Solaris 10 UNIX-based Operating System

learn more… | top users | synonyms

11
votes
1answer
4k views

NFS v3 versus v4

I am wondering why NFS v4 would be so much faster than NFS v3 and if there are any parameters on v3 that could be tweaked. I mount a file system sudo mount -o 'rw,bg,hard,nointr,rsize=1048576,...
8
votes
2answers
28k views

Used memory on Solaris 10

One more question about memory on Solaris 10. A top shows me that I have 672 MB free memory : 130 processes: 126 sleeping, 2 zombie, 2 on cpu CPU states: 95.1% idle, 3.9% user, 1.0% kernel, 0.0% ...
8
votes
4answers
27k views

How to recover free space on deleted files without restarting the referencing processes?

When big files are deleted on a server, the files might still be referenced by processes, so the file system doesn't have more free space. I tried to use lsof, but it seems it didn't list the deleted ...
6
votes
2answers
6k views

syslog-ng on Solaris 10 (how to install and configure)

If anyone has got syslog-ng working on Solaris 10, do you have a set of instructions I could follow to get it installed and working? I tried following this http://opensystems.wordpress.com/2006/06/01/...
6
votes
2answers
223 views

How to remove a “door” in solaris

I have a file of type "door" in solaris 10 (that is a means of interprocess communication). It is somehow left over and I would like to get rid of it. I can not just remove it with rm ... ls -l total ...
5
votes
1answer
253 views

Sun sparc vii m9000

I wanted to understand the CPU architecture of SUN SPARC VII M9000 series servers. prtdiag command shows that it has 8 core attached to a physical CPU. Are these physical cores ? What is L1, L2 and ...
4
votes
1answer
90 views

How is uptime tracked in UNIX?

I'm asking because I recently restored a system from a backup using NetBackup and uptime now reports that the system has only been up since the restore finished, despite the fact that it has been ...
4
votes
2answers
5k views

Request user to change password upon login after account reset in Solaris 10

How can I request user to change his password upon login after I reset his account in Solaris 10?
4
votes
0answers
230 views

solaris : useradd does not work but has exit code 0 [closed]

One of my Solaris 10 servers will not add new users. Existing users are able to log in. The useradd command appears to work normally but it does not add the user. I checked my other Solaris servers ...
3
votes
6answers
8k views

Viewing the loopback interface on Solaris 10 (using snoop or another tool)

I am trying to use snoop on solaris 10 to detect traffic between a client and server both located on my machine. Question: I just want to verify that I should use the loopback interface for this. ...
3
votes
2answers
766 views

Solaris 10 ZFS ARC Maxed Out and CPU's Overloaded

We've been running ZFS for a couple years now on Solaris 10 on Oracle M5000 Enterprise server with 32 CPU cores and 256GB of memory. We are running a database/application on this server which appears ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

Configuring PHP on Solaris 10 64-bit

We are currently running PHP 5.2.13 on a Solaris 10 server. I need to enable some additional features so I went to run the configure script but I'm getting some errors. I did an 'export CFLAGS="-m64"'...
3
votes
1answer
579 views

Looking for a USB GSM modem, compatible with Solaris 10 (sparc)

Seven months on SF, and my first question. I do hope someone has an answer, as I'm at my wits' end. I have a Nokia 6310i connected via RS232 cable to a Solaris 10 system, for sending SMS messages ...
3
votes
3answers
13k views

Explain load averages on Solaris 10

I understand load averages on Linux, but am a bit mystified by the load averages on a legacy Solaris 10 machine my app runs on. The load averages seem impossibly high. Here's the output. [netcool1 (...
3
votes
1answer
384 views

Perl virtual environments?

Background (not a mandatory read) I started my current job as a web development intern. The guy who was teaching me left half way through and I have basically been left up sh*t creek with only a ...
3
votes
1answer
208 views

zpool disappears whenever solaris cluster reboot or power cycle

I have following setup Oracle Solaris 10 -> 5.10 Generic_147147-26 sun4v sparc Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition Release 11.2.0.1.0 - 64bit production Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.3u2 for Solaris ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

Strong Cryptography in Solaris Zone

I'm trying to setup a Kerberos KDC on a Solaris zone but ran into a bit of a problem with the Cryptographic Framework on Solaris 10 even though the packages for strong encryption (SUNWcry & ...
3
votes
0answers
931 views

