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Release type: P-patch
Release date: 2013-12-20
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 Applies to one or more of the following products:
Storage Foundation 5.0.1 On HP-UX 11i v3 (11.31)
Storage Foundation Cluster File System 5.0.1 On HP-UX 11i v3 (11.31)
Storage Foundation for Oracle 5.0.1 On HP-UX 11i v3 (11.31)
Storage Foundation for Oracle RAC 5.0.1 On HP-UX 11i v3 (11.31)
Storage Foundation HA 5.0.1 On HP-UX 11i v3 (11.31)
Volume Manager 5.0.1 On HP-UX 11i v3 (11.31)
Volume Replicator 5.0.1 On HP-UX 11i v3 (11.31)

 Obsolete patches, incompatibilities, superseded patches, or other requirements:

This patch is obsolete. It is superseded by: Release date
vm-hpux1131-5.0.1RP3P7 2014-09-25
vm-hpux1131-5.0.1RP3P6 (obsolete) 2014-06-09

This patch supersedes the following patches: Release date
vm-hpux1131-5.0.1RP3P4 (obsolete) 2012-11-26
vm-hpux1131-5.0.1RP3P3 (obsolete) 2012-01-31
vm-hpux1131-5.0.1RP3P1 (obsolete) 2011-05-24
vm-hpux1131-5.0.1RP1P1 (obsolete) 2010-05-06

This patch requires: Release date
sfha-hpux1131-5.0.1RP3 2011-04-04

 Fixes the following incidents:
2234292, 2575150, 2631371, 2674273, 2753970, 2779347, 2846151, 2860459, 2860462, 2860464, 2872617, 2872633, 2872635, 2872916, 2913666, 2913669, 2973525, 2982087, 2983903, 3028911, 3047804, 3059067, 3059139, 3068265, 3072892, 3121041, 3130376, 3139305, 3315600, 3318945, 3369341

 Patch ID:
PHCO_43579
PHKL_43580

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                          * * * READ ME * * *
            * * * Veritas Volume Manager 5.0.1 RP3 P5 * * *
                          * * * Hot Fix * * *
                         Patch Date: 2013-12-20


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


PATCH NAME
----------
Veritas Volume Manager 5.0.1 RP3 P5 Hot Fix


OPERATING SYSTEMS SUPPORTED BY THE PATCH
----------------------------------------
HP-UX 11i v3 (11.31)


PACKAGES AFFECTED BY THE PATCH
------------------------------
VRTSvxvm
VRTSvxvm


BASE PRODUCT VERSIONS FOR THE PATCH
-----------------------------------
   * Veritas Volume Manager 5.0.1
   * Veritas Storage Foundation for Oracle RAC 5.0.1
   * Veritas Storage Foundation Cluster File System 5.0.1
   * Veritas Volume Replicator 5.0.1
   * Veritas Storage Foundation 5.0.1
   * Veritas Storage Foundation High Availability 5.0.1
   * Veritas Storage Foundation for Oracle 5.0.1


