Problem Solving and Troubleshooting in AIX 5L by IBM Redbooks, Hyungoo Kim

By IBM Redbooks, Hyungoo Kim

This redbook covers challenge choice and troubleshooting at the IBM eServer pSeries and RS/6000 platform. it really is meant as a advisor to the method that are meant to be followed while trying to unravel an issue at the IBM eServer pSeries and RS/6000 approach operating AIX 5L model 5.1. it's going to be thought of an invaluable complement to steer you thru the matter decision process.A challenge can present itself in lots of methods, and extremely frequently the foundation reason behind the matter isn't seen. This redbook describes an method of challenge choice that may advisor you thru the preliminary steps in challenge analysis and to slender down and determine the part or subsystem that's experiencing an issue. as well as aiding you identify the most likely explanation for your challenge, this redbook describes one of the most universal difficulties which may ensue with AIX platforms and, the place attainable, describes the activities you could take to solve them.This redbook is a beneficial device for process directors and different technical aid body of workers who care for IBM eServer pSeries, RS/6000, and AIX difficulties.

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This can be found by looking at the name of the dumped executable, given in the PROGRAM NAME data field. If this program is a user application or a third-party application, it is up to the developer of the application to fix it. If the core dumping executable is an AIX executable, proceed to debug the problem. Start with the SIGNAL NUMBER in the error log. You can build a debug version of the executable and proceed to debug it with the dbx command. debug fileset. If you have an AIX command that repeatedly terminates and leaves a core dump, you should send the core dump to IBM for further analysis.

If more than one application dumped or the same application dumped more than once, you always lost the earlier core file. 1, each core file can be uniquely named, so no core file will be overwritten with a new one. This feature helps debugging and tracing application failures. By default, a new core file is named core. To enable the new enhancement, set the CORE_NAMING environment variable to yes. ddhhmmss, where pid is Process ID, dd is day of the month, hh is hours, mm is minutes, and ss is seconds.

The templates in the errtmplt file can be viewed by invoking the errpt command with the -t flag. Templates are installed into the errtmplt file using the errupdate command. This is carried out automatically as part of the installation process of any filesets that contain new error templates. 2 Error messages Error messages are numbered and placed in a separate file, called the codepoint catalogue. Similar to message catalogues, the codepoint catalogue is a translated file that exists in the different language directories.

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