Error %PMDF-W-ERRMAKELOG on VMS - VMS

This is a discussion on Error %PMDF-W-ERRMAKELOG on VMS - VMS ; %PMDF-I-VERSION, PMDF version is PMDF V6.3 AlphaServer ES40 running OpenVMS Alpha V8.3 PMDF_SHARE_LIBRARY version V6.3-x11; linked 19:47:06, May 31,2007 Starting today I'm seeing in the operator log: %%%%%%%%%%% OPCOM 5-MAY-2008 13:04:32.98 %%%%%%%%%%% (from node VRENT at 5-MAY-2008 13:04:32.95) Message from ...

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  1. Error %PMDF-W-ERRMAKELOG on VMS

    %PMDF-I-VERSION, PMDF version is PMDF V6.3
    AlphaServer ES40 running OpenVMS Alpha V8.3
    PMDF_SHARE_LIBRARY version V6.3-x11; linked 19:47:06, May 31,2007


    Starting today I'm seeing in the operator log:

    %%%%%%%%%%% OPCOM 5-MAY-2008 13:04:32.98 %%%%%%%%%%% (from node
    VRENT at 5-MAY-2008 13:04:32.95)
    Message from user PMDF_SERVICE on VRENT
    %PMDF-W-LOGOPENFAIL, Cannot open PMDF log file: %RMS-E-CRE, ACP file
    create failed
    (Image DSA8:[SYS0.SYSCOMMON.][SYSEXE]MAIL_SERVER.EXE user PMDF_SERVICE
    id 2096f5b9)

    %%%%%%%%%%% OPCOM 5-MAY-2008 13:04:32.98 %%%%%%%%%%% (from node
    VRENT at 5-MAY-2008 13:04:32.95)
    Message from user PMDF_SERVICE on VRENT
    %PMDF-W-ERRMAKELOG, Error making log entries: %NONAME-W-NOMSG, Message
    number 6ADC1CC8
    (Image DSA8:[SYS0.SYSCOMMON.][SYSEXE]MAIL_SERVER.EXE user PMDF_SERVICE
    id 2096f5b9)


    I'm thinking it's a file version > 32676 problem but haven't found
    anything like that yet. What is MAIL_SERVER.EXE used for and where does
    it want to write a log? I'm using Decnet V.

    Mail appears to get sent/received except for two messages to local
    mailing lists in the local queue with histories of:

    ARTZER: Internal error in VMS MAIL detected.
    ASHER: Internal error in VMS MAIL detected.
    ...

    Probably an effect of the log problem.

    Any ideas where to look? Suppose I'll enable debugging on the local channel.

    It's probably a coincidence that I upgraded one of 2 nodes from 7.3-2 to
    8.3 (+ latest patches) on Friday. Both nodes are now at 8.3. One of
    those patches was VMS83A_MAILSHR-V0100. This was my first though but the
    above error message is coming from both nodes however - not just the one
    updated.


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    -- Carl Karcher, Waisman Computing Services, Waisman Center, UW-Madison
    -- karcher-AT-waisman.wisc.edu

  2. RE: Error %PMDF-W-ERRMAKELOG on VMS

    It is possible that the INDEXF.SYS has had too many extents, and you can no longer create files on disk 9even if it is not full). I cannot tell if your pmdf_log files are on the system drive. You will not be able to create new files on that drive at all until you either delete files or re-initialize the drive with and an increase /headers qualifier. Deleting files is a temporary workaround in this case.

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    Northwest Ohio Computer Association
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    -----Original Message-----
    From: Carl Karcher [mailto:karcher@Waisman.Wisc.Edu]
    Sent: Monday, May 05, 2008 2:49 PM
    To: info-pmdf@process.com
    Subject: Error %PMDF-W-ERRMAKELOG on VMS

    %PMDF-I-VERSION, PMDF version is PMDF V6.3
    AlphaServer ES40 running OpenVMS Alpha V8.3
    PMDF_SHARE_LIBRARY version V6.3-x11; linked 19:47:06, May 31,2007


    Starting today I'm seeing in the operator log:

