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Studio runtime libraries have a dependency on VIS instructions and will not execute on systems that don't support the VIS instruction set. (Doc ID 2280100.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 05, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Solaris Studio - Version 12.5 and later
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit) - Version 10 1/13 and 11.3 SRU20


When attempting to execute an application written in C++, you might see the error: fatal: /usr/lib/64/ hardware capability (CA_SUNW_HW_1) unsupported: 0x20 [ VIS ]

This occurs on systems that don't list the VIS instructions as supported, but actually do support the instructions via some combination of hardware implementation and software traps.

Specifically,  systems powered by an UltraSPARC-T1 chip running:

* Solaris 10 1/13 with libC runtime library patch 119963-35 installed, or
* Solaris 11 SRU 20 installed, which includes an updated libC runtime library.


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