Solaris system panic in genunix:mod_rele_dev_by_major {XXX} (Doc ID 1541387.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

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

Goal

To correctly identify the cause of the the Solaris panic which has the following signature: panic in genunix:mod_rele_dev_by_major <XXX>

Where XXX is the number of the device driver ( can be looked up in /etc/name_to_major )

The panic stack will most likely contain the following functions in the stack trace.

Solution

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