/proc not getting mounted
Last updated on OCTOBER 17, 2016
Applies to:Solaris Operating System - Version 8.0 and later
The /proc filesystem is not mounting at boot up.
Some of the errors you may see when the system is booting include:
/sbin/rcS: /dev/null: cannot create /sbin/swapadd: /dev/null: cannot create /usr/bin/savecore: getexecname() failed WARNING: /proc could not be mounted The boot may hang and display the following error: Timed out waiting for NIS to come up Also, the dtlogin screen may not completely start and hang with a blank gray screen.
If the system is up, various commands will fail:
$ /usr/bin/ps ps: getexecname() failed $ /usr/sbin/swap -l swap: getexecname() failed You will get the above error, getexecname() failed, for any isa specific executables invoked by isaexec(3c). Also, commands that use /dev/null may fail: $ /usr/bin/man sgml2roff: /dev/null: cannot create
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