Can't read ACL on NFS4 share, Solaris 10 client, CentOS 7 server

First off, please excuse me if my question isn't well formed, this is my first post on serverfault :) I have successfully deployed LDAP and Kerberos authentication in a mixed Linux/Windows/Solaris ...
2
votes
6answers
3k views

Solaris 10 vs Solaris 11

How would I decide which one to use? We plan to run our own http/https webserver and also to run sendmail smtp server. We will be using ZFS for boot partition and use ZFS encryption where possible (...
2
votes
3answers
4k views

On Solaris, what is a terse way to get the fully qualified domain name (fqdn) for the current host

When I want the fully qualified domain name on Linux, I can write ... hostname --fqdn To get the same thing on Solaris, is it necessary to write ... cut -f 2-3 /etc/hosts | grep ^`hostname`\t | ...
2
votes
4answers
838 views

How to exploit data being written to file

I am trying to show that taking data as an input and writing directly to a file without parsing, checking or sanitizing it is a security risk. Can anyone show an example of how this can be exploited. ...
2
votes
5answers
5k views

How to detect if a machine is virtualized or not

I have Linux, AIX, SunOs & HP-UX machines, I want to detect if the machine is virtual or not. So far I found this article which helped me get this information on Linux: dmesg | grep -i virtual ...
2
votes
2answers
22k views

How should I monitor memory usage/performance in SunOS/Solaris?

Last week we decided to add some SunOS (uname -a = SunOS bbs-sam-belair 5.10 Generic_127128-11 i86pc i386 i86pc) machines into our running munin instance. First off, the machines are pre-configured ...
2
votes
1answer
67 views

lsof returns “can't read vnode” error

On a Solaris 10 box, I am getting errors from lsof: can't read vnode at 0x7d900000000 can't read vnode at 0x7b But I have the same lsof binary in another similar Solaris 10 box where it doesn't ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Sparc v440 unable 2 boot after recommended patch install

After installing the October 2011 recommended patch bundle on a Solaris 10 the host fails to boot. The output is {0} ok boot SC Alert: Host System has Reset screen not found. keyboard not found. ...
2
votes
3answers
984 views

Solaris SMF: Kill with custom signal, or get PID, or prevent kill of children

In the Solaris Service XML I am using a kill to signal a graceful shutdown <exec_method type="method" name="stop" exec=":kill" timeout_seconds="60" /> This works great, except for the fact ...
2
votes
1answer
772 views

Restart just one NIC after IP change?

I just changed the IP address of ixgbe0 like so ipadm delete-if ixgbe0 dladm set-linkprop -p mtu=9000 ixgbe0 ipadm create-if ixgbe0 ipadm create-addr -T static -a 10.10.47.46/16 ixgbe0/v4static and ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

What part of SMF is likely broken by a hard power down?

At one of my customer sites, the local guy shut down their local Solaris 10 x86 server, pulled the power inputs, moved it, and now it won’t start properly. It boots and then presents a prompt which ...
2
votes
1answer
65 views

Figure out exact Oracle version

I've Solaris 10 with some Oracle on it . How to find exactly, with maximum accuracy what Oracle version installed + what 64 or 32 bit this Oracle supported ? Thanks
2
votes
0answers
50 views

Is there an easy way to compile illumos components on Solaris 10?

I am trying to compile some components from ptools from illumos source code on Solaris 10, and so far it has been difficult since the build components are not available and the make files in the ...
2
votes
0answers
109 views

Is there a way to audit file deletion on Solaris?

Can the timestamp and user+process that performed the file delete be tracked? I have now setup solaris auditing and have made the following audit_control, audit_class and audit_event entries: $ grep ...
2
votes
1answer
47 views

Does the netstat counter wrap around? And over what period are they collected?

If I run netstat -s on my solaris 10 box, I got a lot of network statistics. Are these counters since the time of system boot, or some other arbitrary period? And some of the numbers are quite large....
2
votes
0answers
69 views

What should happen when receiving an ICMP Fragmentation Needed message?

In general, and in particular on a Solaris 10 machine ... See, we are having an issue in our network. I handle some reverse proxy instances on a Solaris 10 server that is behind a load balancer, and ...
2
votes
0answers
226 views

Solaris 10 invalid ARP requests from 0.0.0.0? Link up/down every hour or 2

The guys at the data center where I'm hosting a server running Solaris 10 are telling me that my server is making a lot of invalid arp requests. This is an example of a portion of what was sent to me ...
2
votes
1answer
419 views

How can I get my mouse cursor to not keep jumping around?

