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Could Apar fix list be accurate ?

  • 1.  Could Apar fix list be accurate ?

    Posted Mon January 13, 2020 09:18 AM
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    One task I always do is to check apar fix list when IBM issues a new fixpack.
    And every time is the same issue:
    - Apar status not updates, still "Open"
    - Apar problem conclusion empty, should be "Closed"Problem conclusion should be "Problem was first fixed in DB2 Version 11.1 xxx
    - Clicking on link gives you 410 Gone
    I think you don't need AI for that, a simple task would be to ask someone in your team to check all links every fixpack is issued so DBAs life is easy.
    Best regards, JMB

    Jean-Marc BLAISE

  • 2.  RE: Could Apar fix list be accurate ?

    Posted Tue January 14, 2020 02:20 AM
    Edited by Erwin Hattingh Tue January 14, 2020 02:21 AM
    I agree,
    sure will make life easier for us. it can be annoying, when checking the fixed/included APAR's in a Db2 Modpack/FixPack, the APAR info / page itself isn't always updated ...
    I do know however, it can be tough for Db2 L2 support / development, while they are (still) working on the APAR's (or even fully solved it), to also fully update the APAR page and info. They tend to do their best, but indeed: not always ...   :-)

    Erwin Hattingh
    Systems Engineer / Db2 DBA
    Triodos Bank

  • 3.  RE: Could Apar fix list be accurate ?

    Posted Wed January 15, 2020 10:24 AM
    Well, what is the point to have a fixlist if we have broken pages ??? IBM a process company that should solve issues, and is not. I even opened a CALLOWN Logno: 430743 ... and still don't have access to details for some APARs in 11.1 mod4 FP 5.
    The management can send you mails to ask for your feeback, say they value your relation ship ... and never take it into account, that's a fact :-). Any customer willing to push this issue ?

    Jean-Marc BLAISE

  • 4.  RE: Could Apar fix list be accurate ?

    Posted Thu January 16, 2020 04:30 PM

    Thanks for bringing it to our attention. Indeed there are several lagging APARs that need to be processed to closed state.  We apologize for that and we are working now on getting those fixed ASAP. 


    Alvaro Ballon

  • 5.  RE: Could Apar fix list be accurate ?

    Posted Mon January 20, 2020 05:32 AM
    Hi Alvaro,
    Thanks. Just to let you know also that IT30892: INT(DATE) IS NOT PUSH DOWN IN CDE, CAUSING QUERY SLOWNESS is missing from the Apar list.
    Best regards,

    Jean-Marc BLAISE