Cares to be taken when running explorer(1M) with tmpfs(7FS) as alternative output directory. (Doc ID 2138571.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 3/05 HW1 and later
Explorer Data Collector - Version 6.4 and later
Services Tools Bundle - STB - Version 5.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Oracle Explorer Data Collector collects various system configuration data and logs. The output files are gathered in a output directory. By default, this output directory is in /var/tmp.

explorer(1M) command line also allows user to specific an output directory, via the "-t" switch:

 

This can overwhelm the tmpfs(7FS) and hence exhaust the available memory on the system. This can result in various out of memory symptoms, such as:

 

Cause

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