Solaris 10 8/11 Hangs on Boot From Hardware RAID 1 or RAID 1E Mirrors On SPARC CMT Systems (Doc ID 1363950.1)

Last updated on JULY 01, 2016

Applies to:

SPARC T4-2 - Version Not Applicable and later
SPARC T3-2 - Version Not Applicable and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

After creation of HW RAID mirror using internal disks Solaris 10 8/11 is then freshly installed onto this.

Upon first boot the system will hang during boot like:

{0} ok boot -v
Boot device: /pci@400/pci@2/pci@0/pci@e/scsi@0/disk@w37665d8b76fbe367,0:a File and args: -v^M
|^M|^H/^H-^H\^H|^H/^H-^H\^H|^H/^H-^H\^H|^H/^H-^H\^H|^H/^Hmodule /platform/sun4v/kernel/sparcv9/unix: text at [0x1000000, 0x10c1c1d] data a
t 0x1800000^M
module /platform/sun4v/kernel/sparcv9/genunix: text at [0x10c1c20, 0x12a6b77] data at 0x1935f40^M
module /platform/sun4v/kernel/misc/sparcv9/platmod: text at [0x12a6b78, 0x12a6b8f] data at 0x198d598^M
module /platform/sun4v/kernel/cpu/sparcv9/SPARC-T3: text at [0x12a6b90, 0x12adecf] data at 0x198dcc0^M
^MSunOS Release 5.10 Version Generic_147440-01 64-bit^M
Copyright (c) 1983, 2011, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.^M
-^H\^H|^H/^H-^H\^H|^H/^H-^H\^H|^H/^H-^H\^H|^H/^H-^H\^H|^H/^H-^H\^H|^H/^H-^H\^H|^H/^H-^H\^H|^H/^H-Ethernet address = 0:21:28:bb:24:9c^
|^H/^H-^H\^H|^H/^H-^H\^H|^H/^H-^H\^H|^H/^H-^H\^H|^H/^H-^H\^H|^H/^H-^H\^H|^H/^H-^H\^H|^H/^H-^H\^H|^H/^H-^H\^H|^H/^H-^H\^H|^Hmem = 66584576K
(0xfe0000000)^M
avail mem = 66196578304^M
root nexus = SPARC T3-2^M
pseudo0 at root^M
pseudo0 is /pseudo^M
scsi_vhci0 at root^M
scsi_vhci0 is /scsi_vhci^M
px0 at root: 0x400 0x0^M
px0 is /pci@400^M
PCI Express-device: pci@2, pcieb1^M
pcieb1 is /pci@400/pci@2^M
PCIE-device: pci@0, pcieb10^M
pcieb10 is /pci@400/pci@2/pci@0^M
PCIE-device: pci@0, pcieb10^M
PCIE-device: pci@e, pcieb14^M
pcieb14 is /pci@400/pci@2/pci@0/pci@e^M
PCIE-device: pci@e, pcieb14^M
/pci@400/pci@2/pci@0/pci@e/scsi@0 (mpt_sas0):^M
mptsas0 supports power management.^M
/pci@400/pci@2/pci@0/pci@e/scsi@0 (mpt_sas0):^M
mptsas0 supports power management.^M
/pci@400/pci@2/pci@0/pci@e/scsi@0 (mpt_sas0):^M
mpt0 Firmware version v5.0.17.0 (?)^M
/pci@400/pci@2/pci@0/pci@e/scsi@0 (mpt_sas0):^M
mpt0: IOC Operational.^M
PCIE-device: scsi@0, mpt_sas0^M
mpt_sas0 is /pci@400/pci@2/pci@0/pci@e/scsi@0^M
PCIE-device: scsi@0, mpt_sas0^M
mpt_sas1 at mpt_sas0: scsi-iport 1^M
mpt_sas1 is /pci@400/pci@2/pci@0/pci@e/scsi@0/iport@1^M
/pci@400/pci@2/pci@0/pci@e/scsi@0/iport@1 (mpt_sas1) online^M
/pci@400/pci@2/pci@0/pci@e/scsi@0 (mpt_sas0):^M
Volume 905 is optimal^M
px1 at root: 0x500 0x0^M
px1 is /pci@500^M
PCI Express-device: pci@2, pcieb16^M
pcieb16 is /pci@500/pci@2^M
PCIE-device: pci@0, pcieb21^M
pcieb21 is /pci@500/pci@2/pci@0^M
PCIE-device: pci@0, pcieb21^M
mpt_sas2 at mpt_sas0: scsi-iport 2^M
mpt_sas2 is /pci@400/pci@2/pci@0/pci@e/scsi@0/iport@2^M
/pci@400/pci@2/pci@0/pci@e/scsi@0/iport@2 (mpt_sas2) online^M
mpt_sas3 at mpt_sas0: scsi-iport 80^M
mpt_sas3 is /pci@400/pci@2/pci@0/pci@e/scsi@0/iport@80^M
/pci@400/pci@2/pci@0/pci@e/scsi@0/iport@80 (mpt_sas3) online^M
sd0 at mpt_sas3: unit-address p7,0: p7,0^M
sd0 is /pci@400/pci@2/pci@0/pci@e/scsi@0/iport@80/cdrom@p7,0^M
/pci@400/pci@2/pci@0/pci@e/scsi@0/iport@80/cdrom@p7,0 (sd0) online^M

The last line displayed will be the cdrom entry above.

Cause

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