DB2 UDB has problem after upgrade to Fedora 8

John Summerfield debian at herakles.homelinux.org
Sun Mar 9 14:09:17 UTC 2008

Richard Ray wrote:
> We've been running DB2 UDB version 8 on Fedora 6 for some time with no 
> problems. When I upgraded to Fedora 8 DB2 works mostly. When I run
> "db2 backup" the backup starts but never completes. All other 
> functionality appears to be good. I ran backup under strace and tried to 
> attach the output but the message didn't get posted. I see "invalid 
> argument" returned from setitimer and a blocking read as the last entry.
> setitimer(ITIMER_REAL, {it_interval={0, 0}, it_value={0, 1000000}}, 
> 0xbfcbcde8) = -1 EINVAL (Invalid argument)
> read(5,

I'm not really surprised there are problems. If you want continuing 
support for linux, CentOS5 would be a better bet than Fedora. While IBM 
doesn't test that either, it us intended to be fully compatible with 
RHEL5 and so about as compatible with FC6 as RHEL5 is.

Your prospects of _fixing_ it on F8 are fairly dismal, unless you can 
point to a problem in F8 itself.

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