SUMMARY OF INCIDENTS FIXED BY THE PATCH
---------------------------------------
Patch ID: PHCO_43579, PHKL_43580
* 2234292 (2152830) A diskgroup (DG) import fails with a non-descriptive error message when 
multiple copies (clones) of the same device exist and the original devices are 
either offline or not available.
* 2973525 (2973522) At cable connect on port1 of dual-port Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters (FC 
HBA), paths via port2 are marked as SUSPECT.
* 2982087 (2976130) Multithreading of the vxconfigd (1M) daemon for HP-UX 11i v3 causes the DMP 
database to be deleted as part of the device-discovery commands.
* 2983903 (2907746) File Descriptor leaks are observed with the device-discovery command of VxVM.
* 3028911 (2390998) System panicked during SAN reconfiguration because of the inconsistency in dmp
device open count.
* 3047804 (2969844) The device discovery failure should not cause the DMP database to be destroyed 
completely.
* 3059067 (1820179) "vxdctl debug <debuglevel>" command dumps core if vxconfigd 
log file was modified when vxconfigd starts with "logfile=<file-name>" option.
* 3059139 (2979824) The vxdiskadm(1M) utility bug results in the exclusion of the unintended paths.
* 3068265 (2994677) When the 'vxdisk scandisks' or 'vxdctl enable' commands
are run the system panics.
* 3072892 (2352517) The system panics while excluding a controller from Veritas Volume Manager 
(VxVM) view.
* 3121041 (2310284) In the Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM) versions prior to 5.1SP1, the Cross-
Platform-Data Sharing (CDS) disk initialization of Logical Unit Number (LUN) 
size greater than 1 TB may lead to data corruption.
* 3130376 (3130361) Prevent disk initialization of size greater than 1TB for disks with the CDS 
format.
* 3139305 (3139300) Memory leaks are observed in the device discovery code path of VxVM.
* 3315600 (3315534) The vxconfigd(1M) daemon dumps core during start-up from the /sbin/pre_init_rc 
file, after it is switched to native multi-pathing.
* 3318945 (3248281) When the "vxdisk scandisks" or "vxdctle enable" commands are run consecutively 
the "VxVM vxdisk ERROR V-5-1-0 Device discovery failed."  error is encountered.
* 3369341 (3325371) Panic occurs in the vol_multistepsio_read_source() function when snapshots are 
used.
Patch ID: PHCO_43185, PHKL_43186
* 2575150 (2617277) Man pages for the vxautoanalysis and vxautoconvert commands are missing from the base package.
* 2631371 (2431470) "vxdisk set" command operates on a wrong VxVM device and does not work with DA
(Disk Access) name correctly.
* 2674273 (2647975) Serial Split Brain (SSB) condition caused Cluster Volume Manager(CVM) Master Takeover to fail.
* 2753970 (2753954) When a cable is disconnected from one port of a dual-port FC 
HBA, the paths via another port are marked as SUSPECT PATH.
* 2779347 (2779345) Data corruption seen. CDS backup label signature seen within PUBLIC region data. OR Creation of a volume failed on a disk indicating in-sufficient space available.
* 2846151 (2108993) "vxdisk list" command can't show newly added disks, dmp_do_reconfig() reports error
* 2860459 (2257850) vxdiskadm leaks memory while performing operations related to enclosures.
* 2860462 (1874383) Memory leak in req_ddl_reconfig_fabric() .
* 2860464 (1675599) Excluding and including a LUN in a loop triggers a huge memory leak for vxconfigd when EMC PowerPath is configured
* 2872617 (2413763) Uninitialized memory read results in a vxconfigd coredump
* 2872633 (2680482) startup scripts use 'quit' instead of 'exit', causing empty directories in /tmp
* 2872635 (2792748) Node join fails because of closing of wrong file descriptor
* 2872916 (2801962) Growing a volume takes significantly large time when the volume has version 20 
DCO attached to it.
* 2913666 (2000661) The enhanced noreonline needs to take care of diskgroup rename operation explicitly.
* 2913669 (1959513) The shared diskgroup import times increase drastically with more number of disks attached to the CVM cluster.


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

Patch ID: PHCO_43579, PHKL_43580

* 2234292 (Tracking ID: 2152830)

SYMPTOM:
A diskgroup (DG) import fails with a non-descriptive error message when 
multiple copies (clones) of the same device exist and the original devices are 
either offline or not available.
For example:
# vxdg import mydg
VxVM vxdg ERROR V-5-1-10978 Disk group mydg: import
failed:
No valid disk found containing disk group

DESCRIPTION:
If the original devices are offline or unavailable, the vxdg(1M) command picks 
up cloned disks for import.DG import fails unless the clones are tagged and the 
tag is specified during the DG import. The import failure is expected, but the 
error message is non-descriptive and does not specify the corrective action to 
be taken by the user.

RESOLUTION:
The code is modified to give the correct error message when duplicate clones 
exist during import. Also, details of the duplicate clones are reported in the 
system log.

* 2973525 (Tracking ID: 2973522)

SYMPTOM:
At cable connect on one of the ports of a dual-port Fibre Channel Host Bus 
Adapters (FC HBA), paths that go through the other port are marked as SUSPECT. 
DMP does not issue I/O on such paths until the next restore daemon cycle 
confirms that the paths are functioning.

DESCRIPTION:
When a cable is connected at one of the ports of a dual-port FC HBA, HBA-
Registered State Change Notification (RSCN) event occurs on the other port. 
When the RSCN event occurs, DMP marks the paths
as SUSPECT that goes through that port.

