Boot on 43P-100 after Migration to AIX 4.2.1 Hangs on PowerPC Logo -- LED 517 or 520


OS Level: 4.1.4
Type/Model: 43P-100


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 ]