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Field Notice: FN - 63187 - MDS SSI 3.2(3n) - Memory Corruption in the VSD Process That May Cause an MDS SSM to Reload - SSI Software Upgrade Required

Field Notice: FN - 63187 - MDS SSI 3.2(3n) - Memory Corruption in the VSD Process That May Cause an MDS SSM to Reload - SSI Software Upgrade Required

November 26, 2008


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Revision History

Revision Date Comment
1.0
26-NOV-2008
Initial Public Release

Products Affected

Products Affected
MDS SSI - 3.2(3n)

Problem Description

An SSM module in MDS series switch may unexpectedly reload due to memory corruption in the VSD process. This problem only affects SSI software images.

This problem only affects the following SSI software file:
m9000-ek9-ssi-mz.3.2.3n.bin

Background

This memory corruption issue could be hit if the MDS receives a PLOGI from a host when it is already logged in the VT. In this case, the PRLI/LOGO frame buffer that is maintained in the MDS is overwritten with the PLOGI frame. This may overrun the buffer, leading to memory corruption.

Problem Symptoms

An SSM module in an MDS series switch may unexpectedly reload due to memory corruption.

Workaround/Solution

The problem is corrected in MDS SSI image version 3.2(3r) and later.

DDTS

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DDTS Description
CSCsv69304 (registered customers only) SSM module reload/ Repeated PLOGI/PRLI from host or FIT create failure

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