RESOLUTION:
The code is modified so that the RSCN events that goes through the other port 
are not marked as SUSPECT.

* 2982087 (Tracking ID: 2976130)

SYMPTOM:
The device-discovery commands such as "vxdisk scandisks" and "vxdctl enable" 
may cause the entire DMP database to be deleted. This causes the VxVM I/O 
errors and file systems to get disabled. For instances where VxVM manages the 
root disk(s), a system hang occurs. In a Serviceguard/SGeRAC environment 
integrated with CVM and/or CFS, VxVM I/O failures would typically lead to a 
Serviceguard INIT and/or a CRS TOC (if the voting disks sit on VxVM volumes). 
Syslog shows the removal of arrays from the DMP database as following: 
vmunix: NOTICE: VxVM vxdmp V-5-0-0 removed disk array 000292601518, datype = EMC
In addition to messages that indicate VxVM I/O errors and file systems are 
disabled.

DESCRIPTION:
VxVM's vxconfigd(1M) daemon uses HP's libIO(3X) APIs such as io_search() and 
io_search_array() functions to claim devices that are attached to the host. 
Although, vxconfigd(1M) is multithreaded, it uses a non-thread safe version of 
the libIO(3X)  APIs. A race condition may occur when multiple vxconfigd threads 
perform device discovery. This results in a NULL value returned to the libIO
(3X)  APIs call.VxVM interprets the NULL return value as an indication of none 
of the devices being attached and proceeds to delete all the devices previously 
claimed from the DMP database.

RESOLUTION:
The vxconfigd(1M) daemon, as well as the event source daemon vxesd(1M), is now 
linked with HP's thread-safe libIO(3X) library.  This prevents the race 
condition among multiple vxconfigd threads that perform device discovery. 
Please refer to HP's customer bulletin c03585923 for a list of other software 
components required for a complete

* 2983903 (Tracking ID: 2907746)

SYMPTOM:
At device discovery, the vxconfigd(1M) daemon allocates file descriptors for 
open instances of "/dev/config", but does not always close them after use, this 
results in a file descriptor leak over time.

DESCRIPTION:
Before any API of the "libIO" library is called, the io_init() function needs 
to be called. This function opens the "/dev/config" device file. Each io_init() 
function call should be paired with the io_end() function call. This function 
closes the "/dev/config" device file. However, the io_end() function call is 
amiss at some places in the device discovery code path. As a result, the file 
descriptor leaks are observed with the device-discovery command of VxVM.

RESOLUTION:
The code is modified to pair each io_init() function call with the io_end() 
function call in every possible code path.

* 3028911 (Tracking ID: 2390998)

SYMPTOM:
When running 'vxdctl enable' or 'vxdisk scandisks' command after the 
configuration
changes in SAN ports, system panicked with the following stack trace:
.disable_lock()
dmp_close_path()
dmp_do_cleanup()
dmp_decipher_instructions()
dmp_process_instruction_buffer()
dmp_reconfigure_db()
gendmpioctl()
vxdmpioctl()

DESCRIPTION:
After the configuration changes in SAN ports, the configuration in VxVM also
needs to be updated. In the reconfiguration process, VxVM may temporarily have
the old dmp path nodes and the new dmp path nodes, both of which has the same
device number, to migrate the old ones to new ones. VxVM maintains two types
of open count to avoid platform dependency. However when openining/closing the
old dmp path nodes while the migration process is going on, VxVM wrongly 
calculates
the open counts in the dmp path nodes; calculates an open count in the new node
and then calculates the other open count in the old node. This results in the
inconsistent open counts of the node and cause panic while checking open counts.

RESOLUTION:
The code change has been done to maintain the open counts on the same dmp path
node database correctly while performing dmp device open/close.

* 3047804 (Tracking ID: 2969844)

SYMPTOM:
The DMP database gets destroyed if the discovery fails for some 
reason. "ddl.log shows numerous entries as follows:
DESTROY_DMPNODE:
0x3000010 dmpnode is to be destroyed/freed
DESTROY_DMPNODE:
0x3000d30 dmpnode is to be destroyed/freed

Numerous vxio errors are seen in the syslog as all VxVM I/O's fail afterwards.

