>SunSupport has recommended to me to install Solaris 2.3 kernal patch 101318-70
>to fix a SCSI timeout problem.
>What is the general consensus about rev. 70?
>Is it stable?
>Good news or horror stories?
All 11 replies indicated that Solaris 2.3 jumbo kernal patch 101318-70
seems to be stable.
Of special note is the following caution from one user:
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101318-70 changes the behavior of "su -" which caused a lot of
grief at two sites I take care of. Stupid thing to include with
a "kernel jumbo patch" IMHO.
In any case, what "su -" does now is make argv = "-su", so you
can detect it in .profile (for example) and bypass tty settings.
As of -70, argv = "-csh" (or -ksh, or..., depending on the
login shell for the account being "su -" too), making "su -" truly
indistinguishable from login in the name of Solaris 2.2 compatibility.
Sigh - Makes 2.3 su different from previous 2.3 behavior, and
different from current 2.4 behavior also.
Out side of that annoyance, its been a pretty decent patch,
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I am just installing 318-70 on my desktop 1+ later this afternoon, and
will not install 318-70 on the production machine with the SCSI problem
until after a few more days.
In addition, two of the replies mentioned patch 101378-10 for the SCSI
problem, which was the other patch SUNSupport recommended. It is just
the jumbo kernal patch that I have learned to be paranoid about.
Furthermore, one reply mentioned 102110 for libthread.so (no longer
included in the jumbo kernal patch - this is documented in the patch readme).
firstname.lastname@example.org (Bob Wing)
email@example.com (Lee Fook Heng)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Ric Anderson)
email@example.com (Val Popa)
anchi@Starbase.NeoSoft.COM (Anchi Zhang)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Mike Phillips 3788)
email@example.com (Garry Robbins)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Scott MacDonald)
email@example.com (Rahul Roy)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Eugene Choi)
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