Forcing a System Crash dump on Solaris 11.3 x64 Servers may fail with "PTE space exhausted" (Doc ID 2208471.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 29, 2016

Applies to:

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

Symptoms

If the described issue occurs, a forced dump such as "reboot -d" will fail with the following error: 

Pressing any key does not reboot the system. The system has to be rebooted from the iLOM. No crash dump file will be generated or saved under /var/crash when this issue is encountered.

Cause

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