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RE: [nv-l] Incorrectly Built Binary

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Subject: RE: [nv-l] Incorrectly Built Binary
From: "Evans, Bill" <Bill.Evans@hq.doe.gov>
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 14:47:12 -0400
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That's about what I figured when the note was published in the release notes.  "Ugly" is probably too strong a word.  "Serves you right for using Linux" is about the same.  

I'll live with it and keep on ignoring my desk operators.  Almost everything else about the Linux release is of the usual high quality we expect from IBM.  Combine it with a Dell 1750 3.7 GHz Xeon, 1GB Ethernet and 18GB RAID disk and I think I'm in heaven (and the machine costs half of the original IBM-PCXT).   

My regards to all the anonymous testers who keep that quality high. 

Bill Evans
Tivoli NetView Support for DOE

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-nv-l@lists.us.ibm.com [mailto:owner-nv-l@lists.us.ibm.com] On Behalf Of James Shanks
Sent: Wednesday, July 20, 2005 2:08 PM
To: nv-l@lists.us.ibm.com
Subject: RE: [nv-l] Incorrectly Built Binary

I've been receiving notes about this topic from one of our esteemed
testers, who prefers to remain anonymous.  She confirms what you are saying
Bill, that there is no way to get rid of this stupid but scary message on
RH AS 3.0 or Suse 9.0, with regard to starting or using certain functions
from within the web console.  She passed me an internal defect number to
investigate and I think I can explain what's going on.

Now I'm not a Linux guy but the trouble seems to flow these new Linux
versions requiring you to export LD_ASSUME_KERNEL with some value, such as
LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.2.5  in order to get some perfectly good code from older
releases to execute properly.  There is an export for LD_ASSUME_KERNEL in
the NVenvironment script, and sourcing that does take care of getting this
"incorrectly built binary" message from native command-line functions.

But not so for the java console, I'm told.  If I understand this aright,
the JVM will not pickup environment variables automatically.  You have to
pass them in with a -D switch when it is started.   And until the JVM has
the correct variable, every time it uses something from an affected JNI,
you get the message.  So, if I understand what's been told me so far, this
will corrected in the next release, but it was found too late in the test
cycle of 7.1.4 FP03 to do anything about except to document.   So global a
change as passing in an environment variable would have meant a retest of
all web client functions on all  platforms, and delayed the FixPack.
Since the annoying thing is actually harmless, the executives decided to
ship instead.

The bottom line, I guess,  is that, yes. it's ugly, and yes, we'll fix it.

James Shanks
Level 3 Support  for Tivoli NetView for UNIX and Windows
Tivoli Software / IBM Software Group

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The Java Console used by our operations desk is installed on a Windows
workstation remote from the Linux  box using nvwcinstall.exe.  What
environment would I source at the Windows box? (That's a rhetorical
question since there is none there to source.)

Just to keep things on the up and up, I opened an X-windows session to the
NetView server and invoked NVenvironment and nvwc.sh on the Linux RedHat 3
server box to display on the workstation.  I got the same message when
using Quicktest.  The read-write map is owned by netviewd.

If you want to take this offline and have me send screen shots and such we
can do that.

Bill Evans
Tivoli NetView Support for DOE

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-nv-l@lists.us.ibm.com [mailto:owner-nv-l@lists.us.ibm.com] On
Behalf Of Paul
Sent: Wednesday, July 20, 2005 12:14 PM
To: nv-l@lists.us.ibm.com
Subject: Re: [nv-l] Incorrectly Built Binary

Do you use the web browser based console or the native java console?
Try running nvwc.sh from the command line, after sourcing the env and
see if you still get the same error.


Evans, Bill wrote:

> Unfortunately our Operations Desk Web Console jockeys get upset when
> they see this "error" message in the window every time they use one of
> the SNMP based functions; Connectivity, Quicktest, Demand Poll.
> Even if it's not functionally significant it's cosmetically deficient
> and distracting.  I hope it gets fixed in the future.
> Paul, even with the NetView environment sourced for NetView we still
> get it on the web console.
> Bill Evans
>  -----Original Message-----
> *From:* owner-nv-l@lists.us.ibm.com
> [mailto:owner-nv-l@lists.us.ibm.com] *On Behalf Of *Diane Benze
> *Sent:* Wednesday, July 20, 2005 10:16 AM
> *To:* nv-l@lists.us.ibm.com
> *Subject:* Re: [nv-l] Incorrectly Built Binary
>     Hi, Anvaj -
>     This is from the ITSA Version 1.3 Release Notes:
>              When you start the Tivoli NetView Web console on the Red
>     Hat Enterprise Linux^(R)
>              Advanced Server 3.0 system, the following message is
>     displayed:
>   Incorrectly built binary which accesses errno or h_errno directly.
>   Needs to be fixed.
>   AMU01048732W Layer 2 topology data is currently not available.
>              You can ignore this message as it does not indicate any
>     loss of functionality.
>     I'm not sure if this information was also in the FP2 release notes
>     but, as the note says, functionality
>     isn't affected in any way, so you can ignore it.
>     Diane

>     diane benze | ibm software group | tivoli netview cvt test |
>     919.224.1035 | dbenze@us.ibm.com


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