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Anoop Sivan
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syslog.log filling with error messages

Hi Guys

We are facing an issue with one of server that /var/adm/syslog/syslog.log is filling with error messages.Currently we stopped the syslogd daemon.

oot@lkkkchscc # tail -20 /var/adm/syslog/syslog.log
Jul 16 11:13:44 kkkchscc vmunix: function == 0x993AF0, arg == 0x41BCB400, ticks == 0xFE19BEA7, flags == 0x0
Jul 16 11:13:44 kkkchscc vmunix: function == 0x993AF0, arg == 0x41BCB400, ticks == 0xFE19BEA6, flags == 0x0
Jul 16 11:13:44 kkkchscc vmunix: function == 0x993AF0, arg == 0x41BCB400, ticks == 0xFE19BEA5, flags == 0x0
Jul 16 11:13:45 kkkchscc vmunix: function == 0x993AF0, arg == 0x41BCB400, ticks == 0xFE19BEA4, flags == 0x0
Jul 16 11:13:45 kkkchscc vmunix: function == 0x993AF0, arg == 0x41BCB400, ...
Jul 16 11:13:45 kkkchscc vmunix: function == 0x993AF0, arg == 0x41BCB400, ticks == 0xFE19BE92, flags == 0x0
Jul 16 11:13:45 kkkchscc vmunix: function == 0x993AF0, arg == 0x41BCB400, ticks == 0xFE19BE91, flags == 0x0
Jul 16 11:13:45 kkkchscc vmunix: function == 0x993AF0, arg == 0x41BCB400, ticks == 0xFE19BE90, flags == 0x0
Jul 16 11:13:45 kkkchscc vmunix: function == 0x993AF0, arg == 0x41BCB400, ticks == 0xFE19BE8F, flags == 0x0
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singh sanjeev
Trusted Contributor

Re: syslog.log filling with error messages

May be syslogd is listening to socket, restart the syslogd deamon with "-N" option.

Sanjeev Singh
Anoop Sivan
Frequent Advisor

Re: syslog.log filling with error messages

Not sure

Please tell me if this is related to any firmware isue...
Don Morris_1
Honored Contributor
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Re: syslog.log filling with error messages

That's a known problem in older MPT drivers -- if the system is up too long, it generates a negative ticks value. See:

http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1256728&admit=109447626+1279295444935+28353475

and many other threads on a search.

One of which (http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?admit=109447626+1279295431423+28353475&threadId=1167624) gives the path for the updated driver as:

https://h20392.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=A7173A

You should double check your version and make sure, but in general you're looking for a MPT/SCSI driver [which includes firmware] update.
Anoop Sivan
Frequent Advisor

Re: syslog.log filling with error messages

Thanks Morris

root@kkkchscc # uptime
12:04pm up 500 days, 19:49, 12 users, load average: 0.01, 0.03, 0.04
root@kkkchscc # uname -a;date
HP-UX kkkchscc B.11.11 U 9000/800 1442270569 unlimited-user license
Fri Jul 16 12:05:17 EDT 2010
How to find out current firmware version...From cstm? We tried from console...

MP:CM> sysrev

SYSREV

Current firmware revisions

MP FW : E.03.15
BMC FW : revision not available
System FW : revision not available

CSTM
=====


System Information for (kkkchscc)
HPUX Model Number......: rp3440
HPUX Model String......: 9000/800/rp3440
Original Product Number: A71GA34
Current Product Number.: A71GA34
System Serial Number...: USL263456
Hversion...............: 0x8960
Sversion...............: 0x491
Software Capabilities..: 0x100000f0
VVS
Regular Advisor

Re: syslog.log filling with error messages

Please check below docs

http://docs.hp.com/en/J6373-90024/ch01s04.html


You should upgrade mpt driver (SCSI 320) with the one. This is error usually after 400 days uptime.

Check for the function, generation error:

#echo 0x993AF0/i | adb /stand/vmunix /dev/kmem

The result should be something like:
mpt_os_callback: ...

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madhuchakkaravarthy
Trusted Contributor

Re: syslog.log filling with error messages

hi

500 days system up,, dont u upgrade any patch during these many days or not even a single reboot hardly for nearly 1 year and 2 month.

regards

MC