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From Ovies Brabson <ovi...@us.ibm.com>
Subject Re: PATCH: Remove Workaround for Binder Problem on OS/390 USS
Date Wed, 31 May 2000 00:00:27 GMT
> In a recent note, Ovies Brabson said:
>
> > Date: Tue, 30 May 2000 16:11:07 -0700
> >
> > This patch removes a workaround that currently exists in the port of the
> > Apache HTTP Server for OS/390 USS.  The workaround was needed due to a
> > problem with the Binder (linker).  Originally the symptom was that the
> > binder failed indicating there was invalid data in the objs.  That
> > problem was fixed and then the executable did not work because address
> > constants were not being initialized correctly.  The table of modules
> > was initialized incorrectly causing failures directives handled by
> > modules that should have been enabled to not be recognized.
> >
> > There were two APARs needed to fix the binder:  OW40878 and OW42323.
> >
> IBM customers are conspicuously conservative (i.e. dilatory) in
> applying maintenance:  "If it works, don't fix it!" with a liberal
> interpretation of "works".  Is there any way of verifying at
> configure or make time that prerequisite maintenance is available?
>
I don't know.  Let me ask around.

> Is there even a list of prerequisite PTFs (or PUT level) in the
> INSTALL notes?
>
I don't think we put any information of this type in the INSTALL file.
We probably should put something
in the INSTALL file or maybe we need some sort of README.OS390.  What
would you recommend?

>
> -- gil
> --
> StorageTek
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