A migration to AIX Version 4.2.1 fails after the migration system boots to the PowerPC logo and then hangs. Since there are no LEDs on the 43P-100, a debug shows that the system is hanging on either LED 517 or 520.
Restore from an AIX 4.1.4 mksysb and then look in the /usr/lib/objrepos directory for huge files. In one case, there was an sm_cmd_opt of 33MB.
Continuing with that file as an example, fix the file by executing the following:
# odmget sm_cmd_opt > /tmp/sm_cmd_opt.out # odmdelete -o sm_cmd_opt # odmadd /tmp/sm_cmd_opt.out
This process reduces the size of the file, after which the migration should work fine.
[ Doc Ref: 93638003917212 Publish Date: Oct. 01, 1999 4FAX Ref: none ]