file
                          * * * READ ME * * *
                      * * * InfoScale 7.4.2 * * *
                         * * * Patch 1100 * * *
                         Patch Date: 2020-10-08


This document provides the following information:

   * PATCH NAME
   * OPERATING SYSTEMS SUPPORTED BY THE PATCH
   * PACKAGES AFFECTED BY THE PATCH
   * BASE PRODUCT VERSIONS FOR THE PATCH
   * SUMMARY OF INCIDENTS FIXED BY THE PATCH
   * DETAILS OF INCIDENTS FIXED BY THE PATCH
   * INSTALLATION PRE-REQUISITES
   * INSTALLING THE PATCH
   * REMOVING THE PATCH
   * KNOWN ISSUES


PATCH NAME
----------
InfoScale 7.4.2 Patch 1100


OPERATING SYSTEMS SUPPORTED BY THE PATCH
----------------------------------------
RHEL8 x86-64


PACKAGES AFFECTED BY THE PATCH
------------------------------
VRTSaslapm
VRTScavf
VRTSdbac
VRTSgab
VRTSglm
VRTSllt
VRTSodm
VRTSsfcpi
VRTSvcs
VRTSvcsag
VRTSvlic
VRTSvxfen
VRTSvxfs
VRTSvxvm


BASE PRODUCT VERSIONS FOR THE PATCH
-----------------------------------
   * InfoScale Availability 7.4.2
   * InfoScale Enterprise 7.4.2
   * InfoScale Foundation 7.4.2
   * InfoScale Storage 7.4.2


SUMMARY OF INCIDENTS FIXED BY THE PATCH
---------------------------------------
Patch ID: VRTSvcs-7.4.2.1100
* 4013825 (4013827) UUID configuration program failed to configure/display/unconfigure uuid on RHEL 8.X platform.
Patch ID: VRTSodm-7.4.2.1300
* 4012062 (4001380) ODM module failed to load on RHEL8.2
Patch ID: VRTSvxfs-7.4.2.1300
* 4002850 (3994123) Running fsck on a system may show LCT count mismatch errors
* 4005220 (4002222) Code changes have been done to prevent cluster-wide hang in a scenario where the cluster filesystem is FCL enabled and the disk layout version is greater than or equals to 14.
* 4010353 (3993935) Fsck command of vxfs may hit segmentation fault.
* 4012061 (4001378) VxFS module failed to load on RHEL8.2
* 4012522 (4012243) Read/Write performance improvement in VxFS
* 4012765 (4011570) WORM attribute replication support in VxFS.
* 4012787 (4007328) VFR source keeps processing file change log(FCL) records even after connection closure from target.
* 4012800 (4008123) VFR fails to replicate named extended attributes if the job is paused.
* 4012801 (4001473) VFR fails to replicate named extended attributes set on files
* 4012842 (4006192) system panic with NULL pointer de-reference.
* 4012936 (4000465) FSCK binary loops when it detects break in sequence of log ids.
* 4013084 (4009328) In cluster filesystem, unmount hang could be observed if smap is marked bad previously.
* 4013143 (4008352) Using VxFS mount binary inside container to mount any device might result in core generation.
* 4013144 (4008274) Race between compression thread and clone remove thread while allocating reorg inode.
* 4013626 (4004181) Read the value of VxFS compliance clock
* 4013738 (3830300) Degraded CPU performance during backup of Oracle archive logs
on CFS vs local filesystem
Patch ID: VRTScavf-7.4.2.1300
* 4007226 (4007196) Potential fsck flag being set during cluster shutdown
Patch ID: VRTSglm-7.4.2.1300
* 4008072 (4008071) Rebooting the system results into emergency mode due to corruption of Module Dependency files.
* 4012063 (4001382) GLM module failed to load on RHEL8.2
Patch ID: VRTSvxvm-7.4.2.1300
* 4008606 (4004455) Instant restore failed for a snapshot created on older version DG.
* 4010892 (4009107) CA chain certificate verification fails in SSL context.
* 4011866 (3976678) vxvm-recover:  cat: write error: Broken pipe error encountered in syslog.
* 4011971 (3991668) Veritas Volume Replicator (VVR) configured with sec logging reports data inconsistency when hit "No IBC message arrived" error.
* 4012485 (4000387) VxVM support on RHEL 8.2
* 4012848 (4011394) Performance enhancement for cloud tiering.
* 4013155 (4010458) In VVR (Veritas Volume replicator), the rlink might inconsistently disconnect due to unexpected transactions.
* 4013169 (4011691) High CPU consumption on the VVR secondary nodes because of high pending IO load.
* 4013718 (4008942) Docker infoscale plugin is failing to unmount the filesystem, if the cache object is full
Patch ID: VRTSaslapm-7.4.2.1300
* 4012176 (3996206) Update Lun Serial Number for 3par disks
* 4012754 (4002123) ASLAPM rpm Support on RHEL 8.2 kernel
Patch ID: VRTSsfcpi-7.4.2.1100
* 4014244 (4014243) The patch installer does not provide the rolling upgrade option to apply a patch.
Patch ID: VRTSvcsag-7.4.2.1300
* 4007692 (4006979) When the AzureDisk resource comes online on a cluster node, it goes into the UNKNOWN state on all the other nodes.
* 4007763 (4007764) The NFS locks related log file is flooded with the "sync_dir:copy failed for link" error messages.
* 4008986 (3860766) HostMonitor agent shows incorrect swap space usage in the agent logs.
Patch ID: VRTSvlic-4.01.742.002
* 3991264 (3991265) Java version upgrade support
Patch ID: VRTSdbac-7.4.2.1100
* 4012751 (4012742) Veritas Infoscale Availability does not support Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 
Update 2(RHEL8.2).
Patch ID: VRTSvxfen-7.4.2.1100
* 4006982 (3988184) The vxfen process cannot complete due to incomplete vxfentab file.
* 4007375 (4000745) The VxFEN process fails to start due to late discovery of the VxFEN disk group.
* 4007376 (3996218) In a customized fencing mode, the 'vxfenconfig -c' command creates a new vxfend process even if VxFen is already configured.
* 4007677 (3970753) Freeing uninitialized/garbage memory causes panic in vxfen.
Patch ID: VRTSgab-7.4.2.1100
* 4012745 (4012742) Veritas Infoscale Availability does not support Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Update 2(RHEL8.2).
* 4013034 (4011683) The GAB module failed to start and the system log messages indicate failures with the mknod command.
Patch ID: VRTSllt-7.4.2.1100
* 4012744 (4012742) Veritas Infoscale Availability does not support Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Update 2(RHEL8.2).
* 4013036 (3985775) Sometimes, the system log may get flooded with LLT heartbeat loss messages that do not necessarily indicate any actual issues with LLT.


