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Incorrect values reported in system load averages (Doc ID 2024118.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 5/08 U5 to 11.1 [Release 10.0 to 11.0]
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (32-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86 (32-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)

Symptoms

Load averages reported by commands like prstat and uptime show very high and incorrect values.

If the described issue occurs, we may see outputs like this:




Cause

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