I'm using a pair of SunRay 2 thin-clients in a dual-head configuration (via SRSS, with Xinerama). On the secondary display, the mouse cursor will sometimes decide to jump to the upper left corner of ...
2
votes
1answer
477 views

OpenSolaris livecd, NForce NIC driver, and NTFS USB mounting

I'm attempting to install OpenSolaris 2009.06 on my server. Before I do I would like to test that everything works and am running in to problems. It has an Abit AN-M2 motherboard with an NForce ...
1
vote
2answers
265 views

Any way to know what files were in a broken ZFS pool?

I have a large ZFS pool of 4 combined drives. Now, the filesystem can not be mounted: pool: tank state: UNAVAIL status: One or more devices could not be opened. There are insufficient ...
1
vote
2answers
976 views

Where is the arp_cleanup_interval variable in Solaris 11?

In Solaris 10 I can configure (and audit) the arp_cleanup_interval variable using the following command: $ ndd -get /dev/arp arp_cleanup_interval 300000 In Solaris 11 (Express and Release) the same ...
1
vote
3answers
6k views

Solaris 10: How to image a machine?

I've got a Solaris 10 workstation that I'd like to create a full image backup from. The machine has 2 drives, one UFS for system root, and 1 ZFS for data storage. I intend to add a third HD to keep ...
1
vote
4answers
763 views

How to force Perl use /bin/ksh instead of /bin/sh?

I am migrating from AIX to Solaris 10, but the version of /bin/sh there is so old, that our scripts does not work. Can I somehow force perl to execute commands in `` via different shell (in my case, /...
1
vote
1answer
4k views

Add routes permanently to Solaris 10

I need to add several static routes to a solaris 10 box. On Solaris 9, I've always made these persist across reboots by adding an init script to reapply the route. With solaris 10, adding a service to ...
1
vote
2answers
641 views

chmod: WARNING: can't change home

# chmod 755 home chmod: WARNING: can't change home # after I installed solaris 10, /home isn't writeable by anyone, when I try and change the permissionss as root, I get the above error. Edit: ...
1
vote
4answers
1k views

CPU utilization is low but swapped out processes and blocked processes is high

We're facing intermittent periods of 100% CPU utilization. Server Configuration:HP DL580 G7 (4 Processor with 8 cores each; 128GB memory.) Operating System: Solaris 10_x86 update 9 Application: ...
1
vote
2answers
36 views

solaris 10 how to find client information?

How can i find which clients are mounting the NFS shares from a solaris 10 NFS server ? i have tried using dfshare on the server which returns nothing. dfshares -F nfs cheers osp
1
vote
2answers
183 views

Having trouble mapping solaris drive paths to physical disks

I have a supermicro box with 24 drives in front and 12 drives in back. It's running x86 solaris 10 with zfs. Here is the output of zpool status: NAME STATE READ WRITE ...
1
vote
2answers
11k views

Unable to start Apache2 service on Solaris 10

This is a default installation of Solaris 10 x86. No tweaks or customization. 1) I first enable apache2. bash-3.00# svcadm enable apache2 2) Restart apache2 bash-3.00# svcadm restart apache2 3) ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Performance issue with JVM (1.6.0_22) invoking OS command on Solaris 10

My high-level problem is my build tool (Maven) which became suddenly very slow on a Solaris 10 environment. A build which was taking 8 minutes now takes 50 minutes. I narrowed this problem down to a ...
1
vote
1answer
379 views

Execute a Perl script after reboot on Solaris 10

During my activities on Solaris 10 machine I need twice reboot the Solaris unit and after reboot I'd like to run several scripts. Before first reboot I store in /etc/rc3.d/S99myScript some bash ...
1
vote
1answer
13k views

Crontab on Solaris 10

I was trying to execute the following: root@sol10 # /lib/svc/method/svc-cron root@sol10 # /usr/sbin/cron: GenMacKey: not found I would like to know how to generate GenMacKey. Better still my ...
1
vote
4answers
2k views

Solaris mounting partitions

I'm trying to mount a partition in solaris 10... bash-3.00# mount /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s3 /data mount: /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s3 is already mounted or /data is busy As far as I know c0t0d0s3 isn't already ...