%IPC-SPSTBY Message on 6509

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Mar 9th, 2009

We are seeing a lot of %IPC-SPSTBY messages on one of 6509 switch. This 6509 has dual 720 SUP on it. Currently SUP in slot6 is ACTIVE, the one in slot5 is in SSO HOT STANDBY.

Mar 9 12:02:33.628: %IPC-SPSTBY-5-WATERMARK: 18831 messages pending in rcv for

the port Card5/0:Request(2050000.6) seat 2050000

Mar 9 12:03:08.706: %IPC-SPSTBY-5-WATERMARK: 18836 messages pending in rcv for

the port Card5/0:Request(2050000.6) seat 2050000

Mar 9 12:03:42.444: %IPC-SPSTBY-5-WATERMARK: 18842 messages pending in rcv for

the port Card5/0:Request(2050000.6) seat 2050000

Mar 9 12:04:18.448: %IPC-SPSTBY-5-WATERMARK: 18845 messages pending in rcv for

the port Card5/0:Request(2050000.6) seat 2050000

Mar 9 12:04:54.465: %IPC-SPSTBY-5-WATERMARK: 18848 messages pending in rcv for

the port Card5/0:Request(2050000.6) seat 2050000

Mar 9 12:05:32.041: %IPC-SPSTBY-5-WATERMARK: 18856 messages pending in rcv for

the port Card5/0:Request(2050000.6) seat 2050000

The IOS version is s72033-ipservicesk9_wan-mz.122-33.SXH3a.bin

I haven't found details about this message on CCO yet so far. Not sure what these messages exactly mean and what potential issues could be with this 6509.

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adamclarkuk_2 Mon, 03/09/2009 - 12:48

Hi

You may already have found this but here is the info from the error message decoder

1. %IPC-5-WATERMARK: [dec] messages pending in [chars] for the port [chars]([hex].[hex]) seat [hex]

Several IPC messages are waiting to be processed. If the number increases, this condition may result in the exhaustion of IPC header cache or buffers.

Recommended Action: Copy the message exactly as it appears on the console or in the system log. Enter the show tech-support ipc command to gather data that may help identify the nature of the error. Research and attempt to resolve the issue using the tools and utilities provided at http://www.cisco.com/tac. With some messages, these tools and utilities will supply clarifying information. Search for resolved software issues using the Bug Toolkit at http://tools.cisco.com/Support/BugToolKit/action.do?hdnAction=searchBugs. If you still require assistance, open a case with the Technical Assistance Center via the Internet at http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/front.x/case_tools/caseOpen.pl, or contact your Cisco technical support representative and provide the representative with the information you have gathered. Attach the following information to your case in nonzipped, plain-text (.txt) format: the output of the show logging and show tech-support ipc commands and your pertinent troubleshooting logs.

Related documents- No specific documents apply to this error message.

Leonlei Mon, 03/09/2009 - 13:53

I found a bug CSCdw74873 and it seems match with what's happening on our switch, however as per the bug tool this bug should be fixed in IOS version 12.2.33SXH3a.

adamclarkuk_2 Mon, 03/09/2009 - 16:13

Your right, in the list of 'known affected IOS' SXH2a is the last listed for your train :-

12.2(33)SXH

12.2(33)SXH0a

12.2(33)SXH1

12.2(33)SXH2

12.2(33)SXH2a

Bounce this of cisco TAC, it looks like they haven't fixed it.

As long is the bug info is true, this is a cosmetic bug anyway.

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