DESCRIPTION:
VxVM deletes the old device database before it makes the new device database. 
If the discovery process fails for some reason, this results in a null DMP 
database.

RESOLUTION:
The code is modified to take a backup of the old device database before doing 
the new discovery. Therefore, if the discovery fails we restore the old 
database and display the appropriate message on the console.

* 3059067 (Tracking ID: 1820179)

SYMPTOM:
The "vxdctl debug <debuglevel>" (1M) command core 
dumps and the following stack trace is displayed:
strcpy.strcpy()
xfree_internal()
msg_logfile_disable()
req_vold_debug()
request_loop()
main()

DESCRIPTION:
The vxconfigd(1M) command uses a static memory for storing
 the logfile information when it is started with 
logfile=<file-name>. This logfile can be changed with the 
vxdctl(1M) command. The "vxdctl debug" (1M) command uses 
dynamically allocated memory for storing the path 
information. If the default debug level is changed using 
the vxdctl(1M) command, the allocated memory for path
information is deleted assuming that it is created by
the vxdctl(1M) debug command. Thus, it results in core 
dump.

RESOLUTION:
The code is modified to allocate dynamic memory for 
storing the path information.

* 3059139 (Tracking ID: 2979824)

SYMPTOM:
While excluding the controller using the vxdiskadm(1M) utility, the unintended 
paths get excluded

DESCRIPTION:
The issue occurs due to a logical error related to the grep command, when the 
hardware path of the controller to be retrieved is excluded. In some cases, the 
vxdiskadm(1M) utility takes the wrong hardware path for the controller that is 
excluded, and hence excludes unintended paths. Suppose there are two 
controllers viz. c189 and c18 and the controller c189 is listed above c18 in 
the command, and the controller c18 is excluded, then the hardware path of the 
controller c189 is passed to the function and hence it ends up excluding the 
wrong controller.

RESOLUTION:
The script is modified so that the vxdiskadm(1M) utility now takes the hardware 
path of the intended controller only, and the unintended paths do not get 
excluded.

* 3068265 (Tracking ID: 2994677)

SYMPTOM:
When the 'vxdisk scandisks' or 'vxdctl enable' commands
are run the system panics with the following stack trace:
 
panic_save_regs_switchstack+0x110 ()
panic+0x410 ()
bad_kern_reference+0xa0 ()
$cold_pfault+0x530 ()
vm_hndlr+0x12f0 ()
bubbleup+0x880 ()
dmp_decode_add_new_path+0x430 ()
dmp_decipher_instructions+0x490 ()
dmp_process_instruction_buffer+0x340 ()
dmp_reconfigure_db+0xc0 ()
gendmpioctl+0x920 ()
dmpioctl+0x100 ()
spec_ioctl+0xf0 ()
vno_ioctl+0x350 ()
ioctl+0x410 ()
syscall+0x5b0 ()

DESCRIPTION:
The problem occurs because the NULL value of the structure that causes the 
panic was not checked.

RESOLUTION:
The code is modified to check for the valid value of the
structure to prevent the system to panic.

* 3072892 (Tracking ID: 2352517)

SYMPTOM:
Excluding a controller from Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM ) using the vxdmpadm 
exclude ctlr=<ctlr-name>" command causes the system to panic with the following 
stack trace:
gen_common_adaptiveminq_select_path
dmp_select_path
gendmpstrategy
voldiskiostart
vol_subdisksio_start
volkcontext_process
volkiostart
vxiostrategy
vx_bread_bp
vx_getblk_cmn
vx_getblk
vx_getmap
vx_getemap
vx_do_extfree
vx_extfree
vx_te_trunc_data
vx_te_trunc
vx_trunc_typed
vx_trunc_tran2
vx_trunc_tran
vx_trunc
vx_inactive_remove
vx_inactive_tran
vx_local_inactive_list
vx_inactive_list
vx_workitem_process
vx_worklist_process
vx_worklist_thread
thread_start

DESCRIPTION:
While excluding a controller from the VxVM view, all the paths must also be 
excluded. The panic occurs because the controller is excluded before the paths 
belonging to that controller are excluded. While excluding the path, the 
controller of that path which is NULL is accessed.

RESOLUTION:
The code is modified to exclude all the paths belonging to a controller before 
excluding a controller.

