Solaris[TM] 8/9: When Is Page Retirement Enabled? (Doc ID 1009256.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System
All Platforms

Goal

Solaris[TM] 8 and 9 check for multiple correctable memory errors occurring
on the same dimm and bit (that is, the same AFAR).

When they find that a dimm has a weak bit, then the memory page associated with that cache line is
retired. The memory page is no longer available on the freelist for use.
This prevents a deteriorating dimm from producing multiple bits in error,
which would result in an Uncorrectable Error (UE) panic.

For a detailed explanation of page retirement, see:
Solaris Operating System Availability Features

Solution

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