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Error message during 5.1A to 5.1B Upgrade

Mark Poeschl_2
Honored Contributor

Error message during 5.1A to 5.1B Upgrade

I got several messages complaining about a "parameter already specified" in the /etc/ddr.dbase file during an update installation of Tru64 Unix 5.1B.

After the update I see the following lines in the /etc/ddr.dbase file:

# Use a maximum of 2Mb transfers for the MSA family.
# Use a maximum of 512Kb transfers for the MSA family.
#
Type = disk
Stype = 2
Name = "HP" "MSA"
#
PARAMETERS:
TypeSubClass = hard_disk, raid
BlockSize = 0
MaxTransferSize = 0x200000
MaxTransferSize = 0x80000


So there clearly is a duplicate entry. Which one is correct for 5.1B?
3 REPLIES
Johan Brusche
Honored Contributor

Re: Error message during 5.1A to 5.1B Upgrade


I've checked a V5.1A with patchkit#6 and 2 V5.1B with patchkit#4, and they contain all the same value 0x80000 for MAxTransferSize.

Note however that there should be 2(TWO) entries for the MSA family. They differ in the "Name" definition, one is

Name = "COMPAQ" "MSA"

the other is

Name = "HP" "MSA"

Furthermore on V5.1B they differ in the definition of the "AttributeName" "rpt_chgbl_dev_ident", the COMPAQ version has ubyte[0] = 0.

Johan.
~_~

_JB_
Birgit Fruehwirth
Occasional Visitor

Re: Error message during 5.1A to 5.1B Upgrade

Hi Mark,
You can always look into /etc/.new..ddr.dbase to find the parameters for the new version.
Maybe a "diff /etc/.new..ddr.dbase /etc/ddr.dbase" would be a good idea to show any differences.
I also see in /etc/.new..mrg.dbase that the update procedure tries to substitute 2mb with 512kb.
Regards,
Birgit
Mark Poeschl_2
Honored Contributor

Re: Error message during 5.1A to 5.1B Upgrade

So it looks like the 512K entry is correct.

I don't see an attribute value for "rpt_chgbl_dev_ident" for either the COMPAQ or HP version of my entrys.

I do see that the COMPAQ version has an extra attribute of "DSBLflags" with a value of ubyte[0]=0.

Does that sound right?