Solaris Volume Manager (SVM) - Removing and Recreating Soft Partitions can lead to Corruption
Last updated on MAY 29, 2017
Applies to:Solstice DiskSuite Software - Version 4.2 to 4.2.1 [Release 4.0]
Sun Solaris Volume Manager (SVM) - Version 11.9.0 to 11.10.0 [Release 11.0]
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (32-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86 (32-bit)
If you have created a number of Solaris Volume Manager (SVM) soft partitions sequentially on an underlying device, then removed one of the soft partitions and then recreated the soft partition at a different size, it is possible that the new soft partition overlaps other soft partitions.
Example outputs for metadevice d64.
Before removing and recreating d64:
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