The command add_drv(1M) can fail to add a new device driver if there are problems with the /etc/name_to_major file. (Doc ID 1363313.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8.0 to 10 8/11 U10 [Release 8.0 to 10.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

While attempting to add a new driver it can fail with the following error:


# /usr/sbin/add_drv -v -f -m '* 0666 root sys' llt
drvconfig: modctl failed to add major number binding.
exit status = -1
No such device or address


Cause

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