Solaris Volume Manager (SVM)/Solstice DiskSuite (SDS) Message "WARNING: forceload of misc/md_* failed" within Boot (Doc ID 1003021.1)

Last updated on APRIL 06, 2017

Applies to:

Solstice DiskSuite Software - Version 4.2 and later
Sun Solaris Volume Manager (SVM) - Version 11.9.0 and later
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (32-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)

Symptoms

Upon bootup, a system with Solstice DiskSuite or Solaris Volume Manager installed may issue one or more of the following warnings:

	WARNING: forceload of misc/md_trans failed
	WARNING: forceload of misc/md_raid failed
	WARNING: forceload of misc/md_hotspares failed
	WARNING: forceload of misc/md_sp failed
	

Cause

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