* 3121041 (Tracking ID: 2310284)

SYMPTOM:
In the Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM) versions prior to 5.1SP1, the Cross-
Platform-Data Sharing (CDS) disk initialization of Logical Unit Number (LUN) 
size greater than 1 TB may lead to data corruption.

DESCRIPTION:
The Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM) versions prior to 5.1SP1, allows CDS-disk 
initialization of LUN size greater than 1TB. A CDS disk of size greater than 
1TB can cause data corruption because of writing the backup labels. 
and the label ids. in the data or the public regions.VxVM should not allow the 
CDS-disk initialization for the LUN size that is greater than 1TB to support 
the CDS compatibility across platform.

RESOLUTION:
The code is modified to restrict the vxdisksetup(1M)command to perform the CDS-
disk initialization for a CDS disk of size greater than 1TB. The changes in the 
vxdisk(1M) and vxresize(1M) command would be available in the subsequent patch.

* 3130376 (Tracking ID: 3130361)

SYMPTOM:
Disks greater than 1 TB can be initialized with the Cross Platform Data sharing 
(CDS) format.

DESCRIPTION:
CDS formatted disks use Sun Microsystems Label (SMI) for partitioning. SMI 
partition table is capable of storing partition size of 1 TB only. EarlierVxVM 
releases did not prevent initialization of disks greater than 1 TB with the CDS 
format.

RESOLUTION:
The code is modified so that VxVM can explicitly prevent initialization of 
disks greater than 1 TB with the CDS format. Other VxVM utilities 
like 'vxvmconvert', 'vxcdsconvert', and 'DLE (vxdisk resize)' either explicitly 
fail the operation, if the environment involves greater than 1 TB disks, or use 
the HPDISK format wherever possible.

* 3139305 (Tracking ID: 3139300)

SYMPTOM:
At device discovery, the vxconfigd(1M) daemon allocates memory but does not 
release it after use, causing a user memory leak. The Resident Memory Size 
(RSS) of the vxconfigd(1M) daemon thus keeps growing and may reach maxdsiz(5) 
in the extreme case that causes the  vxconfigd(1M) daemon to abort.

DESCRIPTION:
At some places in the device discovery code path, the buffer is not freed. This 
results in memory leaks.

RESOLUTION:
The code is modified to free the buffers.

* 3315600 (Tracking ID: 3315534)

SYMPTOM:
The vxconfigd(1M) daemon dumps core during system start-up on the IA machine 
when the boot is performed  from VxVM ROOT device under Native Multi-Pathing 
(NMP) control. This causes boot failure as the root disk group 'rootdg' fails 
to get imported. With the vxconfigd(1M) daemon's core file the following stack 
trace is observed:
dg_creat_tempdb
mode_set
setup_mode
startup
main

DESCRIPTION:
When the disk group 'rootdg' which resides on disks that belong to NMP on IA 
machines is imported, the vxconfigd(1M) daemon does not select the correct DSF 
for the BOOT device. Thereby, it ignores the partition component. This causes 
I/O errors when the root disk group is imported.

RESOLUTION:
The code is modified to use the correct public and private disk partitions 
during boot-up.

* 3318945 (Tracking ID: 3248281)

SYMPTOM:
When the "vxdisk scandisks" or "vxdctl enable" commands are run consecutively, 
an error is displayed as following:
VxVM vxdisk ERROR V-5-1-0 Device discovery failed.

DESCRIPTION:
The device discovery failure occurs because in some cases the variable that is 
passed to the OS specific function is not set properly.

RESOLUTION:
The code is modified to set the correct variable before the variable is passed 
to the OS specific function.

* 3369341 (Tracking ID: 3325371)

SYMPTOM:
Panic occurs in the vol_multistepsio_read_source() function when VxVM's 
FastResync feature is used. The stack trace observed is as following:
vol_multistepsio_read_source()
vol_multistepsio_start()
volkcontext_process()
vol_rv_write2_start()
voliod_iohandle()
voliod_loop()
kernel_thread()

DESCRIPTION:
When a volume is resized, Data Change Object (DCO) also needs to be resized. 
However, the old accumulator contents are not copied into the new accumulator. 
Thereby, the respective regions are marked as invalid. Subsequent I/O on these 
regions triggers the panic.

RESOLUTION:
The code is modified to appropriately copy the accumulator contents during the 
resize operation.