DETAILS OF INCIDENTS FIXED BY THE PATCH
---------------------------------------
This patch fixes the following incidents:

Patch ID: VRTSvcs-7.4.2.1100

* 4013825 (Tracking ID: 4013827)

SYMPTOM:
UUID configuration program failed to configure/display/unconfigure uuid on RHEL 8.X platform.

DESCRIPTION:
UUID configuration uses SCP and SSH, which internally uses openssl. Veritas shipped openssl and RHEL8.X platform openssl has compatibility issues causing SCP/SSH failure.

RESOLUTION:
Unsetting LDLibrary path in uuidconfig.pl file, SSH and SCP is using RHEL8.X platform openssl solving compatibility issue.

Patch ID: VRTSodm-7.4.2.1300

* 4012062 (Tracking ID: 4001380)

SYMPTOM:
ODM module failed to load on RHEL8.2

DESCRIPTION:
The RHEL8.2 is new release and it has some changes in kernel which caused ODM module failed to load
on it.

RESOLUTION:
Added code to support ODM on RHEL8.2

Patch ID: VRTSvxfs-7.4.2.1300

* 4002850 (Tracking ID: 3994123)

SYMPTOM:
Running fsck on a system may show LCT count mismatch errors

DESCRIPTION:
Multi-block merged extents in IFIAT inodes, may only process the first block of the extent, thus leaving some references unprocessed. This will lead to LCT counts not matching. Resolving the issue will require a fullfsck.

RESOLUTION:
Code changes added to process merged multi-block extents in IFIAT inodes correctly.

* 4005220 (Tracking ID: 4002222)

SYMPTOM:
The cluster can hang if the cluster filesystem is FCL enabled and its disk layout version is greater than or equals to 14.

DESCRIPTION:
VxFS worker threads that are responsible for handling "File Change Log" feature related operations, can be stuck in a deadlock if the disk layout version of the FCL enabled cluster filesystem is greater than or equals to 14.

