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Startup issue on AIX Robot (numerous entries in /var/adm/messages)

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Article ID: 212035

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Issue/Introduction

Robot version 9.32 is running okay. AIX OS 7.x. In /etc/inittab, we see->  nimbus:2:respawn:/usr/bin/startsrc -s nimbus

There are ~10K+ messages in /var/adm/messages being generated within 24 hours.

   Mar  3 14:00:00 utaxd353 daemon:info src[19333120]: The nimbus subsystem was requested to STARTED by user root

There are no nimbus related commands in /etc/rc.tcpip.

Environment

Release : 9.1.0

OS: AIX 7.1

Component : Robot

Resolution

After reviewing the KB Article:

The nimbus process is writing a lot to the wtmp file residing in the /var file system in AIX
https://knowledge.broadcom.com/external/article?articleId=74898

The customer decided to replace the entry in the inittab

   "nimbus:2:respawn:/usr/bin/startsrc -s nimbus"

       with

   "nimbus:2:once:/usr/bin/startsrc -s nimbus > /dev/console 2>&1";

This starts the robot upon reboot but does not continually try to spawn the process/daemon.

This appears to be a better approach than using respawn.