Solaris Volume Manager (SVM) Why rpc.metamedd should not be killed or managed by inetd

(Doc ID 1010793.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 19, 2017

Applies to:

Sun Solaris Volume Manager (SVM) - Version 11.9.0 to 11.9.0 [Release 11.0]
Solaris Cluster - Version 3.0 to 3.1 [Release 3.0 to 3.1]
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (32-bit)


The rpc.metamedd daemon (sometimes known as the mediator daemon) will
fail to respond to requests if restarted by inetd. The inetd will typically
only restart this daemon upon receipt of a SIGHUP.

The rpc.metamedd daemon was not designed as a restartable daemon and should
never be killed once up and running. Killing the daemon or having it fail
to respond can lead to system panics if you are using the daemon in a
cluster configuration.




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