Error "0512-044 tctl fsf failed"


OS Level: AIX Version 4.3.2
Type/Model: 7013 J40


While running a mksysb with a 4mm tape on a J40, the following error is received:

   0512-044 tctl fsf failed


In AIX Version 4.3.2, a rewind before the chdev was removed. Adding this rewind allows the tape to match up, and the command tctl -f /dev/rmt0.1 fsf 3 does not fail.

The APAR IX88931 corrects this problem. The following is a temporary workaround.

  1. Make a backup copy of the mksysb file. Enter:
       cp /usr/bin/mksysb /usr/bin/mksysb.bak
  2. Open the mksysb file. Enter:
       vi /usr/bin/mksysb
  3. In the mksysb file, search for make_bootape. At the second occurrence, there should be a line that reads:
       Make first 3 images on tape (boot, bosinst, toc
       make_bootape $TDEVICE

    Under the line shown above, insert the following:

       ${tctl} -f $TDEVICE rewind

[ Doc Ref: 95634852410122     Publish Date: Apr. 28, 2000     4FAX Ref: none ]