Patch ID: PHCO_43185, PHKL_43186

* 2575150 (Tracking ID: 2617277)

SYMPTOM:
Man pages missing for the vxautoanalysis and vxautoconvert commands.

DESCRIPTION:
The man pages for the vxautoanalysis and vxautoconvert commands are missing from
the base package.

RESOLUTION:
Added the man pages for vxautoanalysis(1M) and vxautoconvert(1M) commands.

* 2631371 (Tracking ID: 2431470)

SYMPTOM:
1. "vxpfto" command sets PFTO(Powerfail Timeout) value on a wrong VxVM device 
when it passes DM(Disk Media) name to the "vxdisk set" command with -g option.
2. "vxdisk set" command does not work when DA name is specified either -g 
option specified or not. 

  Ex.)
  # vxdisk set [DA name] clone=off 
  VxVM vxdisk ERROR V-5-1-5455 Operation requires a disk group 
  # vxdisk -g [DG name] set [DA name] clone=off 
  VxVM vxdisk ERROR V-5-1-0 Device [Da name] not in configuration or associated 
with DG [DG name]

DESCRIPTION:
1. "vxpfto" command invokes "vxdisk set" command to set the PFTO value. It 
shall accept both DM and DA names for device specification. However DM and DA 
names can have conflicts such that even within the same disk group, the same 
name can refer to different devices - one as a DA name and another as a DM 
name. "vxpfto" command uses a DM name with -g option when invoking the "vxdisk 
set" command but it will choose a matching DA name before a DM name. This 
causes incorrect device to be acted upon.
Both DM and DA name can be specified for the "vxdisk set" command with -g 
option however the DM name are given preference with -g option from the design 
perspective.

2. "vxdisk set" command shall accept DA name for device specification.
Without -g option, the command shall work only when DA name is specified. 
However it doesn't work because the disk group name is not extracted from the 
DA record correctly. Hence the first error.
With -g option the DA name specified is treated as a matching DM name wrongly, 
hence the second error.

RESOLUTION:
Code changes are made to make the "vxdisk set" command working correctly on DA 
name without -g option and on both DM and DA names with -g option. The given 
preference is DM name when -g option is specified. It resolves the "vxpfto" 
command issue as well.

* 2674273 (Tracking ID: 2647975)

SYMPTOM:
Serial Split Brain (SSB) condition caused Cluster Volume Manager(CVM) Master
Takeover to fail. The below vxconfigd debug output was noticed when the issue
was noticed:

VxVM vxconfigd NOTICE V-5-1-7899 CVM_VOLD_CHANGE command received
V-5-1-0 Preempting CM NID 1
VxVM vxconfigd NOTICE V-5-1-9576 Split Brain. da id is 0.5, while dm id is 0.4 
for
dm cvmdgA-01
VxVM vxconfigd WARNING V-5-1-8060 master: could not delete shared disk groups
VxVM vxconfigd ERROR V-5-1-7934 Disk group cvmdgA: Disabled by errors 
VxVM vxconfigd ERROR V-5-1-7934 Disk group cvmdgB: Disabled by errors 
...
VxVM vxconfigd ERROR V-5-1-11467 kernel_fail_join() :           Reconfiguration
interrupted: Reason is transition to role failed (12, 1)
VxVM vxconfigd NOTICE V-5-1-7901 CVM_VOLD_STOP command received

DESCRIPTION:
When Serial Split Brain (SSB) condition is detected by the new CVM master, on
Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM)  versions 5.0 and 5.1, the default CVM behaviour
will cause the new CVM master to leave the cluster and causes cluster-wide downtime.

RESOLUTION:
Necessary code changes have been done to ensure that when SSB is detected in a
diskgroup, CVM will only disable that particular diskgroup and keep the other
diskgroups imported during the CVM Master Takeover, the new CVM master will not
leave the cluster with the fix applied.

* 2753970 (Tracking ID: 2753954)

SYMPTOM:
When cable is disconnected from one port of a dual-port FC HBA, only 
paths going through the port should be marked as SUSPECT. But paths going 
through other port are also getting marked as SUSPECT.

DESCRIPTION:
Disconnection of a cable from a HBA port generates a FC event. 
When the event is generated, paths of all ports of the corresponding HBA are 
marked as SUSPECT.

