"short read" or "scratch memory overflow" during boot of Solaris 8 (Doc ID 1012357.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 22, 2014

Applies to:

Solaris SPARC Operating System - Version 8.0 and later
All Platforms

Symptoms

1012357.1 "short read" or "scratch memory overflow" during boot of Solaris 8 The following errors (or similar) appear during boot:

 ok boot disk1                 
 Boot device: /pci@1f,4000/scsi@3/disk@1,0  File and args: 
 Loading ufs-file-systemkage 1.4 04 Aug 1995 13:02:54. 
 FCode UFS Reader 1.11 97/07/10 16:19:15. 
 Loading: /platform/SUNW,Ultra-80/ufsboot
 Loading: /platform/sun4u/ufsboot
 Short read.  0x2000 chars read
 disk read error
 panic - boot: Boot:  scratch memory overflow.

 Program terminated



Cause

Sign In with your My Oracle Support account

Don't have a My Oracle Support account? Click to get started

My Oracle Support provides customers with access to over a
Million Knowledge Articles and hundreds of Community platforms