Solaris Cluster: "pmfadm: Cannot get project ID" Error After Patching (Doc ID 1420615.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 23, 2012

Applies to:

Solaris Cluster - Version: 3.1 to 3.3U1 05/11 - Release: 3.1 to 3.3
Oracle Solaris on x86 (32-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)


After installing patches, some cluster resources are failing to start when booting the Solaris Cluster server into cluster mode. The following error is reported on the console by pmfadm , which prevents pmfadm from operating normally.

pmfadm: Cannot get project ID
Usage: pmfadm
        pmfadm -c <name> [-a <action>] [-n <retries>] [-t <period>]
                [[-e <env var>]... | E] [-C <level>] <cmd...> [args...]
        pmfadm -m <name> [-n <retries>] [-t <period>]
        pmfadm -s <name> [-w <timeout>] [<signal>]
        pmfadm -k <name> [-w <timeout>] [<signal>]
        pmfadm -l <name> [-h <host>]
        pmfadm -L [-h <host>]
        pmfadm -q <name> [-h <host>]

                <name> == Identifier for process
                <retries> == Number of retries allowed (def: 0)
                <period> == Mins over which to count retries (def: INF)
                <env var> == One environmental variable in format "ENV = env"
                <timeout> == Number seconds to wait for completion
                <host> == Host (def: localhost)
                <level> == Level of child processes to monitor
                <action> == <scriptname> (def: none)
                <cmd> == Process to start and monitor

This can also be checked by using the `id -p` command.  A server operating normally will report the user, group, and project entries in parentheses, as in the following example.

# id -p
uid=0(root) gid=0(root) projid=1(user.root)

When a server is affected by this problem it will not report the project entry, as in the following example.

# id -p
uid=0(root) gid=0(root) projid=1


Installing patch 140787-02 causes the error to occur.


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