We have ADSM 126.96.36.199 on AIX 4.2.1. The Linux versions 2.2.0-pre4 and
2.2.0-pre6 crashes our ADSM servers. There exists an open PMR 30985 on it.
> Which version of the Linux kernel? According to an article on the
> mailing list it is LENGTH OF THE KERNEL VERSION STRING that causes
> problems. Not the version itself. The long version string causes a
> buffer overflow in the server.
> I had a machine that crashed the server as Linux kernel 2.1.1xx. The
> administrator upgraded to version 2.2.0 and everything is fine.
> The work around seems to be to upgrade or recompile your kernel so it
> emits a shortened version string.
> This has been my experience... I would welcome any comments from
> someone who has tried this and it does not work. If this is not a
> bullet proof work around, then I need to go back to worry again :-)
> (an official linux client would be great... even just an unsupported
> client recompiled to PTF6 is a great leap forward!)
> > Hi,
> > yesterday one of our Linux clients, too, caused the server
> > to crash (ADSM 188.8.131.52, AIX 4.2.1), a few seconds after
> > it opened a session.
> > I can only hope that IBM will very soon
> > 1. release a patch that prevents the server from crashing,
> > 2. release an official Linux client.
> > 20% of our clients are running under Linux and we don't
> > want to suspend them from doing backups.
> > Regards,
> > Dirk Kastens _______________Dirk.Kastens AT uos DOT de
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