'sar' command returns strange metrics occassionally for non-global zones (Doc ID 1395567.1)

Last updated on APRIL 12, 2013

Applies to:

Solaris SPARC Operating System - Version 10 3/05 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Running 'sar' in the non-global zones returns seemingly random output

00:00:01 %usr %sys %wio %idle
01:00:00 2 1 0 97
02:00:00 1 1 0 99
03:00:00 1 1 0 98
04:00:01 4 7 0 90
05:00:01 1 1 0 99
06:00:00 1 2 0 97
07:00:01 1 4 0 95
08:00:01 1086 772 0 1191255
08:20:00 2 4 0 94
08:40:01 5 4 0 91
09:00:01 8 5 0 86
09:20:01 6 6 0 88
09:40:01 3576333 155 0 2483
10:00:00 3060 1222 0 3578421
10:20:01 4677 3573482 0 3575510
10:40:00 5 4 0 91

 

Cause

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