HIERARCHY V4.0.6 Release Notes

Copyright © 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996,† 1997,† 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002 Software Partners, Inc.† All rights reserved.

 

Introduction

These release notes describe the latest release of HIERARCHY.

Supported Platforms

With this new release, HIERARCHY has an expanded list of supported platforms.† The complete list of supported systems now includes.

 

† OpenVMS for VAX V6.1, V6.2, V7.1, and V7.2

† OpenVMS for Alpha V6.1, V6.2, V7.1, V7.2, and V7.2-1.

In this document

This document covers the following topics:

 

Topic

See Page

Upgrade Instructions

2

New Features in V4.0.2

4

Modifications in V4.0.3

5

Modifications in V4.0.4

6

Modifications in V4.0.5

7

Modifications in V4.0.6

8


 

Upgrade Instructions

Procedure

The table below details the upgrade procedure.

 

Step

Action

1

Install the HIERARCHY software from the distribution media using VMSINSTAL.

 

When prompted for the product name,

† type in HIERARCHY, and

† press RETURN.

2

Check the SYSGEN parameter setting by issuing the following:

 

$ MCR SYSGEN

SYSGEN> USE ACTIVE

SYSGEN> SHOW CTLPAGES

 

Has the SYSGEN parameter been added to SYS$SYSTEM:MODPARAMS.DAT as follows?

†††††† ADD_CTLPAGES = (channelcnt+15)/14+46

 

where channelcnt††††††††††† is the current setting of the CHANNELCNT†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† parameter.

 

† If Yes, go on to Step 3,

† If No,

†††††† - modify the SYSGEN parameters as detailed above,

†††††† - re-autogen and reboot your system, and

†††††† - verify the modification by re-issuing the above MCR
††† SYSGEN
commands.

 

Result:††††††††† After rebooting, the new version of HIERARCHY will

†††††††††††††††††††† be running.

 

Caution:†††††† Modifying this .DAT file increases the SYSGEN †††††††††††††††††††† parameter by the integer value of ADD_CTLPAGES.

†††††††††††††††††††† Failure to do this may cause I/O operations to

†††††† fail with status values of SS$INSFMEM and/or ††† RMS_$DME.

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Upgrade Instructions, Continued

Procedure

(continued)

Step

Action

2

cont'd

Notes:††††††††† Consult your system administrator for the proper use †††††††††††††† of AUTOGEN parameters.† To safely modify †††††††††††††††††††† CTLPAGES, issue the following command:

 

†† @SYS$UPDATE:AUTOGEN GETDATA REBOOT CHECK_FEEDBACK

 

3

Are there other nodes in the cluster?

 

† If Yes, repeat Step 2 for each node in the cluster.

† If No, go on to the next step.

 

4

For each disk monitored by HIERARCHY, issue the command

 

$ VSM TERMINATE disk

 

Note:†††††††† For cluster mounted disks, issue the command VSM ††††††††† TERMINATE on each node.

 

Caution:††† Do NOT access these files on these disks during the ††††††††††††††††† upgrade.

 

5

Log into the SYSTEM username and start HIERARCHY by issuing

 

$ @disk:[VSM]VSMSTART

 

Execute this command on each node in the cluster.

 


 

New Features in V4.0.2

V4.0.0 - V4.0.1

HIERARCHY V4.0.0 - V4.0.1 were in-house releases for testing purposes.

 

Modifications

HIERARCHY V4.0.2 is compatible with OpenVMS V7.1 for Alpha.


 

Modifications in V4.0.3

Bug fix

An access violation occurred when using direct mode for the Optical Interface when running on OpenVMS V7.x Alpha systems.

 

This has been fixed, and the same change has been made for running on multi-processor Alpha systems.


Modifications in V4.0.4

Compatibility with OpenVMS V7.2

HIERARCHY V4.0.4 is compatible with OpenVMS V7.2 VAX and Alpha platforms, and OpenVMS V7.2-1 on the Alpha platform.†

 

Note:†††††† If using the TAPESYS-HIERARCHY interface on OpenVMS

V7.2-1, TAPESYS V5.2.17 or higher must be used.

CREATE/DIR change

There was a CREATE/DIR behavior change for OpenVMS V7.x which was incompatible with HIERARCHY.

 

This has been fixed.

 


Modifications in V4.0.5

Fix install on VMS 6.x versions

Made io$v_setdir a weak reference, so that HIERARCHY will install on 6.x versions of VMS.

 


Modifications in V4.0.6

Fix Bug in Optical Interface

During inswap, if writing past EOF, an attempt is made to access the userís I/O buffer before it has been mapped, causing an access violation.† This has been fixed.