    %%%%%%%%%%% OPCOM 5-MAY-2008 13:04:32.98 %%%%%%%%%%% (from node
    VRENT at 5-MAY-2008 13:04:32.95)
    Message from user PMDF_SERVICE on VRENT
    %PMDF-W-LOGOPENFAIL, Cannot open PMDF log file: %RMS-E-CRE, ACP file
    create failed
    (Image DSA8:[SYS0.SYSCOMMON.][SYSEXE]MAIL_SERVER.EXE user PMDF_SERVICE
    id 2096f5b9)

    %%%%%%%%%%% OPCOM 5-MAY-2008 13:04:32.98 %%%%%%%%%%% (from node
    VRENT at 5-MAY-2008 13:04:32.95)
    Message from user PMDF_SERVICE on VRENT
    %PMDF-W-ERRMAKELOG, Error making log entries: %NONAME-W-NOMSG, Message
    number 6ADC1CC8
    (Image DSA8:[SYS0.SYSCOMMON.][SYSEXE]MAIL_SERVER.EXE user PMDF_SERVICE
    id 2096f5b9)


    I'm thinking it's a file version > 32676 problem but haven't found
    anything like that yet. What is MAIL_SERVER.EXE used for and where does
    it want to write a log? I'm using Decnet V.

    Mail appears to get sent/received except for two messages to local
    mailing lists in the local queue with histories of:

    ARTZER: Internal error in VMS MAIL detected.
    ASHER: Internal error in VMS MAIL detected.
    ...

    Probably an effect of the log problem.

    Any ideas where to look? Suppose I'll enable debugging on the local channel.

    It's probably a coincidence that I upgraded one of 2 nodes from 7.3-2 to
    8.3 (+ latest patches) on Friday. Both nodes are now at 8.3. One of
    those patches was VMS83A_MAILSHR-V0100. This was my first though but the
    above error message is coming from both nodes however - not just the one
    updated.


    --
    -- Carl Karcher, Waisman Computing Services, Waisman Center, UW-Madison
    -- karcher-AT-waisman.wisc.edu

  3. Re: Error %PMDF-W-ERRMAKELOG on VMS

    Joe Prchlik wrote:
    > It is possible that the INDEXF.SYS has had too many extents, and you can
    > no longer create files on disk 9even if it is not full).


    After a bit more poking this error is merely an effect. The real error
    was in the task_server*.log files made by the process symbiont:

    %MAIL-E-OPENOUT, error opening PMDF_QUEUE:[000000]MAIL.TXT; as output
    -RMS-E-CRE, ACP file create failed
    -SYSTEM-F-EXQUOTA, process quota exceeded
    %MAIL-E-OPENOUT, error opening PMDF_QUEUE:[000000]MAIL.TXT; as output
    -RMS-E-CRE, ACP file create failed
    -SYSTEM-F-EXQUOTA, process quota exceeded

    I ran the local (l) queue manually (under my own account quotas) and it
    processed the two messages stuck there just fine. These messages had a
    very long to: list (750+ local addresses) which grows weekly so it looks
    like a process quota is being exhausted when a post to this list gets
    delivered. The process symbiont appears to get it's quotas from the
    PMDF_SERVICE account which 'look' reasonable:

    Maxjobs: 0 Fillm: 300 Bytlm: 64000
    Maxacctjobs: 0 Shrfillm: 0 Pbytlm: 0
    Maxdetach: 0 BIOlm: 150 JTquota: 8192
    Prclm: 10 DIOlm: 150 WSdef: 8192
    Prio: 3 ASTlm: 250 WSquo: 28672
    Queprio: 0 TQElm: 40 WSextent: 65536
    CPU: (none) Enqlm: 2048 Pgflquo: 400000

    Accounting log shows a termination message of:

    Final status text: %SYSTEM-F-EXITFORCED, forced exit of image or process
    by SYS$
    Page faults: 7901 Direct IO: 648
    Page fault reads: 792 Buffered IO: 1106
    Peak working set: 11968 Volumes mounted: 0
    Peak page file: 201792 Images executed: 32

    Hard to tell which quota but it's not Pgflquo. I'd bet on Bytlm. Looks
    like figuring out which quota is going to be a real hunt and perhaps a
    job for availman. Of course, I'll have to wait for the next post to the
    big mailing list as I don't have any more test data.

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    -- Carl Karcher, Waisman Computing Services, Waisman Center, UW-Madison
    -- karcher-AT-waisman.wisc.edu

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