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odm-sles10_x86_64-6.0.5.100
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 Basic information
Release type: Patch
Release date: 2014-09-10
OS update support: None
Technote: None
Documentation: None
Popularity: 266 viewed    9 downloaded
Download size: 334.81 KB
Checksum: 984274990

 Applies to one or more of the following products:
VirtualStore 6.0.1 On SLES10 x86-64
Storage Foundation 6.0.1 On SLES10 x86-64
Storage Foundation Cluster File System 6.0.1 On SLES10 x86-64
Storage Foundation for Oracle RAC 6.0.1 On SLES10 x86-64
Storage Foundation HA 6.0.1 On SLES10 x86-64

 Obsolete patches, incompatibilities, superseded patches, or other requirements:

This patch requires: Release date
sfha-sles10_x86_64-6.0.5 2014-04-15

 Fixes the following incidents:
3142142, 3142252, 3149270, 3241794, 3322294, 3369038, 3559203

 Patch ID:
VRTSodm-6.0.500.100-SLES10

 Readme file  [Save As...]
                          * * * READ ME * * *
             * * * Veritas Oracle Disk Manager 6.0.5 * * *
                      * * * Patch 6.0.5.100 * * *
                         Patch Date: 2014-09-04


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
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Veritas Oracle Disk Manager 6.0.5 Patch 6.0.5.100


OPERATING SYSTEMS SUPPORTED BY THE PATCH
----------------------------------------
SLES10 x86-64


PACKAGES AFFECTED BY THE PATCH
------------------------------
VRTSodm


BASE PRODUCT VERSIONS FOR THE PATCH
-----------------------------------
   * Symantec VirtualStore 6.0.1
   * Veritas Storage Foundation 6.0.1
   * Veritas Storage Foundation Cluster File System HA 6.0.1
   * Veritas Storage Foundation for Oracle RAC 6.0.1
   * Veritas Storage Foundation HA 6.0.1


SUMMARY OF INCIDENTS FIXED BY THE PATCH
---------------------------------------
Patch ID: 6.0.500.100
* 3559203 (3529371) The package verification of VRTSodm on Linux fails.
Patch ID: 6.0.500.000
* 3322294 (3323866) Some ODM operations may fail with "ODM ERROR V-41-4-1-328-22 Invalid argument"
* 3369038 (3349649) The Oracle Disk Manager (ODM) module fails to load on RHEL6.5
Patch ID: 6.0.300.100
* 3142142 (3079215) Oracle RAC Database creation failed with the Ora-00600
[ksfd_odmio1] error  when Veritas ODM links.
* 3142252 (3142045) With Oracle 12c version, the Veritas Oracle Disk Manager
(ODM) library causes a version mismatch on the RHEL6 platform.
* 3149270 (3149174) Veritas Oracle Disk Manager (ODM) clone shutdown fails with
the ORA-03113: end-of-file on communication channel error.
* 3241794 (3101418) The current time returned by the operating system (Oracle error code ORA-01513)
during Oracle startup is invalid.


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

Patch ID: 6.0.500.100

* 3559203 (Tracking ID: 3529371)

SYMPTOM:
The package verification of VRTSodm on Linux using the rpm(1M) command with A-V:optionA fails.

DESCRIPTION:
The package verification fails due to permission mode of /dev/odm directory after odm device is mounted differs from entry in rpm database.

RESOLUTION:
The Creation time permission mode for /dev/odm directory is corrected.

Patch ID: 6.0.500.000

* 3322294 (Tracking ID: 3323866)

SYMPTOM:
Some ODM operations may fail with the following error:
ODM ERROR V-41-4-1-328-22 Invalid argument

DESCRIPTION:
On systems having heavy database activity using ODM some operations may fail an error. This is a corner case and it occurs when a new task enters in ODM. To avoid deadlocks ODM maintains two lists of tasks viz. hold list and deny list. All the active tasks are maintained in the hold list and the task that are being exited from ODM are stored in the deny list. The error is returned when the  ODM PID structure gets re-used for a PID that is still being exited from the ODM and is there in the deny list in that case ODM don't allow the task to enter in the ODM and above error is returned.

