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Troubleshooting Suspected Solaris Operating System Hangs (Doc ID 1001950.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 12, 2020

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8 and later
All Platforms
***Checked for relevance on 13-11-2012***

** Corrected in line document title for 1004803.1 changed "Solaris 7" to Solaris 8" on 29 Aug 2019 ***

Purpose

Part of the difficulty in working with system hangs is knowing whether or not the system is actually hung. Sometimes it appears that the system is hung when in fact only a particular application is hung. For example users of an application may report that "the system is hung" when in fact the operating system itself is still running but the application has hung. The goal of this document is to assist you in determining if in fact the system is hung and based on your findings, how to troubleshoot further.

Troubleshooting Steps

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