kern/118329: TSM fails after kernel upgrade (linux emulation)
a at jenisch.at
Thu Nov 29 07:30:01 PST 2007
>Synopsis: TSM fails after kernel upgrade (linux emulation)
>Arrival-Date: Thu Nov 29 15:30:01 UTC 2007
>Originator: Ewald Jenisch
FreeBSD athena.testbase.at 6.3-PRERELEASE FreeBSD 6.3-PRERELEASE #0: Thu Nov 29 14:11:19 CET 2007 root at athena.testbase.at:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC i386
After a recent kernel upgrade TSM (Tivoli Storage Manager) running
under the Linux emulation of FreeBSD suddently stopped working. Whenever I start the client I end up with the following error messages:
ANS1228E Sending of object '/TSM-Backup/var' failed
ANS1063E The specified path is not a valid file system or logical volume name.
On the web I found indications that others are having problems too - see
There I found a post by Paul Mather from August 2006 (!) describing the exact same problems under 7-CURRENT that I'm now facing under 6-STABLE.
So I contacted Paul and he informed me that a patch went in for FreeBSD 6 by August 2007 that could be the reason for my problems:
Looks like the implementation formerly under 7-CURRENT has been back-ported to 6-STABLE (?)
I've already contacted Boris Samorodov (bsam <at> freebsd.org> and Alexander Leidinger (netchild <at> freebsd.org) who advised me to file a PR.
To further track things down I tried with different versions of the
kernel sourcecode, i.e. cvs-ing sources with "*default date=..." -
here is what I found out:
Kernel sources as per TSM running?
Original Installation CD yes
So it seems that a kernel change done between August 25 and September
1 2007 is the cause of the problem.
Please note that nothing else has been changed on the system - only
the kernel has been upgraded. Also note that I've been using TSM under
FreeBSD for years starting with 5.x and now at 6.2 without any
Problem is 100% reproducible.
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