Kernel Patch Problems - Solaris

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  1. Kernel Patch Problems

    I've been using S10 update manager to keep patches up to date.

    All worked OK until kernel patch 127112-07 was applied. The
    patch applied successfully but when the boot archive was updated
    I got an error from lofiadm: dev/lofi/1 was not created. No
    such file or directory.

    On reboot there are a hord of errors complaining about missing
    module 'drv/ip'

    Backing out the patch returns system to working with 127112-06.

    I thought it might have just been a problem with 127112-07 so I
    also tried with -08 and this morning -10. Same results - patch
    installs successfully, problem updating the boot archive.

    Any ideas as to what is causing the problem and a fix?

    Thanks,
    Norm

  2. Re: Kernel Patch Problems

    On Feb 26, 11:17 am, Norm Young wrote:
    > I've been using S10 update manager to keep patches up to date.


    Might be the problem : <

    > All worked OK until kernel patch 127112-07 was applied. The
    > patch applied successfully but when the boot archive was updated
    > I got an error from lofiadm: dev/lofi/1 was not created. No
    > such file or directory.
    > On reboot there are a hord of errors complaining about missing
    > module 'drv/ip'
    > Backing out the patch returns system to working with 127112-06.
    > I thought it might have just been a problem with 127112-07 so I
    > also tried with -08 and this morning -10. Same results - patch
    > installs successfully, problem updating the boot archive.
    > Any ideas as to what is causing the problem and a fix?


    See what "pca" has to say:
    http://www.par.univie.ac.at/solaris/pca

    > Thanks,
    > Norm



  3. Re: Kernel Patch Problems

    usenetpersongerryt@gmail.com wrote:
    > On Feb 26, 11:17 am, Norm Young wrote:
    >> I've been using S10 update manager to keep patches up to date.

    >
    > Might be the problem : <


    Yep, that was it! Actually I had used pca in the past when update
    manager seemed very flakey but recently update manager seemed to
    be more stable so hadn't used pca in some time.

    I'm still curious as to why/how update manager breaks the boot
    archive update process...

    Thanks for the tip,
    Norm

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