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Oracle Solaris Ksplice Interim Diagnostic Relief (Doc ID 2820575.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 28, 2022

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 11.4 to 11.4 [Release 11.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

Oracle Solaris 11.4 includes the capability to modify a running kernel, this is under the 'Ksplice' heading. Interim diagnostic relief (IDR) is a mechanism to deliver bug fixes (and diagnostic binaries) to an installed Oracle Solaris 11.4 system. Some of the fixes delivered by IDRs maybe suitable to be delivered as Ksplice IDRs. This means that an IDR can be installed while a system is running.

The current mechanisms for install and uninstall packages is used for IDRs and the same holds true for a Ksplice IDR.

Solution

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In this Document
Goal
Solution
 How to install a Ksplice IDR
 Examining the SMF log
 Disabling a splice
 Splice status
 Uninstalling a Ksplice IDR
 What happens during the install of the Ksplice IDR ?


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