RESOLUTION:
The code changes are done to mark the paths only going through the 
port on which FC event is generated.

* 2779347 (Tracking ID: 2779345)

SYMPTOM:
1. Creation of a volume failed on a disk indicating in-sufficient space available.
2. Data corruption seen. CDS backup label signature seen within PUBLIC region data.

DESCRIPTION:
Cross Platform Data (CDS) disk uses Solaris VTOC as Platform block. When a disk is
initialized as CDS, geometry obtained from SCSI MODE-SENSE/fake geometry
algorithm is written within the VTOC.
With operations like BCV cloning, firmware upgrade etc, geometry obtained from
MODE-SENSE/fake geometry can be different from the stamped geometry.
If disk size obtained using the geometry stored on disk label is lesser than the
disk size obtained from
MODE-SENSE/fake geometry, operation like creating a volume might fail due to
in-sufficient space available.
If disk size using fake geometry is greater than the disk size obtained from
MODE-SENSE geometry, data corruption might occur if CDS backup label is written
with operation like "vxdisk flush".

RESOLUTION:
The fix is that the geometry on the disk is honored, i.e the geometry used
during initialization will be used for operation like "vxdisk flush".

* 2846151 (Tracking ID: 2108993)

SYMPTOM:
When an existing path/LUN is removed and at the same time new LUN is added on
executing 'vxdisk scandisks' dmp_do_reconfig() reports error and discovery gets
aborted. Following error message is displayed:

VxVM vxconfigd DEBUG V-5-1-0 dmp_do_reconfig: DMP_RECONFIGURE_DB failed: No such
file or directory

'vxdisk list' will not show the newly added disks.

DESCRIPTION:
The scenario where the newly added device reuses the device numbers of removed
devices, was not handled in DMP (Dynamic Multi Pathing) code.

RESOLUTION:
The DMP driver has been changed to handle this case.

* 2860459 (Tracking ID: 2257850)

SYMPTOM:
Memory leak is observed when information about enclosure is accessed by vxdiskadm.

DESCRIPTION:
The memory allocated locally for a data structure keeping information about the
array specific attributes is not freed.

RESOLUTION:
Code changes are made to avoid such memory leaks.

* 2860462 (Tracking ID: 1874383)

SYMPTOM:
Vxconfigd leaks memory during DMP device reconfiguration.

DESCRIPTION:
In vxconfigd code, during device reconfiguration, memory allocated for the
data structures related to device reconfiguration is not freed which led to memory
leak.

RESOLUTION:
The memory is released after its scope is over.

* 2860464 (Tracking ID: 1675599)

SYMPTOM:
Vxconfigd leaks memory while excluding and including a Third party Driver
controlled LUN in a loop. As part of this vxconfigd loses its license information
and following error is seen in system log:
        "License has expired or is not available for operation"

DESCRIPTION:
In vxconfigd code, memory allocated for various data structures related to
device discovery layer is not freed which led to the memory leak.

RESOLUTION:
The memory is released after its scope is over.

* 2872617 (Tracking ID: 2413763)

SYMPTOM:
vxconfigd, the VxVM daemon dumps core with the following stack:

ddl_fill_dmp_info
ddl_init_dmp_tree
ddl_fetch_dmp_tree
ddl_find_devices_in_system
find_devices_in_system
mode_set
setup_mode
startup
main
__libc_start_main
_start

DESCRIPTION:
Dynamic Multi Pathing node buffer declared in the Device Discovery Layer was not 
initialized. Since  the node buffer is local to the function, an explicit 
initialization is required before copying another buffer into it.

RESOLUTION:
The node buffer is appropriately initialized using memset() to address the 
coredump.

* 2872633 (Tracking ID: 2680482)

SYMPTOM:
There are many random directories not cleaned up in /tmp/, like 
vx.$RANDOM.$RANDOM.$RANDOM.$$ on system startup.

DESCRIPTION:
In general the startup scripts should call quit(), in which it call do the 
cleanup when errors detected. The scripts were calling exit() directly instead 
of quit() leaving some random-created directories uncleaned.

RESOLUTION:
These script should be restored to call quit() instead of exit() directly.

