How to fix Swlock problem for swagentd?

While I perform "swinstall" on HP-UX, this error appeared on system logs. And  I couldn't perform depot installation on  HP-UX. I 'll try to explain how to fix this issue.


"testmachine:/": This target or source is already in use either
within this same session or by another session. A read or
write lock was denied.

Step 1: Check   swinstall/swremove  process

First  you need to check if is there any swinstall  or swremove process which hangs.

#ps  -ef|egrep 'swinstall|swremove'
# ps -ef|grep swag
root 2156 1 0 Apr 18 ? 0:11 /usr/sbin/swagentd -r

If you get any  process which  hangs ,kill the  process and try  again.

Step 2: Restart swagentd  service

If you still get the same  error. Then restart  "swagentd"  .

# /sbin/init.d/swagentd stop
# /sbin/init.d/swagentd start

Step 3: Mv swlock  file and restart swagentd

If these  2 steps didn't fix your problem, then you could mv swlock  file and restart swagentd process. This step will fix the problem.

#mv   /var/adm/sw/products/swlock  /var/adm/sw/products/swlock.original
# /sbin/init.d/swagentd stop
# /sbin/init.d/swagentd start


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