Solaris x86/x86_64 Guest: FORMAT Utility Crash When Used on a Virtual Disk Greater Than 2TB (Doc ID 1906486.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle VM - Version 3.1.1 and later
Solaris Operating System - Version 10 3/05 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When trying to use the format utility to format a disk greater than 2TB as UFS on a Solaris VM guest running on Oracle VM, the format utility crashed and dumped a core file, with an error such as:

 

Cause

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