RESOLUTION:
Code changes have been done to prevent cluster-wide hang in a scenario where the cluster filesystem is FCL enabled and the disk layout version is greater than or equals to 14.

* 4010353 (Tracking ID: 3993935)

SYMPTOM:
Fsck command of vxfs may hit segmentation fault with following stack.
#0  get_dotdotlst ()
#1  find_dotino ()
#2  dir_sanity ()
#3  pass2 ()
#4  iproc_do_work ()
#5  start_thread ()
#6  sysctl ()

DESCRIPTION:
TURNON_CHUNK() and TURNOFF_CHUNK() are modifying the values of arguments.

RESOLUTION:
Code has been modified to fix the issue.

* 4012061 (Tracking ID: 4001378)

SYMPTOM:
VxFS module failed to load on RHEL8.2

DESCRIPTION:
The RHEL8.2 is new release and it has some changes in kernel which caused VxFS module failed to load
on it.

RESOLUTION:
Added code to support VxFS on RHEL8.2

* 4012522 (Tracking ID: 4012243)

SYMPTOM:
During IO MM semaphores lock contention may reduce performance

DESCRIPTION:
During IO mmap locks taken may introduce lock contention and reduce IO performance.

RESOLUTION:
New VxFS API is introduced to skip these locks whenever required on specific file.

* 4012765 (Tracking ID: 4011570)

SYMPTOM:
WORM attribute replication support in VxFS.

DESCRIPTION:
WORM attribute replication is not supported in VFR. Modified code to replicate WORM attribute during attribute processing in VFR.

RESOLUTION:
Code is modified to replicate WORM attributes in VFR.

* 4012787 (Tracking ID: 4007328)

SYMPTOM:
After replication service is stopped on target, the job failed at source only after processing all the FCL records.

DESCRIPTION:
After replication service is stopped on target, the job failed at source only after processing all the fcl records. It should get failed immediately, but it is failed after processing all the fcl records. If target breaks the connection, ideally the source received the error, which job can fail while reading FCL records, but the source received that connection is closed but the other thread doesnt receive the signal to stop, while processing FCL and ends after processing is complete.

RESOLUTION:
If replication service is stopped at target and processing of FCL records are being handled fail immediately based on return status of the connection.

* 4012800 (Tracking ID: 4008123)

SYMPTOM:
If a file has more than one named extended attributes set & if the job is paused. It fails
to replicate the remaining named extended attributes. (This behaviour is intermittent).

DESCRIPTION:
During a VFR replication if the job is paused while a file's nxattr are getting replicated, next
time when the job is resumed, the seqno. triplet received from target side causes source to miss
the remaining nxattr.

RESOLUTION:
Handling of named extended attributes is re-worked to make sure it doesn't miss the remaining
attributes on resume.

* 4012801 (Tracking ID: 4001473)

SYMPTOM:
If a file has named extended attributes set, VFR fails to replicate the job &
job goes into failed state.

DESCRIPTION:
VFR tries to use open(2) on nxattr files, since this files are not visible outside
it fails with ENOTDIR.

RESOLUTION:
Using the internal VXFS specific API to get a valid file descriptor for nxattr files.

* 4012842 (Tracking ID: 4006192)

SYMPTOM:
system panic with NULL pointer de-reference.

DESCRIPTION:
VxFS supports checkpoint i.e. point in image copy of filesystem. For this it needs keep copy of some metadata for checkpoint. In some cases it 
misses to make copy. Later while processing files corresponds to this missed metadata, it got empty extent information. Extent information is block map for a 
give file. This empty extent information causing NULL pointer de-reference.

RESOLUTION:
Code changes are made to fix this issue.

* 4012936 (Tracking ID: 4000465)

SYMPTOM:
FSCK binary loops when it detects break in sequence of log ids.

DESCRIPTION:
When FS is not cleanly unmounted, FS will end up with unflushed intent log. This intent log will either be flushed during next subsequent mount or when fsck ran on the FS. Currently to build the transaction list that needs to be replayed, VxFS uses binary search to find out head and tail. But if there are breakage in intent log, then current code is susceptible to loop. To avoid this loop, VxFS is now going to use sequential search to find out range instead of binary search.

RESOLUTION:
Code is modified to incorporate sequential search instead of binary search to find out replayable transaction range.

