*OpenVMS, STORAGE] STRIPEVAXE02021 VAX V5.4 - V6.1 Striping ECO Summary
TITLE: *OpenVMS, STORAGE] STRIPEVAXE02021 VAX V5.4 - V6.1 Striping ECO Summary
NOTE: An OpenVMS saveset or PCSI installation file is stored
on the Internet in a self-expanding compressed file.
The name of the compressed file will be kit_name-dcx_vaxexe
for OpenVMS VAX or kit_name-dcx_axpexe for OpenVMS Alpha.
Once the file is copied to your system, it can be expanded
by typing RUN compressed_file. The resultant file will
be the OpenVMS saveset or PCSI installation file which
can be used to install the ECO.
Copyright (c) Digital Equipment Corporation 1998. All rights reserved.
PRODUCT: POLYCENTER Striping for OpenVMS VAX, Version 2.1
OP/SYS: OpenVMS VAX
COMPONENT: Striping Driver (STDRIVER)
SOURCE: Digital Equipment Corporation
ECO Kit Name: STRIPEVAXE02021
ECO Kits Superseded by This ECO Kit: STRIPEVAXE01021
ECO Kit Approximate Size: 1897 Blocks
Saveset A: 1890 Blocks
Kit Applies To: POLYCENTER Striping for OpenVMS VAX V2.1 on
OpenVMS VAX V5.4, V5.4-1, V5.4-2, V5.4-3,
V5.5, V5.5-1, V5.5-2, V6.0, V6.1
System/Cluster Reboot Necessary: Yes
NOTE: The installation kit for this ECO does not contain any
executable images. The appropriate image will be
generated by the object modules at installation time
depending upon the version of OpenVMS VAX to which
the kit is applied.
ECO KIT SUMMARY:
An ECO kit exists for the Striping Driver on OpenVMS VAX V5.4
through V6.1. This kit addresses the following problems:
PROBLEMS ADDRESSED IN STRIPEVAXE02021:
NOTE: This kit contains a remedial to correct behavior caused by the
use of OpenVMS patch kit VAXSHAD09, "shadowing writes past the
legal length of an IRP for OpenVMS V6.1 and earlier". In OpenVMS
V6.2, OpenVMS expanded the size of the IRP data structure. The
VAXSHAD09 patch kit utilizes these values for 6.2 and earlier
versions of OpenVMS.
o Increase the size of the structure that contain the member IRPs.
PROBLEMS ADDRESSED IN STRIPEVAXE01021:
o If a BIND fails because a stripeset is already bound,
some of the existing stripeset data structures are
o When a stripeset is initialized using the /FILES_11
qualifier, a signed comparison is made against the 8.5
GB limit. This may cause a stripeset larger that 8.5 GB
to be created.
o The BIND_UNBIND_LCK descriptor is not locked down. This
might cause a PGFIPLHI bugcheck to could occur when binding
o Incorrectly clearing the UCB$W_REFC field causes a negative
reference count and dangling locks with cleared value blocks
for a stripeset device.
The system must be rebooted after this kit is installed to make use
of the new images. If you have other nodes in your OpenVMS VAXcluster, they
must be rebooted or you must install this kit on each system in order
to make use of the new images.
Files on this server are as follows: