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Forum: Solaris 12-13-2019
12,873
Posted By jlliagre
NTP might be the least of the security issues...
NTP might be the least of the security issues here.

Running such an outdated and unpatched version of Solaris (17 years old!) in production is quite unreasonable. There are certainly hundreds of...
Forum: Solaris 03-05-2009
121,290
Posted By jlliagre
"usermod -G group user"
"usermod -G group user"
Forum: Solaris 07-19-2019
15,604
Posted By jlliagre
I would recommend to avoid doing it. If you...
I would recommend to avoid doing it. If you properly tell Solaris where to install itself, i.e. a free primary partition, existing file systems and data stored on other primary partitions won't be...
Forum: Solaris 04-11-2019
1,857
Posted By jlliagre
Correct. No action is necessary. showrev...
Correct. No action is necessary.


showrev -p is providing four pieces of information for each patch already installed in your Solaris 10 or older machine.


Requires: list of patches that...
Forum: Solaris 01-24-2019
2,996
Posted By jlliagre
Try: ...
Try:
/pci@0/pci@0/pci@1/pci@0/pci@1/pci@0/usb@0,2/storage@3/disk
Forum: Solaris 01-23-2019
2,996
Posted By jlliagre
I don't know, maybe because the end of features...
I don't know, maybe because the end of features is related to versions, not dates. It is also quite possible that the availability of new versions is not known when these documents are written.

A...
Forum: Solaris 01-23-2019
2,996
Posted By jlliagre
T5220 support ended with Solaris 11.3. See...
T5220 support ended with Solaris 11.3.

See End of Feature Notices for Oracle Solaris 11 (https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/systems/end-of-notices/eonsolaris11-392732.html)

> End of Features...
2,470
Posted By jlliagre
I wouldn't write most BSD, Linux and UNIX systems...
I wouldn't write most BSD, Linux and UNIX systems do not save a file creation time.


FreeBSD traditional file system is UFS2 and the trend is to switch to ZFS. Both of these file systems store...
Forum: Solaris 01-18-2019
1,883
Posted By jlliagre
As long as there are no overlapping areas, that...
As long as there are no overlapping areas, that doesn't matter.


If your SSD is a $500k house, these gaps sum up to less than two tenth of a cent...
Forum: Solaris 01-17-2019
1,883
Posted By jlliagre
You didn't lose anything. Disk vendors...
You didn't lose anything.

Disk vendors report capacities in decimal units while format/fdisk still use binary units.

(12502430343-40)*512 = 6401244315136 bytes = 6.4 TB =...
Forum: Solaris 01-16-2019
1,883
Posted By jlliagre
q1: There are 34 sectors of 512 bytes, but,...
q1: There are 34 sectors of 512 bytes, but, assuming 4096 bytes actual sectors, that makes 34 * 512 / 4096 = 4.25 sectors (of 4096 bytes each).

q2: Yes I did.
Forum: Solaris 01-14-2019
1,883
Posted By jlliagre
fdisk is reporting 512 bytes sectors but...
fdisk is reporting 512 bytes sectors but nowadays, disks have 4096 bytes sectors.

The discrepancy between the available size (1172107117 x 512 bytes sectors) and the amount actually used...
Forum: Solaris 01-11-2019
3,292
Posted By jlliagre
Were they performance issues (like thrashing) or...
Were they performance issues (like thrashing) or reliability issues (like coredumps)?

In general, increasing the swap area size is not expected to significantly improve performance (although in...
Forum: Solaris 12-30-2018
1,805
Posted By jlliagre
Why did you try to reconfigure X? If the font is...
Why did you try to reconfigure X? If the font is too small, just use a larger one...
xterm -fn fontname
Forum: Solaris 12-29-2018
1,805
Posted By jlliagre
Okay, better to put this in the post body. ...
Okay, better to put this in the post body.
Anyway, why are you running Solaris 10u10 and not Solaris 10u11?

Why?

These instructions are more than 20 years old and about Solaris 2.6. That's...
Forum: Solaris 12-16-2018
4,533
Posted By jlliagre
Yes. The issue is the word "swap" has several...
Yes. The issue is the word "swap" has several meanings. When you say "swap allocated", you talk about virtual memory but when you say "swap used", that might still be virtual memory (swap -s) or on...
Forum: Solaris 12-15-2018
4,533
Posted By jlliagre
Three gigabytes of memory were used (i.e....
Three gigabytes of memory were used (i.e. read/written) sometime in the past by some process(es). They have not been accessed for a while so the kernel decided to put the data on disk, to keep the...
Forum: Solaris 12-14-2018
4,533
Posted By jlliagre
There's an extra "i", my pseudo is jlliagre, not...
There's an extra "i", my pseudo is jlliagre, not jilliagre...

Unless shared memory enter in the game, no it can't.
Virtual space allocated by a process is for its exclusive use. Note again that...
Forum: Solaris 12-13-2018
4,533
Posted By jlliagre
Reservation is a "logical" operation, there is no...
Reservation is a "logical" operation, there is no such thing as a "physical allocation". The only physical operations with memory are read and write.

The physical space that is reserved (thus...
Forum: Solaris 12-13-2018
4,533
Posted By jlliagre
Both the linked thread and MOS Document are...
Both the linked thread and MOS Document are correct.

vmstat is reporting that there is unused RAM and it is true. There is no data stored on that RAM.

malloc fails because there is no more swap...
Forum: Solaris 11-20-2018
1,434
Posted By jlliagre
Solaris 9 is old (released in 2002, supported...
Solaris 9 is old (released in 2002, supported until 2014), but is not ancient. The "ls" command hasn't substantially changed in the last 3 or 4 four decades so identifying the scripts that have been...
Forum: Solaris 11-17-2018
3,540
Posted By jlliagre
You might try: vmadm console
You might try:
vmadm console
Forum: Solaris 11-14-2018
754
Posted By jlliagre
You can easily fix that issue by setting the...
You can easily fix that issue by setting the MANPATH variable in the configuration file of your shell (.profile, .bash_profile or whatever), something like:

export...
Forum: Solaris 11-01-2018
2,484
Posted By jlliagre
Solaris system clock and NTP are all UTC based,...
Solaris system clock and NTP are all UTC based, so aren't affected by time zones or DST.

The time displayed depend on the environment variable TZ so different processes might display different...
Forum: Solaris 10-17-2018
4,533
Posted By jlliagre
That's a good question. You can compute it from...
That's a good question. You can compute it from kstat values, e.g.:

kstat -p "::arcstats:demand_*data*" 10 10


The hit ratio is equal to 100.*xxx_hits/(xxx_hits+xxx_misses) with xxx being...
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