IZ15178: MKCD FAILS WITH 0301-152 BOSBOOT NOT ENOUGH FILE SPACE APPLIES TO AIX 5300-09

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • On a system with smaller disks with smaller PP size, 16
    in this case,
    
       # mkcd -L -V rootvg -S
    
    fails with the following error message:
    
       Initializing mkcd log: /var/adm/ras/mkcd.log...
       Verifying command parameters...
       Creating image.data file...
       Creating temporary file system: /mkcd/mksysb_image...
       Creating mksysb image...
    
       Creating list of files to back up
       Backing up 37370 files..............
       37370 of 37370 files backed up (100%)
       0512-038 mksysb: Backup Completed Successfully.
       Creating temporary file system: /mkcd/cd_fs...
       Populating the CD or DVD file system...
       Copying backup to the CD or DVD file system...
       ....
       Building chrp boot image...
    
       0301-152 bosboot: not enough file space to create:
                /mkcd/cd_fs/372926/ppc/chrp/bootfile.exe
                /mkcd/cd_fs has 8836 free KB.
                /mkcd/cd_fs/372926/ppc/chrp/bootfile.exe
                      needs 14260 KB.
       0512-300 mkcd: Error in routine: build_boot_images.
       Cleaning up...
    
       Removing temporary file system: /mkcd/cd_fs...
       Removing temporary file system: /mkcd/mksysb_image...
    

Local fix

  • Workaround:
    Manually create the temporary filesystems /mkcd/cd_fs
    

Problem summary

  • On a system with smaller disks with smaller PP size <16
    
       # mkcd -L -V rootvg -S
    
    fails with the following error message:
    
       Initializing mkcd log: /var/adm/ras/mkcd.log...
       Verifying command parameters...
       Creating image.data file...
       Creating temporary file system: /mkcd/mksysb_image...
       Creating mksysb image...
    
       Creating list of files to back up
       Backing up 37370 files..............
       37370 of 37370 files backed up (100%)
       0512-038 mksysb: Backup Completed Successfully.
       Creating temporary file system: /mkcd/cd_fs...
       Populating the CD or DVD file system...
       Copying backup to the CD or DVD file system...
       ....
       Building chrp boot image...
    
       0301-152 bosboot: not enough file space to create:
                /mkcd/cd_fs/372926/ppc/chrp/bootfile.exe
                /mkcd/cd_fs has 8836 free KB.
                /mkcd/cd_fs/372926/ppc/chrp/bootfile.exe
                      needs 14260 KB.
       0512-300 mkcd: Error in routine: build_boot_images.
       Cleaning up...
    
       Removing temporary file system: /mkcd/cd_fs...
       Removing temporary file system: /mkcd/mksysb_image...
    

Problem conclusion

  • Appropriate check has been added to look for the required
    space before bosboot processing.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

  • 5300-08 - use AIX APAR IZ24697
    5300-09 - use AIX APAR IZ15178
    6100-01 - use AIX APAR IZ27060
    6100-02 - use AIX APAR IZ20971
    

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IZ15178

  • Reported component name

    AIX 5.3

  • Reported component ID

    5765G0300

  • Reported release

    530

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Submitted date

    2008-02-08

  • Closed date

    2008-04-19

  • Last modified date

    2008-11-17

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

    IZ20971 IZ24697 IZ27060

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    AIX 5.3

  • Fixed component ID

    5765G0300

Applicable component levels

  • R530 PSY U815920

       UP08/11/12 I 1000

PTF to Fileset Mapping



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More support for:

AIX family

Software version:

530

Operating system(s):

AIX

Reference #:

IZ15178

Modified date:

2008-11-17

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