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vmunix: tunioctl(0):

Steve Bear_1
Frequent Advisor

vmunix: tunioctl(0):

Hi,

Getting these error messages in syslog.

Sep 4 08:36:37 srv1 vmunix: tunioctl(0): Unknown ioctl 0x800c4416, count 12

Sep 4 08:36:37 srv1 vmunix: tunioctl(0): Unknown ioctl 0x800c4416, count 12

Sep 4 08:36:37 srv1 vmunix: tunioctl(0): Unknown ioctl 0x80144415, count 0

Sep 4 08:36:37 srv1 vmunix: tunioctl(0): Unknown ioctl 0x80144415, count 0

Any idea what could be the reason?

Thanks,
17 REPLIES
A. Clay Stephenson
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: vmunix: tunioctl(0):

Look at patch PHNE_28538 if 11.0 or PHNE_28895 if 11.11.
If it ain't broke, I can fix that.
Massimo Bianchi
Honored Contributor

Re: vmunix: tunioctl(0):

Hi,
i did a little reasearch for this message.

"This code is part of IP Tunneling which is normally used by PPP
(Point-To-Point-Protocol)."

Looks like this caused by someone turning on PPP by mistake.

Have you recently configured a modem on that server ?

Massimo

Robert-Jan Goossens
Honored Contributor

Re: vmunix: tunioctl(0):

Hi,

( SR number: 8606152595 ; Defect: JAGad21925 )The following type of message fills up too much space in the syslog file. vmunix: tunioctl(0): Unknown ioctl

http://www4.itrc.hp.com/service/cki/patchDocDisplay.do?patchId=PHNE_28538

Hope it helps,

Robert-Jan.
Helen French
Honored Contributor

Re: vmunix: tunioctl(0):

Applying patch PHNE_28538 (HP-UX 11.00) may resolve the issue:

http://www2.itrc.hp.com/service/cki/patchDocDisplay.do?patchId=PHNE_28538
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Mark Grant
Honored Contributor

Re: vmunix: tunioctl(0):

Odd,

This seems to be some BSD ppp networking code making a system call that isn't supported on HP-UX, or at least on your version of it. Have you installed some software recently that could b the culprit here?
Never preceed any demonstration with anything more predictive than "watch this"
Steve Bear_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: vmunix: tunioctl(0):

yes, we have recently configured an external modem. These messages get written to syslog whenever external connection establised through modem.


Do you suggest patch resolve this issue?

Thanks,
Mark Grant
Honored Contributor

Re: vmunix: tunioctl(0):

See several of the replies above showing exactly the patch to apply.
Never preceed any demonstration with anything more predictive than "watch this"
Massimo Bianchi
Honored Contributor

Re: vmunix: tunioctl(0):

Generally speaking: yes.

Does the modem works ?

Massimo
Steve Bear_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: vmunix: tunioctl(0):

Yes Massimo , it works without any trouble.
Massimo Bianchi
Honored Contributor

Re: vmunix: tunioctl(0):

If this is a production server and all works, i would wait in installing the patch, i'm a little paranoid about ARPA and NFS patches....

If is a test box, give it a try.

But let's here suggestions from others.

Massimo
Steve Bear_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: vmunix: tunioctl(0):

This is a production server and all works fine and only server which has external modem.

Do you all recommend for the patch.

Thanks,
Robert-Jan Goossens
Honored Contributor

Re: vmunix: tunioctl(0):

Steve,

If all works fine, wait for a maintenance window. Backup your system + ignite tape and install the above patch.

Regards,

Robert-Jan.
Gary_OO
Occasional Advisor

Re: vmunix: tunioctl(0):

I am also getting this message.  I never go it before, until I updated another disk to be the alternate boot

drive.  HP 9000 K-server running 11.00

Now I get 

 

Sep 17 09:21:12 telcove vmunix: tunioctl(0): Unknown ioctl 0x800c4416, count 12
Sep 17 09:21:12 telcove vmunix: tunioctl(0): Unknown ioctl 0x80144415, count 0
Sep 17 09:38:38 telcove vmunix: tunioctl(0): Unknown ioctl 0x800c4416, count 12
Sep 17 09:38:38 telcove vmunix: tunioctl(0): Unknown ioctl 0x80144415, count 0

 

in my dmesg output  and   whenever I use PPP.

Funny think is, I am able to get the PPP session up, but cant do any ftp/telnet even though I can ping

the machine.

Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: vmunix: tunioctl(0):

>in my dmesg output and whenever I use PPP.

 

Have you installed any of the above patches?  (Do you have a support contract?)

PHNE_35729 supersedes PHNE_28538.

Gary_OO
Occasional Advisor

Re: vmunix: tunioctl(0):

No I dont have PHNE_35729 or the older PHNE_28538 installed.

Unfortunatley our service agreement has expired long ago.

 

Is there a way to still pick up these old 11.00 patches?

Gary_OO
Occasional Advisor

Re: vmunix: tunioctl(0):

Just as a side note, I saw that PHNE_28538 corrects the problem of the messages filling up syslog.log

 

That really isn't my problem.  Saw other patches PHNE_16386 or PHNE_22527.

 

My problem is that dmesg displays this ioctl tunioctl(0) message in addition this problem

blocks my PPP telnet sessions with the same error message showing up in syslog.log.

 

The setup for PPP works fine.  I can ping no problem.   As soon as I try and setup an ftp or telnet session - it's a no go.

Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: vmunix: tunioctl(0):

>Unfortunately our service agreement has expired long ago.

>Is there a way to still pick up these old 11.00 patches?

 

The patch is still there on HPSC.  And you'll need a SAID to access them.