* 4013084 (Tracking ID: 4009328)

SYMPTOM:
In a cluster filesystem, if smap corruption is seen and the smap is marked bad then it could cause hang while unmounting the filesystem.

DESCRIPTION:
While freeing an extent in vx_extfree1() for logversion >= VX_LOGVERSION13 if we are freeing whole AUs we set VX_AU_SMAPFREE flag for those AUs. This ensures that revoke of delegation for that AU is delayed till the AU has SMAP free transaction in progress. This flag gets cleared either in post commit/undo processing of the transaction or during error handling in vx_extfree1(). In one scenario when we are trying to free a whole AU and its smap is marked bad, we do not return any error to vx_extfree1() and neither do we add the subfunction to free the extent to the transaction. So, the VX_AU_SMAPFREE flag is not cleared and remains set even if there is no SMAP free transaction in progress. This could lead to hang while unmounting the cluster filesystem.

RESOLUTION:
Code changes have been done to add error handling in vx_extfree1 to clear VX_AU_SMAPFREE flag in case where error is returned due to bad smap.

* 4013143 (Tracking ID: 4008352)

SYMPTOM:
Using VxFS mount binary inside container to mount any device might result in core generation.

DESCRIPTION:
Using VxFS mount binary inside container to mount any device might result in core generation.
This issue is because of improper initialisation of local pointer, and dereferencing garbage value later.

RESOLUTION:
This fix properly initialises all the pointers before dereferencing them.

* 4013144 (Tracking ID: 4008274)

SYMPTOM:
Race between compression thread and clone remove thread while allocating reorg inode.

DESCRIPTION:
Compression thread does the reorg inode allocation without setting i_inreuse and it takes HLOCK in exclusive mode. Later this lock in downgraded to shared mode. While this processing is happening clone delete thread can do iget on this inode and call vx_getownership without hold. If the inode is of type IFEMR or IFPTI or FREE success is returned after the ownership call. Later in the same function getownership is called with hold set before doing the processing (truncate or mark the inode as IFPTI). Removing the first redundant ownership call

RESOLUTION:
Delay taking ownership on inode until we check the inode mode.

* 4013626 (Tracking ID: 4004181)

SYMPTOM:
VxFS internally maintains compliance clock, without this API, user will not be able to read the value

DESCRIPTION:
VxFS internally maintains compliance clock, without this API, user will not be able to read the value

RESOLUTION:
Provide an API on mount point to read the Compliance clock for that filesystem

* 4013738 (Tracking ID: 3830300)

SYMPTOM:
Heavy cpu usage while oracle archive process are running on a clustered
fs.

DESCRIPTION:
The cause of the poor read performance in this case was due to fragmentation,
fragmentation mainly happens when there are multiple archivers running on the
same node. The allocation pattern of the oracle archiver processes is 

1. write header with O_SYNC
2. ftruncate-up the file to its final size ( a few GBs typically)
3. do lio_listio with 1MB iocbs

The problem occurs because all the allocations in this manner go through
internal allocations i.e. allocations below file size instead of allocations
past the file size. Internal allocations are done at max 8 Pages at once. So if
there are multiple processes doing this, they all get these 8 Pages alternately
and the fs becomes very fragmented.

RESOLUTION:
Added a tunable, which will allocate zfod extents when ftruncate
tries to increase the size of the file, instead of creating a hole. This will
eliminate the allocations internal to file size thus the fragmentation. Fixed
the earlier implementation of the same fix, which ran into
locking issues. Also fixed the performance issue while writing from secondary node.

Patch ID: VRTScavf-7.4.2.1300

* 4007226 (Tracking ID: 4007196)

SYMPTOM:
fsck being set on the filesystem created on fss shared volume during cluster shutdown

DESCRIPTION:
fsck is being set on vxfs filesystem in case of cluster shutdown when the fss shared volume deports/disables on one node before the cfsmount resource on other node goes down

RESOLUTION:
Added code in the offline routine of cvmvoldg agent to hold the volume disable/deport if the filesystem is still mounted in case of cluster shutdown. This prevents the volume from being unavailable during cluster shutdown and fsck is not set on the filesystem

Patch ID: VRTSglm-7.4.2.1300

* 4008072 (Tracking ID: 4008071)

SYMPTOM:
Rebooting the system results into emergency mode.

DESCRIPTION:
Module dependency files get Corrupted due to parallel Invocation of depmod.

RESOLUTION:
Serialized the invocation of depmod through lock.

