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October 28, 2008


Another great post. Your tips are always useful.....and my AIX toolkit is much better for it!

I've come across this issue over the years....even on p650 and p690 servers.

I managed to workaround or fix this issue via several kludgy methods. Nice to see a supported method of resolving the problem.



Stumbled across one of my old methods of resolving this type of problem (only used this on the default, AIX pre-installed, LPAR):

"The function of devreset (full path /usr/sbin/devreset) is to rebuild
the device ODM database and reset all devices to default configurations.
devreset does this by rebuilding all Cu* (Customized Device Attributes) in
/etc/objerepos and deleting non-standard /dev special files. devreset
asks for interactive confirmation before making any changes (unless the Force
option is invoked), and the old device attributes and special files
are backed-up in a save directory (see -A and -R flags bellow).

** WARNING: Running devreset on a live system can result in process **
** disruption. You must halt the system immediately after devreset **
** completes. **

# devreset"

Have a look at /usr/lpp/bos/README.PARTITION_INSTALL for more information. I don't recommend using it but it's interesting reading!


On iSeries, if you can access it by 5250 tearinml emulation and have enough access, you can edit the Notes.ini file (having an alfabetical list to search doesn't hurt though )weadmin.nsf also lets you access the notes.ini file, goto Configuration:Server:Notes iniUse the Edit button to edit it

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