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BADVECTOR bugcheck following VMS 7.3-2 upgrade

 
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Volker Halle
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Re: BADVECTOR bugcheck following VMS 7.3-2 upgrade

Jur,

thanks for the correction ;-)

Volker.
Jeremy Begg
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Re: BADVECTOR bugcheck following VMS 7.3-2 upgrade

The commands to rebuild the VMS$LOADABLE_IMAGES files will be tried soon. I was surprised that VMS would be reading an ISAM file during boot, so Jur's correction clears that up.

The VMS 7.2-1 boot didn't show anything special, and nor did the 7.3-1 or 7.3-2 boots -- until I installed the VMS732_UPDATE patch kits. It was then that the system crashed with the BADVECTOR bugcheck, apparently because of an incompatibility with the POSIX$CFS_SERVICES and/or POSIX$KERNEL images.

Renaming those two images produced the "%EXECINIT-W- Couldn't load ..." error messages but had the desired effect of allowing the system to boot and run successfully.

I'll see if it's possible to provide the full CLUE output (it's not my system).

Thanks,
Jeremy Begg
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Hoff
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Re: BADVECTOR bugcheck following VMS 7.3-2 upgrade

The POSIX for OpenVMS product was retired back somewhere around OpenVMS V7.2, and crashes are not surprising given its deep ties into the OpenVMS kernel.

The replacement package is (more or less) the gnv package.