How to solve the problem with vxconfigd unstable, keeps crashing and generating core dump

Problem

The vxconfigd keeps dying
vxconfigd is unstable, keeps crashing and generating core dump
starting vxconfigd with reset option also fails
ENV:5.1SP1 RP2 /sol10 sparc

Error Message

root-#> vxdisk -o alldgs list
VxVM vxdisk ERROR V-5-1-684 IPC failure: Configuration daemon is not accessible
You have new mail in /var/mail/root

:/root-#> /usr/sbin/vxconfigd -k
VxVM vxconfigd ERROR V-5-1-0 Segmentation violation - core dumped

:/root-#>vxdctl enable
VxVM vxdctl ERROR V-5-1-307 vxconfigd is not running, cannot enable

Cause

This is caused due to stale device entries in DMP/OS device tree
vxconfig coredumps in ssb_check_disks()

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Solution

[What to Do]

Collection of the required data
  - vxexplorer output
  - core dump from the vxconfigd.
  - /usr/sbin/vxconfigd binary.
  - gatherlib.sh
  - pstack
  - debug mode
  - analysis vxconfigd core dump

[Resolution]

-Temporary workaround is to reboot  system to reset vxconfigd
-Permanent workaround is to move to the latest patch 5.1SP1RP3 or later.


Applies To

5.1SP1 RP2 /sol10 sparc

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