This article applies to BoKS Manager 6.7.0. 6.7.1 and 7.0.0.


  1. The boks_drainmast process used a write lock on the database even though it only reads.
  2. In some cases boks_drainmast generated more psw update messages to the clntd send bridge than needed.

Resolution / Workaround

To resolve these problems, apply hotfix HFBM-0137 (BoKS 6.7) or HFBM-0138 (BoKS 7.0), available for download from the HelpSystems Community Portal.

The hotfix includes the following improvements:

  1. Make boks_drainmast use a read lock on the database instead. In situations where boks_servc is busy, this will help performance as drainmast and servc now can access the database at the same time.
  2. boks_drainmast can collect multiple users to update for one host into one message. It should be able to put up to 8 users in one message, but a bug made it put only up to 4 users in a message, making it generate more messages than needed in some cases. This has been fixed.

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Last Modified On: May 25, 2018