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HSM (SAM-QFS): sam-amld Daemon Becomes Unresponsive And Has init As a Parent (Doc ID 1908038.1)

Last updated on JULY 21, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Hierarchical Storage Manager (HSM) and StorageTek QFS Software - 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.

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) primary 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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