* 4012063 (Tracking ID: 4001382)

SYMPTOM:
GLM module failed to load on RHEL8.2

DESCRIPTION:
The RHEL8.2 is new release and it has some changes in kernel which caused GLM module failed to load
on it.

RESOLUTION:
Added code to support GLM on RHEL8.2

Patch ID: VRTSvxvm-7.4.2.1300

* 4008606 (Tracking ID: 4004455)

SYMPTOM:
snapshot restore failed on a instant_snapshot created on older version DG

DESCRIPTION:
create a DG with older version, create a instant snapshot, 
do some IOs on source volume.
try to restore the snapshot.
snapshot failed for this scenario.

RESOLUTION:
rca for this issue is there flag values were conflicting.
fixed this issue code has been checkedin

* 4010892 (Tracking ID: 4009107)

SYMPTOM:
CA chain certificate verification fails in VVR when the number of intermediate certificates is greater than the depth. So, we get error in SSL initialization.

DESCRIPTION:
CA chain certificate verification fails in VVR when the number of intermediate certificates is greater than the depth. SSL_CTX_set_verify_depth() API decides the depth of certificates (in /etc/vx/vvr/cacert file) to be verified, which is limited to count 1 in code. Thus intermediate CA certificate present first  in /etc/vx/vvr/cacert (depth 1  CA/issuer certificate for server certificate) could be obtained and verified during connection, but root CA certificate (depth 2  higher CA certificate) could not be verified while connecting and hence the error.

RESOLUTION:
Removed the call of SSL_CTX_set_verify_depth() API so as to handle the depth automatically.

* 4011866 (Tracking ID: 3976678)

SYMPTOM:
vxvm-recover:  cat: write error: Broken pipe error encountered in syslog multiple times.

DESCRIPTION:
Due to a bug in vxconfigbackup script which is started by vxvm-recover "cat : write error: Broken pipe" is encountered in syslog 
and it is reported under vxvm-recover. In vxconfigbackup code multiple subshells are created in a function call and the first subshell is for cat command. When a particular if condition is satistfied, return is called exiting the later subshells even when there is data to be read in the created cat subshell, which results in broken pipe error.

RESOLUTION:
Changes are done in VxVM code to handle the broken pipe error.

* 4011971 (Tracking ID: 3991668)

SYMPTOM:
Configured with sec logging, VVR reports data inconsistency when hit "No IBC message arrived" error.

DESCRIPTION:
It might happen seconday node served updates with larger sequence ID when In-Band Control (IBC) update arrived. In this case, VVR will drop the IBC update. Any updates whose sequence ID are larger couldn't start data volume writes. They will get queued. Data lost will happen when seconary receives automic commit and clear the queue. Hence vradmin verifydata reports data inconsistency.

RESOLUTION:
Code changes have been made to trigger updates in order to start data volume writes.

* 4012485 (Tracking ID: 4000387)

SYMPTOM:
Existing VxVM module fails to load on Rhel 8.2

DESCRIPTION:
RHEL 8.2 is a new release and had few KABI changes  on which VxVM compilation breaks .

RESOLUTION:
Compiled VxVM code against 8.2 kernel and made changes to make it compatible.

* 4012848 (Tracking ID: 4011394)

SYMPTOM:
As a part of verifying the performance of CFS cloud tiering verses scale out file system tiering in Access, it was found that CFS cloud tiering performance was degraded.

DESCRIPTION:
On verifying the performance of CFS cloud tiering verses scale out file system tiering in Access, it was found that CFS cloud tiering performance was degraded because the design was single threaded which was causing bottleneck and performance issues.

RESOLUTION:
Code Changes are around Multiple IO queues in the kernel, Multithreaded request loop to fetch IOs from kernel queues into userland global queue and Allow curl threads to work in parallel.

* 4013155 (Tracking ID: 4010458)

SYMPTOM:
In VVR (Veritas Volume replicator), the rlink might inconsistently disconnect due to unexpected transactions with below messages:
VxVM VVR vxio V-5-0-114 Disconnecting rlink <rlink_name> to permit transaction to proceed

DESCRIPTION:
In VVR (Veritas Volume replicator), a transaction is triggered when a change in the VxVM/VVR objects needs 
to be persisted on disk. 

