What To Do When a Solaris Command Returns "Cannot Examine:Process is Traced" (Doc ID 1010918.1)

Last updated on JULY 12, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris SPARC Operating System - Version: 8.0 and later ]
All Platforms

Symptoms

While examining a process's behavior with pstack, pmap, pldd, truss, and other commands (known in this document as a "process monitoring utility"), an error message from the utility indicating that the target process is already being traced may be displayed:

[pstack|pmap|pldd]: cannot examine : process is traced

These process monitoring utility commands are used either to trace the execution of a process or to gain information about internal details of a process. 

Cause

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