Slow System, Defunct Processes and Spinning in aclock (Doc ID 1002436.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

OpenSolaris Operating System - Version 2008.05 and later
Solaris Operating System
All Platforms

Symptoms

System performance is degraded and it may be virtually impossible to start a new login session (including via telnet or SSH) and yet the system is not completely hung.  There is a large number and variety of defunct processes.  System accounting is enabled.

Cause

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