AIX 4.3.3 or AIX 4.3.2

AIX 4.3.3 or AIX 4.3.2

Post by MATAF Syste » Thu, 06 Jan 2000 04:00:00



Hi all,
We order 4 Aix boxes of H/70.
What Aix level should we install there 4.3.2 or 4.3.3
1. Is the 4.3.3 stable anought ??
2. Does the 4.3.3 offers some performance benefits other the 4.3.2 in
Web/Java applications.
3. Does it has any advantage/disadvantage over the 4.3.2 in using the
POWER3 architecture ??
4. Is there any way to install it directly without upgrading. (we have
"empty" systems)
TIA
Uri Cohen
 
 
 

AIX 4.3.3 or AIX 4.3.2

Post by Chuck Kuhlma » Thu, 06 Jan 2000 04:00:00


Unless you need AIX 4.3.3 for an S80 server, sstay away from it.

There are enough bugs in 4.3.3 to make you wonder about QC processes.

AIX 4.3.2 with curent maintenance levels is very stable.

Unless you count the libc.a bug that zaps resolvebyname calls.....

 
 
 

AIX 4.3.3 or AIX 4.3.2

Post by Carlo » Fri, 07 Jan 2000 04:00:00


Well I have 4.3.3.00 running (without any maintenance levels) and for now is very stable.

There are some bugs in it but they can be solved with some workarounds.


  I have a couple of 4.3.3.02 running. However, they are just toy boxes. Besides the AIO issue, does everyone
  has major problem on 4.3.3.02? I'll like to hear about it.
  Elli


    Unless you need AIX 4.3.3 for an S80 server, sstay away from it.
    There are enough bugs in 4.3.3 to make you wonder about QC processes.

    AIX 4.3.2 with curent maintenance levels is very stable.

    Unless you count the libc.a bug that zaps resolvebyname calls.....

 
 
 

AIX 4.3.3 or AIX 4.3.2

Post by Lawrence K. Chen, P.Eng » Fri, 07 Jan 2000 04:00:00


What is this AIO issue I keep hearing about?

I'm supposed to look into upgrading a bunch of servers and workstations to AIX
4.3.3

Because we applied some patches to 4.3.2 and in the process it broke other
stuff, like NES, csh and man.  We applied ML02 and NES stopped working (the
admin server anyways)...so we applied this APAR...and csh-scripts suddenly
dumped core (fortunately we didn't do the APAR to a production server)...so we
did some other workaround....and so far the only issue that's been reported is
man nolonger works.  But, I need to get the admin-server working on our main
server soon.

Moving backwards isn't an option available to me.  Plus, we would like all
boxes to run the same level....and there is an S80 in the equation.

I already know that a straight 4.3.3 isn't quite usable....because of the LUM
problem and C for AIX.  So, what patches should I be looking to acquire as
part of the upgrade to 4.3.3.x?


> I have a couple of 4.3.3.02 running. However, they are just toy boxes.
> Besides the AIO issue, does everyone
> has major problem on 4.3.3.02? I'll like to hear about it.

> Elli


> > Unless you need AIX 4.3.3 for an S80 server, sstay away from it.

> > There are enough bugs in 4.3.3 to make you wonder about QC processes.

> > AIX 4.3.2 with curent maintenance levels is very stable.

> > Unless you count the libc.a bug that zaps resolvebyname calls.....

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AIX 4.3.3 or AIX 4.3.2

Post by Ryan Kosk » Sat, 08 Jan 2000 04:00:00


I manage 4 F50's.  Two of them are used for software development and were
running 4.3.2.  Upon acquiring the other two, they were initially loaded
with 4.3.3.  The machines with 4.3.3 are not able to receive udp broadcasts,
whereas the machines with 4.3.2 have no problems.  All are on the same
subnet.

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I have a couple of 4.3.3.02 running. However, they are just toy boxes.
Besides the AIO issue, does everyone
has major problem on 4.3.3.02? I'll like to hear about it.
Elli
Unless you need AIX 4.3.3 for an S80 server, sstay away from it.
There are enough bugs in 4.3.3 to make you wonder about QC processes.
AIX 4.3.2 with curent maintenance levels is very stable.
Unless you count the libc.a bug that zaps resolvebyname calls.....

 
 
 

AIX 4.3.3 or AIX 4.3.2

Post by Dan Jenning » Sun, 09 Jan 2000 04:00:00


I believe that the 4.3.3 OS release comes with PMTU discovery active
and this has caused some really hard to trace transient network
connectivity problems for us in our test lab.  When we turned it off
(no -o tcp_mtu_discovery=0) things cleared up.  You might want to
turn the MTU discovery "feature" off and retest, and update the group
so we can get some feedback and data points on this.

  HTH and as always, YMMY,

  Dan


> I manage 4 F50's.  Two of them are used for software development and were
> running 4.3.2.  Upon acquiring the other two, they were initially loaded
> with 4.3.3.  The machines with 4.3.3 are not able to receive udp broadcasts,
> whereas the machines with 4.3.2 have no problems.  All are on the same
> subnet.

> ---
> Ryan Koski



> I have a couple of 4.3.3.02 running. However, they are just toy boxes.
> Besides the AIO issue, does everyone
> has major problem on 4.3.3.02? I'll like to hear about it.
> Elli

> Unless you need AIX 4.3.3 for an S80 server, sstay away from it.
> There are enough bugs in 4.3.3 to make you wonder about QC processes.
> AIX 4.3.2 with curent maintenance levels is very stable.
> Unless you count the libc.a bug that zaps resolvebyname calls.....

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        It seems that I have been spending half my life porting software to our RS/6000 computers.  It is time to ease the pain for myself and others!

        I am building an anonymous ftp list for AIX.  Everyone who
has software ported to AIX available via anonymous ftp should send me
mail describing the ftp address, what is available, which version of
the operating system, what hardware is required, and where it is.  In
addition I'm starting a "Porting to AIX FAQ" which will describe how
to port specific packages to the RS/6000.  I encourage people to send
me Makefiles, scripts and READMEs specific to porting RS6000 software.

        I almost always get my incoming mail.  My outgoing mail is
broken (the "feature" of using a relay host will not be not be in
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