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Old 02-26-2007
missing /dev/ipldevice


I was doing a mksysb and was given an error message that my /dev/ipldevice was missing.

when i do an lslv -m hd5 i get the following output:

0001 0001 hdisk0
0002 0002 hdisk0

I check other systems and I only have 1 line, why do I get 2 here. Is this something to worry about?

I am planning on patching this system for DST and I am concerned that this will cause that process to fail.

This is an AIX 5.1 server.

Will: ln /dev/hdisk0 /dev/ipldevice and then bosboot -ad /dev/ipldevice solve my problem?

This is a little outside my depth of knowledge

# 2  
Old 02-27-2007
Originally Posted by mhenryj

Will: ln /dev/hdisk0 /dev/ipldevice and then bosboot -ad /dev/ipldevice solve my problem?
Check the output of
bootinfo -b

Then, in my case, the /dev/ipldevice is a hardlink to the RAW disk:
root# bootinfo -b
root# ls -li /dev/ipldevice
20661 crw-------   2 root     system       18,  0 Apr 22 2006  /dev/ipldevice
root# ls -li /dev | grep 20661
20661 crw-------   2 root     system       18,  0 Apr 22 2006  ipldevice
20661 crw-------   2 root     system       18,  0 Apr 22 2006  rhdisk0

# 3  
Old 02-27-2007

Thanks for the response. the bootinfo -b did come back as hdisk0.

I quess I will need to link the /dev/ipldevice to /dev/rhdisk0

Thanks again
# 4  
Old 02-28-2007

Thanks for the assist.

My mksysb ran fine after putting in the link.

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