In some scenario, few unnecessary transactions were getting triggered in loop. This was causing multiple rlink
disconnects with below message logged frequently:
VxVM VVR vxio V-5-0-114 Disconnecting rlink <rlink_name> to permit transaction to proceed

One such unexpected transaction was happening due to open/close on volume as part of SmartIO caching.
Additionally, vradmind daemon was also issuing some open/close on volumes as part of IO statistics collection,
which was causing unnecessary transactions. 

Additionally some unexpected transactions were happening due to incorrect checks in code related
to some temporary flags on volume.

RESOLUTION:
The code is fixed to disable the SmartIO caching on the volumes if the SmartIO caching is not configured on the system.
Additionally code is fixed to avoid the unexpected transactions due to incorrect checking on the temporary flags
on volume.

* 4013169 (Tracking ID: 4011691)

SYMPTOM:
Observed high CPU consumption on the VVR secondary nodes because of high pending IO load.

DESCRIPTION:
High replication related IO load on the VVR secondary and the requirement of maintaining write order fidelity with limited memory pools created  contention. This resulted in multiple VxVM kernel threads contending for shared resources and there by increasing the CPU consumption.

RESOLUTION:
Limited the way in which VVR consumes its resources so that a high pending IO load would not result into high CPU consumption.

* 4013718 (Tracking ID: 4008942)

SYMPTOM:
file system gets disabled when cache object gets full and hence unmount is failing.

DESCRIPTION:
When cache object gets full, IO errors comes on volume. 
Because IOs are not getting served as cache object is full so there is inconsistency of IOs.
Because of IO inconsistency vxfs gets disabled and unmount failed

RESOLUTION:
Fixed the issue and code has been checkedin

Patch ID: VRTSaslapm-7.4.2.1300

* 4012176 (Tracking ID: 3996206)

SYMPTOM:
Paths from different 3PAR LUNs shown under single Volume Manager device (VxVM disk).

DESCRIPTION:
VxVM uses "LUN serial number" to identify a LUN unique. This "LUN serial number" is fetched by doing SCSI inquiry
on VPD page 0. The "LUN serial number" obtained from VPD page 0 doesn't always guarantee uniqueness of LUN. Due to this
when paths from 2 diffent 3PAR LUNs have same "LUN serial number" DMP adds them under a single device/disk.

RESOLUTION:
Changes have been done in 3PAR ASL to fetch "LUN serial number" from VPD page 0x83 that gaurentees unqiue number for LUN.

* 4012754 (Tracking ID: 4002123)

SYMPTOM:
Support for ASLAPM on RHEL 8.2  kernel

DESCRIPTION:
The RHEL8.2 is new release and hence APM module
should be recompiled with new kernel.

RESOLUTION:
Compiled APM with new kernel.

Patch ID: VRTSsfcpi-7.4.2.1100

* 4014244 (Tracking ID: 4014243)

SYMPTOM:
The patch installer does not provide the rolling upgrade option to apply a patch.

DESCRIPTION:
Before installing a patch, the patch installer stops the InfoScale services on all the cluster nodes, and then starts them again afterwards. Thus, a full patch upgrade involves cluster downtime. The patch installer should also allow installation of a patch by using the rolling upgrade method. In a rolling upgrade, the patch is installed on one node at a time, thereby avoiding cluster downtime.

RESOLUTION:
The patch installer is enhanced to support installation of a patch using the rolling upgrade method as well.

Patch ID: VRTSvcsag-7.4.2.1300

* 4007692 (Tracking ID: 4006979)

SYMPTOM:
When the AzureDisk resource comes online on a cluster node, it goes into the UNKNOWN state on all the other nodes.

DESCRIPTION:
When an AzureDisk resource is online on one node, the status of that resource appears as UNKNOWN, instead of OFFLINE, on the other nodes in the cluster. Also, if the resource is brought online on a different node, its status on the remaining nodes appears as UNKNOWN. However, if the resource is not online on any node, its status correctly appears as OFFLINE on all the nodes.
This issue occurs when the VM name on the Azure portal does not match the local hostname of the cluster node. The monitor operation of the agent compares these two values to identify whether the VM to which the AzureDisk resource is attached is part of a cluster or not. If the values do not match, the agent incorrectly concludes that the resource is attached to a VM outside the cluster. Therefore, it displays the status of the resource as UNKNOWN.

RESOLUTION:
The AzureDisk agent is modified to compare the VM name with the appropriate attribute of the of the agent so that the status of an AzureDisk resource is reported correctly.

