Summary: Sparc 4 intermittently hangs running Solaris 2.5.1

From: Alan Chan (A.Chan@CdnAir.CA)
Date: Fri Oct 11 1996 - 18:47:31 CDT

My original Post:

> Hi Sun Managers,
> I installed Solaris 2.5.1 on a brand new sparc 4 and the machine
> intermittently hangs. This happens in both CDE and Openwindow. Sometimes
> it will hang in the process of booting, sometimes it will be up and running
> for a couple of hours. Here is the list of patches installed:
> This is the first time I installed 2.5.1, am I missing something?
> Also I found a couple of files corrupted in /etc, as stated in bug ID
> 1251421. The bug ID stated that file corruption is possible after machine
> is power failed. I wondered if other files might have been corrupted also. I
> had to power failed the machine every time when it hung, L1-A would not work.
> This file corruption is serious stuff, is there a fix for it?

        The problem turned out to be a hardware problem after all. I moved
the Hard disk with the same OS to another new Sparc 4 and it ran just fine.

        The patch for the file corruption problem is 103640.

        Thanks for the following managers for their help:

Ray Brownrigg <>
Mark C. Henderson" <

Alan Chan | Phone: 604-279-2900
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