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Under heavy load the ypserv(1M) daemon process on a NIS server may spawn hundreds of ypserv child processes (Doc ID 1002036.1)

Last updated on MAY 09, 2018

Applies to:

Solaris SPARC Operating System - Version 8.0 to 8 2/04 U8 [Release 8.0]
All Platforms

Symptoms

 

The issue described by this document may only affect systems that are using Solaris version 8 (or older).

Under heavy load the ypserv(1M) daemon process on a NIS server may spawn hundreds of child processes that will never terminate.
These child processes do not appear to be defunct processes (zombies).

This applies to Solaris 8 systems that have got the patch 109328-02 and 108827-26 installed.

Cause

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