Solaris 10 and 11 Systems May Panic in pollhead_delete() with the fix for BUG 15739258 Installed

(Doc ID 1599552.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 01, 2016

Applies to:

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


Note 1: If the system panics in pollhead_delete() and the Kernel revision is earlier than the following, please refer to Doc ID 1537672.1.
  • SPARC 5.10: 150400-01
  • x86/x64 5.10: 150401-01
  • Solaris 11.1: SRU 9 

This document covers a different bug encountered while calling pollhead_delete().


Note 2: See Alert Doc 'Issues In Solaris 10 and Solaris 11.1 May Cause a System Panic ('devpoll_clean_fd') or A Network Outage (Doc ID 1619580.1)' which also describes this problem


There are two primary symptoms; (1) panic or (2) hang/deadlock.

Should the issue described be encountered, the system will panic in pollhead_delete.  The panicing stack will look similar to the following:

In mdb the following will be seen:



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