* 2872635 (Tracking ID: 2792748)

SYMPTOM:
In an HPUX cluster environment, the slave join fails with the 
following error message in syslog:

VxVM vxconfigd ERROR V-5-1-5784 cluster_establish:kernel interrupted vold on 
overlapping reconfig.

DESCRIPTION:
During the join, the slave node performs disk group import. 
As part of the import, the file descriptor pertaining to "Port u" is closed 
because of a wrong assignment of the return value of open(). Hence, the 
subsequent write to the same port was returning EBADF.

RESOLUTION:
Code changes are done to avoid closing the wrong file 
descriptor

* 2872916 (Tracking ID: 2801962)

SYMPTOM:
Operations that lead to growing of volume, including 'vxresize', 'vxassist 
growby/growto' take significantly larger time if the volume has version 20 
DCO(Data Change Object) attached to it in comparison to volume which doesn't 
have DCO attached.

DESCRIPTION:
When a volume with a DCO is grown, it needs to copy the existing map in DCO and 
update the map to track the grown regions.  The algorithm was such that for 
each region in the map it would search for the page that contains that region 
so as to update the map. Number of regions and number of pages containing them 
are proportional to volume size. So, the search complexity is amplified and 
observed primarily when the volume size is of the order of terabytes. In the 
reported instance, it took more than 12 minutes to grow a 2.7TB volume by 50G.

RESOLUTION:
Code has been enhanced to find the regions that are contained within a page and 
then avoid looking-up the page for all those regions.

* 2913666 (Tracking ID: 2000661)

SYMPTOM:
The enhanced noreonline needs to take care of diskgroup rename
operation explicitly.

DESCRIPTION:
While renaming a shared diskgroup, the master node updates the
on-disk information to reflect rename of diskgroup before actual import. With
NOREONLINE propagated to slaves, the slaves do not refresh the in-core
information belonging to the disks involved in the import operation. So when the
import operation on slaves tries to verify the (new) diskgroup information sent
by the master with the information available in-core, it does not match.

RESOLUTION:
The shared diskgroup import operation explicitly re-onlines the
disks selected for import so that the latest information (if updated by the
master) is available to the slave nodes even if NOREONLINE is specified.

* 2913669 (Tracking ID: 1959513)

SYMPTOM:
The shared diskgroup import times increase drastically with more number
of disks attached to the CVM cluster

DESCRIPTION:
As part of regular shared diskgroup import, First the master node
followed by all slaves nodes do re-online of all the disks attached to the
cluster which are not part of any imported diskgroup. With more number of disks
attached to the cluster, the re-online times are higher which causes the import
times to be high as well. diskgroup import command supports a -o noreonline
option to skip the reonline of disks on the master node however the same is not
propogated to slaves. Hence the import times with this option specified are
still on the higher side.

RESOLUTION:
The option to skip reonline of disks during import is propogated to
slave nodes because of which the REONLINE is skipped on entire cluster ensuring
very good shared diskgroup import times.



INSTALLING THE PATCH
--------------------
a)VxVM 5.0.1 (GA)version 5.0.31.5 or version 5.0.31.6 must be installed before applying these
 patches.

b)All prerequisite/corequisite patches have to be installed.The Kernel patch requires a system reboot for both installatio
n and removal.

c)To install the patch, enter the following command:
  # swinstall -x autoreboot=true -s &lt;patch_directory&gt;     PHCO_43185 PHKL_43186
  Incase the patch is not registered, the patch can be registered
  using the following command:
  # swreg -l depot &lt;patch_directory&gt;    ,
  where  &lt;patch_directory&gt;     is the absolute path where the patch resides.

d) Please do swverify after installing the patches in order to make sure that the patches are installed correctly using:
   $ swverify PHCO_43579 PHKL_43580


REMOVING THE PATCH
------------------
a)To remove the patch, enter the following command:
  # swremove -x autoreboot=true PHCO_43579 PHKL_43580


SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
--------------------
:Other Dependencies::
PHCO_42677 and PHCO_43579 should be installed as
a set to make the VM Provider work correctly.

For VxVM to work correctly with this patch,
the following version of HP-UX drivers or
later are required to be installed on the system:
CommonIO, r=B.11.31.1311
FibrChanl-01, r=B.11.31.1311
FibrChanl-02, r=B.11.31.1311
FibrChanl-03, r=B.11.31.1311


OTHERS
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