kstat reports incorrect pp_kernel values. (Doc ID 1911062.1)

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.

Symptoms

 On a live system, pp_kernel is reported as a value larger then physmem.


       # kstat -p | grep pp_kernel
       unix:0:system_pages:pp_kernel   4293995436


      # kstat -p | grep physmem
      unix:0:system_pages:physmem     16487083


The kstat-p.out file in the netinfo directory in explorer can also be used to check this parameter

Cause

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