Sun QFS and Storage Archive Manager (SAM): sam-amld Daemon Becomes Unresponsive And Has init As a Parent
Last updated on SEPTEMBER 23, 2016
Applies to:Sun QFS and Storage Archive Manager (SAM) - Version 5.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
When stopping the samfs archiving daemons by running a samd stop, the sam-amld(1M) daemon does not get killed and it's parent becomes the init(1M) process.
F S UID PID PPID C PRI NI ADDR SZ WCHAN STIME TTY TIME CMD
0 S root 17025 1 0 40 20 ? 1281 ? May 19 ? 0:02 sam-amld
0 Z root 17042 17025 0 0 - - 0 - - ? 0:00 <defunct>
0 Z root 17026 17025 0 0 - - 0 - - ? 0:02 <defunct>
0 Z root 17041 17025 0 0 - - 0 - - ? 0:01 <defunct>
In the above output, there are also 3 <defunct> processes, each with the parent process ID pointing to the runaway sam-amld(1M). These defunct processes correspond to its childprocesses sam-catserverd(1M), sam-scannerd(1M) and sam-robotsd(1M) respectively.
As a result, the archiving daemons can not he restarted, as a (rogue) sam-amld(1) is already running, and the sam-fsd(1) master daemon verifies that only 1 sam-amld(1M) process is running at any time.
Customer changed the partitioning of the robot without first logically offline the library and drives in samfs.
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