RESOLUTION:
The code is modified such as to add an extra check while adding a new task in ODM to avoid returning the error in such scenarios.

* 3369038 (Tracking ID: 3349649)

SYMPTOM:
Oracle Disk Manager (ODM) module fails to load on RHEL6.5 with the following system log error message:

kernel: vxodm: disagrees about version of symbol putname
kernel: vxodm: disagrees about version of symbol getname

DESCRIPTION:
In RHEL6.5, the kernel interfaces for AgetnameA and AputnameA used by VxFS have changed.

RESOLUTION:
The code is modified to use the latest definitions of AgetnameA and AputnameA kernel interfaces.

Patch ID: 6.0.300.100

* 3142142 (Tracking ID: 3079215)

SYMPTOM:
Oracle RAC Database creation failed with Ora-00600 [ksfd_odmio1] error 
when Veritas ODM linked.

DESCRIPTION:
Earlier ODM interface provides a context pointer which is returned 
to oracle by odm_init()
and then passed back to ODM by oracle with each interface call, here ODM 
interface just keeping
track of whether we are running oracle (>10GR2 or not)
In Oracle 12, introduced/started using multiple contexts from the same process, 
but currently
our implementation of odm library is not set up multithreaded which  doesn't 
hadle this which causing the EBADF(Bad file descriptor).

RESOLUTION:
Introduced new changes to support multiple contexts per process.

* 3142252 (Tracking ID: 3142045)

SYMPTOM:
With Oracle 12c version, Veritas ODM library give version mismatch issue

DESCRIPTION:
Each process/task, calling ODM ioctl, has exit hook which scan VMA of 
process/task for valid libodm library. VMA of process/task contains libodm.so 
text section. Exit hook compares the VMA's libodm library names with hard-coded 
library names such as libodm9.so, libodm10.so etc. Some of the new Oracle 
versions might have conflicting hard-coded names with its predecessor, such as 
12c. And the conflicting names fail the check on the existence of libodm in VMA.

RESOLUTION:
To avoid this issue, library name comparison is now done with valid 'libodm' 
pattern instead of hard-coded library name.

* 3149270 (Tracking ID: 3149174)

SYMPTOM:
ODM clone shutdown is failing with error "ORA-03113: end-of-file on 
communication channel"

DESCRIPTION:
odm_fini() which generally releases the memory allocated for the 
context and any other memory structure that have not yet been freed, can be 
called multiple times.Here odm_fini() being called twice with the same context 
which causes the problem

RESOLUTION:
Before freeing, clear the pid field of the context structure to 
avoid double freeing if odm_fini is called by mistake again with same context

* 3241794 (Tracking ID: 3101418)

SYMPTOM:
The invalid current time is returned by the operating system (Oracle error code 
ORA-01513) during Oracle startup.

DESCRIPTION:
Oracle intercepts calls to the localtime_r() function as it is not asynchronous 
signal safe. They do not support any client library to spawn a thread and call 
the localtime_r() function. The localtime_r() function is called from the 
feature_tracking library as a part of the odm_discover() function in VRTSodm.

RESOLUTION:
The code is modified so that it does not spawn the thread and call the 
localtime_r() function, while feature_tracking.



INSTALLING THE PATCH
--------------------
Run the Installer script to automatically install the patch:
-----------------------------------------------------------
To install the patch perform the following steps on at least one node in the cluster:
1. Copy the hot-fix odm-sles10_x86_64-6.0.5.100-rpms.tar.gz to /tmp
2. Untar odm-sles10_x86_64-6.0.5.100-rpms.tar.gz to /tmp/hf
    # mkdir /tmp/hf
    # cd /tmp/hf
    # gunzip /tmp/odm-sles10_x86_64-6.0.5.100-rpms.tar.gz
    # tar xf /tmp/odm-sles10_x86_64-6.0.5.100-rpms.tar
3. Install the hotfix
    # pwd /tmp/hf
    # ./installODM605P1 [<host1> <host2>...]

Install the patch manually:
--------------------------
#rpm -Uvh VRTSodm-6.0.500.100-SLES10.x86_64.rpm


REMOVING THE PATCH
------------------
#rpm -e rpm_name


SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
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NONE


OTHERS
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