Solaris kstat_chain_id can overflow and produce incorrect kstat output

(Doc ID 2122942.1)

Last updated on APRIL 01, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris SPARC Operating System - Version 8.0 to 11.3 [Release 8.0 to 11.0]
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)

Symptoms

kstat is only producing two lines of output for every kstat measured.

Changes

 kstat_chain_id is a signed integer kernel variable of 32 bit. When it overflowed, kstat will only produce two lines of report for every kstats measured

 

Cause

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