luupgrade Fails With Core Dump Assertion failed: nvlist_lookup_uint64_array(nvroot, "stats", (uint64_t **)&vs, &vsc) == 0, file store_pool.c, line 224 (Doc ID 1541082.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 9/10 U9 to 10 8/11 U10 [Release 10.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Solaris 10 10/09 U8 version, Install and Upgrade

When attempting to upgrade server from Solaris 10_u9 release 10/09  to Solaris 10_u10 09/10 using Live Upgrade. After replacing the original Live Upgrade packages with those from the 09/10 installation DVD image and have applied all the patches recommended by documentation on the Oracle support site still receiving the same error message below. The ABE is successfully created, but the upgrade fails almost immediately with core dump using a DVD image downloaded from official sources. It is mounted via a lofi device.

ERROR
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STEPS
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The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Replace the original Live Upgrade packages with those from the 09/10 installation DVD image
2. Perform lucreatesuccessfully.
3. run luupgrade.

BUSINESS IMPACT
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One is unable to upgrade Solaris from 10/09 to 09/10 using Live Upgrade.

Cause

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