* 4007763 (Tracking ID: 4007764)

SYMPTOM:
The NFS locks related log file is flooded with the "sync_dir:copy failed for link" error messages.

DESCRIPTION:
The smsyncd daemon used by the NFSRestart agent copies the symbolic links and the NFS locks from the /var/statmon/sm directory to a specific directory. These files and links are used to track the clients who have set a lock on the NFS mount points. If this directory already has a symbolic link with the same name that the smsyncd daemon is trying to copy, the /bin/cp commands fails and logs an error message.

RESOLUTION:
The smsyncd daemon is enhanced to copy the symbolic links even if the link with same name is present.

* 4008986 (Tracking ID: 3860766)

SYMPTOM:
When the swap space is in terabytes, HostMonitor agent shows incorrect swap space usage in the agent logs.

DESCRIPTION:
When the swap space on the system is in terabytes, HostMonitor incorrectly calculated the available swap 
capacity. The incorrect swap space usage was displayed in the HostMonitor agent log.

RESOLUTION:
Veritas has modified the HostMonitor agent code to correctly calculate the swap space capacity on the 
system.

Patch ID: VRTSvlic-4.01.742.002

* 3991264 (Tracking ID: 3991265)

SYMPTOM:
Security vulnerabilities in old version of Java

DESCRIPTION:
Bundled the latest JRE version to 1.8.0_261 in the VRTSvlic package.

RESOLUTION:
Providing Patch of VRTSvlic for Java upgrade.

Patch ID: VRTSdbac-7.4.2.1100

* 4012751 (Tracking ID: 4012742)

SYMPTOM:
Veritas Infoscale Availability does not support Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 
Update 2(RHEL8.2).

DESCRIPTION:
Veritas Infoscale Availability does not support Red Hat Enterprise Linux 
versions later than RHEL8 Update 1.

RESOLUTION:
Veritas Infoscale Availability support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Update 
2(RHEL8.2) is now introduced.

Patch ID: VRTSvxfen-7.4.2.1100

* 4006982 (Tracking ID: 3988184)

SYMPTOM:
The vxfen process cannot complete due to incomplete vxfentab file.

DESCRIPTION:
When I/O fencing starts, the vxfen startup script creates the /etc/vxfentab file on each node. If the coordination disk discovery is slow, the vxfen startup script fails to include all the coordination points in the vxfentab file. As a result, the vxfen startup script gets stuck in a loop.

RESOLUTION:
The vxfen startup process is modified to exit from the loop if it gets stuck while configuring 'vxfenconfig -c'. On exiting from the loop, systemctl starts vxfen again and tries to use the updated vxfentab file.

* 4007375 (Tracking ID: 4000745)

SYMPTOM:
The VxFEN process fails to start due to late discovery of the VxFEN disk group.

DESCRIPTION:
When I/O fencing starts, the VxFEN startup script creates this /etc/vxfentab file on each node. During disk-based fencing, the VxVM module may take longer time to discover the VxFEN disk group. Because of this delay, the 'generate disk list' opreration times out. Therefore, the VxFEN process fails to start and reports the following error: 'ERROR: VxFEN cannot generate vxfentab because vxfendg does not exist'

RESOLUTION:
A new tunable, getdisks_timeout, is introduced to specify the timeout value for the VxFEN disk group discovery. The maximum and the default value for this tunable is 600 seconds. You can set the value of this tunable by adding an getdisks_timeout=<time_in_sec> entry in the /etc/vxfenmode file.

* 4007376 (Tracking ID: 3996218)

SYMPTOM:
In a customized fencing mode, the 'vxfenconfig -c' command creates a new vxfend process even if VxFen is already configured.

DESCRIPTION:
When you configure fencing in the customized mode and run the 'vxfenconfig -c' command, the vxfenconfig utility reports the 'VXFEN ERROR V-11-1-6 vxfen already configured...' error. Moreover, it also creates a new vxfend process even if VxFen is already configured. Such redundant processes may impact the performance of the system.

RESOLUTION:
The vxfenconfig utility is modified so that it does not create a new vxfend process when VxFen is already configured.

* 4007677 (Tracking ID: 3970753)

SYMPTOM:
Freeing uninitialized/garbage memory causes panic in vxfen.

DESCRIPTION:
Freeing uninitialized/garbage memory causes panic in vxfen.

