install, and uninstall represent operations, corresponding to commands of patch load, patch active,
patch run, patch deactive, patch delete, patch install, and undo patch install. For example, if you
execute the patch active command for the patches in the DEACTIVE state, the patches turn to the
Figure 1-1 Relationship between patch state changes and command actions
Information about patch states is saved in file patchstate on the flash. It is recommended not to operate
Patches in the IDLE state are not loaded. You cannot install or run the patches, as shown in
(suppose the memory patch area can load up to eight patches).
The patches that are in the IDLE state will be still in the IDLE state after system reboot.