IBM AIX 4.3.3 and stale partitions

i have an IBM F50 running AIX 4.3.3.0 and am having some errors stating stale partitions on hdisk0 where the rootvg resides. what does stale partition mean?
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sjm_eeCommented:
A stale partition is a copy of a mirrored partition that is no longer fresh, usually because the disk on which it resides has failed and so no writes are possible.
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