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Luxadm Inquiry Fails With Invalid Pathname (Doc ID 1962641.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 24, 2017

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 3/05 to 11.2 [Release 10.0 to 11.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The 'luxadm' display and inq commands are only showing the non rewind device correctly on x86 systems. 

Here's an example where the 'luxadm display' command correctly shows the no rewind device (10n)

root# luxadm display /dev/rmt/10n
DEVICE PROPERTIES for tape: /dev/rmt/10n
Vendor: HP
Product ID: 5 Ultrium SCSI
Revision: I57Z
Serial Num: F0AXXXXXXX
Device Type: Tape device
Path (s):

/devices/pci <> 0,0/pci8086,XX0e<>7/pci10XX,171<>0/fp@0,0/tape<>w500308c0aXXXXXXX,0:n
Controller / dev / cfg / c4
Device Address 500308c0aXXXXXXX,0
Host controller port WWN 21000024fXXXXXXX


Here's an example of the same 'luxadm display' command failing on the same device but with rewind (10):

root# luxadm display /dev/rmt/10
Error: Invalid pathname (/dev/rmt/10)

And here's an example of a similar 'luxadm inq' command failing on the same device, with the same error returned:

root# luxadm inq /dev/rmt/10
Error: Invalid pathname (/dev/rmt/10)



 This is only seen on the Solaris x86 platform.  It is not seen with Solaris running on sparc architecture.


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