Sun Fire V440 and Patch 109147-39


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Sun Fire V440 and Patch 109147-39

Got an curious issue.

I applied 109147-39 to, oh 15 or so various systems all running Jumpstarted Solaris 8. When I hit the first two V440s, they both failed with Return code 139. All non shell commands segfaulted from then on.

The patch modified mainly the linker libraries and commands.

I'm curious as to why it broke on just the V440s. Since they're all jumpstart installations, they should all have similar configurations.

Side Note and question:

I booted the Solaris 8 CD, broke the mirror, backed off the changed files and copied the ones from the CD to the server.

Worked great on the second box but the first one halted at the Hardware Watchdog Enabled text. No indication as to why. I used the second mirror and brought the system back up.

Because of the full debugging, it took most of the day though (9:30am to 6:40).

Thanks.

Carl
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I've not seen a problem like yours before, but I have one idea you could check out. Were the other systems that worked ok V440 or were they older hardware? I've had a jumpstart problem before where the version of Solaris I was installing wasn't the latest hardware release, so newer systems were screwed up. Either they wouldn't jumpstart or were flaky when they were done. Maybe you have a situation like that where some missing HW support package wasn't causing problems before but now that patch expected it to be there and broke.

A longshot I know, but something you could check.
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Originally Posted by rhfrommn
I've not seen a problem like yours before, but I have one idea you could check out. Were the other systems that worked ok V440 or were they older hardware? I've had a jumpstart problem before where the version of Solaris I was installing wasn't the latest hardware release, so newer systems were screwed up. Either they wouldn't jumpstart or were flaky when they were done. Maybe you have a situation like that where some missing HW support package wasn't causing problems before but now that patch expected it to be there and broke.

A longshot I know, but something you could check.
Yea, after some thought, I was coming up with something similar. Most of the other systems are UltraAX-i2's with a 60 and a couple of Ultra4's thrown in for good measure. These are new systems. I didn't set up the jumpstart for them, but I believe we had to go to a newer version of 8 to support the hardware.

I thought of that and the patch installation directory. We typically install from /tmp or /var/tmp but the patchadd docs do say it's expecting it from /var/sadm/spool/patch and it does act odd sometimes if it's not in /tmp (ownership issues since patchadd is su'ing to nobody to run pkgadd).

Thanks for the reply though.

Carl
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