Oracle VTS may generate "Return value is -1" errors when run on M3000/M4000/M5000/M8000/M9000 platform where SPARC64 VII+ cpus are installed (Doc ID 1381431.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Sun SPARC Enterprise M3000 Server - Version Not Applicable to Not Applicable [Release N/A]
Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000-32 Server - Version Not Applicable to Not Applicable [Release N/A]
Sun SPARC Enterprise M4000 Server - Version Not Applicable to Not Applicable [Release N/A]
Sun SPARC Enterprise M8000 Server - Version Not Applicable to Not Applicable [Release N/A]
Sun SPARC Enterprise M5000 Server - Version Not Applicable to Not Applicable [Release N/A]
Sun SPARC Sun OS

Symptoms

While running Oracle Validation Test Suite (previously known as SunVTS diagnostic tool) on Mx00 series (OPL systems, M3000 to M9000) some events may be logged by VTS about installed cpus:

11/26/11 12:22:38 testsyst01 SunVTS7.0ps8: VTSID 8005 fputest.FATAL cpu-unit28: "VTS sysinfo library function vts_tlib_get_cpu_impl failed; Return value is -1; "
11/26/11 12:22:38 testsyst01 SunVTS7.0ps8: VTSID 8005 fputest.FATAL cpu-unit49: "VTS sysinfo library function vts_tlib_get_cpu_impl failed; Return value is -1; "
11/26/11 12:22:38 testsyst01 SunVTS7.0ps8: VTSID 8005 fputest.FATAL cpu-unit54: "VTS sysinfo library function vts_tlib_get_cpu_impl failed; Return value is -1; "
11/26/11 12:22:38 testsyst01 SunVTS7.0ps8: VTSID 8005 fputest.FATAL cpu-unit59: "VTS sysinfo library function vts_tlib_get_cpu_impl failed; Return value is -1; "
11/26/11 12:22:38 testsyst01 SunVTS7.0ps8: VTSID 8005 fputest.FATAL cpu-unit30: "VTS sysinfo library function vts_tlib_get_cpu_impl failed; Return value is -1; "
11/26/11 12:22:38 testsyst01 SunVTS7.0ps8: VTSID 8005 fputest.FATAL cpu-unit24: "VTS sysinfo library function vts_tlib_get_cpu_impl failed; Return value is -1; "
11/26/11 12:22:38 testsyst01 SunVTS7.0ps8: VTSID 8005 fputest.FATAL cpu-unit31: "VTS sysinfo library function vts_tlib_get_cpu_impl failed; Return value is -1; "


or

03/28/11 20:44:37 testsyst02 SunVTS7.0ps7: VTSID 4071 Processor.systest.WARNING system: "Testlib call vts_tlib_get_onln_cpus() failed:return value -1;."
03/28/11 20:44:37 testsyst02 SunVTS7.0ps7: VTSID 4072 Processor.systest.WARNING system: "Assuming CPU type as UNKNOWN. No isolation will be done."
03/28/11 20:53:37 testsyst02 SunVTS7.0ps7: VTSID 8024 Processor.mptest.FATAL mp: Testlib call vts_tlib_get_onln_cpus failed:Return value -1 and error cause.


while no event/error is detected by XSCF and by domain side FMA.

Cause

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