Solaris 11 Systems Appear To Hang While Capturing Network Packets (Doc ID 1543154.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 01, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 11.1 to 11.1 [Release 11.0]
Oracle Solaris on x86 (32-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)

Symptoms

Solaris 11 systems become unresponsive to any network activity when running packet capturing tools like

Should the issue be encountered, the system will no longer respond to network activity such as ping, telnet, ftp, ssh, etc.

Running ifconfig(1M) or dladm(1M) at the same time as packet capturing could result in the host appearing to hang. E.g. when running

A system crash dump is required to confirm the cause.

Cause

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