Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 5.0 MP3 for Linux: devices in a non-ready state may cause a system panic

Article:TECH62884  |  Created: 2009-01-28  |  Updated: 2009-01-28  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH62884
Article Type
Technical Solution


Environment

Issue



Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 5.0 MP3 for Linux: devices in a non-ready state may cause a system panic

Solution




On the 5.0 MP3 release of Veritas Volume Manager for Linux, if a device open and inquiry succeeds and I/O fails at an early stage of Volume Manager startup, it causes a system panic.

For example, EMC devices with BCV could generate this error condition:

With devices in non-ready state, system panics at an early stage of boot or after running command vxdctl enable or vxconfigd -k (e1401029)


Workaround:

Install the Volume Manager 5.0 Maintenance Pack 3 Hot Fix 3 Patch for Linux on your system.

Errors/Problems Fixed:

With devices in non-ready state, system panics at an early stage of boot
or after running command vxdctl enable or vxconfigd -k (e1401029)

Slow I/O performance with VxFS filesystems on mirror-concat VxVM volumes
with DCO and DRL (e1375303)

SmartMove fixes to support VxVM move operations, layered volumes and
instant snapshots. (e1366824,e1366849,e1321752,e1363318)

Veritas Volume Manager 5.0 Maintenance Pack 3 Hot Fix 3 Patch for Linux - RHEL 4  http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/308173  

Veritas Volume Manager 5.0 Maintenance Pack 3 Hot Fix 3 Patch for Linux - RHEL 5  http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/308172      

Veritas Volume Manager 5.0 Maintenance Pack 3 Hot Fix 3 Patch for Linux - SLES9  http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/308171    

Veritas Volume Manager 5.0 Maintenance Pack 3 Hot Fix 3 Patch for Linux - SLES10  http://entsupport.symantec.com/docs/308164      



Best Practices:
Symantec strongly recommends the following best practices:
1. Always perform a full backup prior to and after any changes to your environment.
2. Always make sure that your environment is running the latest version and patch level.

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