RESOLUTION:
Veritas has modified the VxFen kernel module to fix the issue by initializing the object before attempting to free it.
 .

Patch ID: VRTSgab-7.4.2.1100

* 4012745 (Tracking ID: 4012742)

SYMPTOM:
Veritas Infoscale Availability does not support Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Update 2(RHEL8.2).

DESCRIPTION:
Veritas Infoscale Availability does not support Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions later than RHEL8 Update 1.

RESOLUTION:
Veritas Infoscale Availability support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Update 2(RHEL8.2) is now introduced.

* 4013034 (Tracking ID: 4011683)

SYMPTOM:
The GAB module failed to start and the system log messages indicate failures with the mknod command.

DESCRIPTION:
The mknod command fails to start the GAB module because its format is invalid. If the names of multiple drivers in an environment contain the value "gab" as a substring, all their major device numbers get passed on to the mknod command. Instead, the command must contain the major device number for the GAB driver only.

RESOLUTION:
This hotfix addresses the issue so that the GAB module starts successfully even when other driver names in the environment contain "gab" as a substring.

Patch ID: VRTSllt-7.4.2.1100

* 4012744 (Tracking ID: 4012742)

SYMPTOM:
Veritas Infoscale Availability does not support Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Update 2(RHEL8.2).

DESCRIPTION:
Veritas Infoscale Availability does not support Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions later than RHEL8 Update 1.

RESOLUTION:
Veritas Infoscale Availability support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Update 2(RHEL8.2) is now introduced.

* 4013036 (Tracking ID: 3985775)

SYMPTOM:
Sometimes, the system log may get flooded with LLT heartbeat loss messages that do not necessarily indicate any actual issues with LLT.

DESCRIPTION:
LLT heartbeat loss messages can appear in the system log either due to actual heartbeat drops in the network or due to heartbeat packets arriving out of order. In either case, these messages are only informative and do not indicate any issue in the LLT functionality. Sometimes, the system log may get flooded with these messages, which are not useful.

RESOLUTION:
The LLT module is updated to lower the frequency of printing LLT heartbeat loss messages. This is achieved by increasing the number of missed sequential HB packets required to print this informative message.



INSTALLING THE PATCH
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Run the Installer script to automatically install the patch:
-----------------------------------------------------------
Please be noted that the installation of this P-Patch will cause downtime.

To install the patch perform the following steps on at least one node in the cluster:
1. Copy the patch infoscale-rhel8.2_x86_64-Patch-7.4.2.1100.tar.gz to /tmp
2. Untar infoscale-rhel8.2_x86_64-Patch-7.4.2.1100.tar.gz to /tmp/hf
    # mkdir /tmp/hf
    # cd /tmp/hf
    # gunzip /tmp/infoscale-rhel8.2_x86_64-Patch-7.4.2.1100.tar.gz
    # tar xf /tmp/infoscale-rhel8.2_x86_64-Patch-7.4.2.1100.tar
3. Install the hotfix(Please be noted that the installation of this P-Patch will cause downtime.)
    # pwd /tmp/hf
    # ./installVRTSinfoscale742P1100 [<host1> <host2>...]

You can also install this patch together with 7.4.2 base release using Install Bundles
1. Download this patch and extract it to a directory
2. Change to the Veritas InfoScale 7.4.2 directory and invoke the installer script
   with -patch_path option where -patch_path should point to the patch directory
    # ./installer -patch_path [<path to this patch>] [<host1> <host2>...]

Install the patch manually:
--------------------------
Manual installation is not recommended.


REMOVING THE PATCH
------------------
Manual uninstallation is not recommended.


KNOWN ISSUES
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* Tracking ID: 4017318

SYMPTOM: An upgrade from InfoScale 7.4.1 to 7.4.2.1100 using yum fails to update the types.cf file in the configuration.

WORKAROUND: After upgrade from InfoScale 7.4.1 to 7.4.2.1100 using yum, run the following commands sequentially to update the BindUmount attribute in the types.cf file:
1. #haconf -makerw
2. #haattr -add Mount BindUmount -boolean 1
3. #hatype -modify Mount ArgList -add BindUmount
4. #haconf -dump -makero

* Tracking ID: 4017627

SYMPTOM: The xprtld service fails to start while configuring InfoScale with the 7.4.2.1100 patch on a RHEL 8.2 system in an Azure environment.

WORKAROUND: None



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