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1.  Before You Begin

2.  Installation Issues

3.  Update Issues

4.  Runtime Issues

Firmware Issues

x86: Some Systems With BIOS Firmware Do Not Boot If the EFI_PMBR Entry in the Master Boot Record Is Not Active (7174841)

SPARC: GPT Labeled Disk Support

x86: Booting in UEFI Mode From the ISO Image Is Very Slow

x86: Oracle Solaris Does Not Boot on Disks With More Than Two-Terabyte LUN/Disk With 4 GB Emulex and Qlogic FC HBA Cards (7187083, 7188696)

System Configuration Issues

Custom SMF Site Profiles Should Be Placed in a Subdirectory (7074277)

sysconfig configure Command With the -c Option Flattens Directory Tree (7094123)

SPARC: System Fails to Boot an iSCSI LUN on an iSCSI Storage Array (7148479)

File System Issues

zfs set/inherit mountpoint Shows a Failure Message on Oracle Solaris 10 Branded Zones (7195977)

System Reboots Continuously Because of a ZFS-Related Panic (7191375)

Issues When Replacing or Using New Advanced Format Disk Drives on Oracle Solaris Systems

Lack of a Power Safe Feature on Certain Models of Advanced Format 512e Disk Drives Can Result in Data Loss

Installation and Boot Support on 4kn Disks on SPARC Systems Requires a Specific PROM Version

System Administration Issues

RDSv3 Support Is Required for Successful HCA DR Operation (7098279)

zoneadm attach Command Might Hang With the -a and -n Options (7089182)

svccfg validate Command Fails on a Split Manifest (7054816)

SPARC: System Fails to Boot When SP Is in Degraded Mode (6983290)

Sporadic Runtime Failures in an OpenMP Application (7088304)

32-bit: PCSXREG Triggers EINVAL Error for YMM and Floating-Point Registers (7187582)

Incorrect Disk Can Be Selected by Interactive Installers When Two Disks With the Same volname Exist (7195880)

FCoE Port Is Not Online After Creation (7191873)

asr-notify Is in Maintenance Mode If Incorrect ASR Properties Are Specified (7195227)

x86: cfgadm -c configure and hotplug enable Commands Fail to Configure a Hotplug or PCIe EM Slot (7198763)

Networking Issues

SPARC: IPsec Packet Might Be Dropped on T2 and T3 Series Platforms (7184712)

System Might Hang When Running the tshark Command on an Interface With Network Traffic (7202371)

Network Is Unreachable for the First Time After an Installation When Switching From Automatic NCP to DefaultFixed NCP (15824547)

Desktop Issues

Evolution Application Crashes After New Installation (7077180)

SPARC: Desktop Issues With USB Keyboard, Mouse, and Physical Monitor (7024285)

D-Bus System Daemon Has a Small File Descriptor Limit for Sun Ray or XDMCP Server Use (7194070)

Graphics and Imaging Issues

x86: Bitmapped Console Is Not Shown Properly on the NVIDIA Graphics Chipset (7106238)

x86: Bundled Driver Panics When X Server Is Started in UEFI Mode (7116675)

Performance Issues

x86: ZFS Pool Information Becomes Stale After Running the stmsboot Command With -e Option (7168262)

Performance of an Uncached Random Write Workload on a Pool of SSD Devices Is Low (7185015)

Hardware Issues

x86: CPU Power Level Warnings During System Boot (7146341)

SPARC: Devices on PCI Box Cannot Be Configured by hotplug on Fujitsu M10 Systems (7196117)

Localization Issues

Non-GTK Applications Fail to Connect to ATOK Language Engine on Non-UTF-8 Locales (7082766)

A.  Previously Documented Bugs That Are Fixed in the Oracle Solaris 11.1 Release

System Configuration Issues

This section describes system configuration issues in the Oracle Solaris 11.1 release.

Custom SMF Site Profiles Should Be Placed in a Subdirectory (7074277)

When an Oracle Solaris instance is unconfigured, the custom SMF site profiles in the /etc/svc/profile/site directory are deleted.

Workaround: During unconfiguration, place the custom site profiles to be preserved in a subdirectory of the /etc/svc/profile/site directory.

sysconfig configure Command With the -c Option Flattens Directory Tree (7094123)

For system reconfiguration purposes, the sysconfig configure command has a -c option that can take a directory as a parameter. This directory can contain subdirectories with system configuration profiles in them.

Due to the flattening of the directory structure, if any files within the directory tree have the same name, then one of these files is used to reconfigure the system. As a result, the system would be partially reconfigured using one of the profiles. For example, assume that you have the following directory structure:


If you execute the sysconfig command with the -c option, the system is partially reconfigured by using only one of the profiles.

# sysconfig configure -c directory-name

Workaround: Ensure that each profile has an unique name regardless of its location in the directory tree. For example:


SPARC: System Fails to Boot an iSCSI LUN on an iSCSI Storage Array (7148479)

Oracle Solaris fails to boot an iSCSI LUN on an iSCSI storage array. The following error message is displayed:

OpenBoot 4.33.5.a, 4096 MB memory installed, Serial #10027306.
Ethernet address 0:b:5d:e2:1:2a, Host ID: 8099012a.

Rebooting with command: boot
100 Mbps full duplex  Link up
Boot device: net:host-ip=,
File and args: kmdb
100 Mbps full duplex  Link up
Can't read disk label.
Can't open disk label package
ERROR: /packages/obp-tftp: Could not open /iscsi-hba/disk


Boot load failed

{0} ok

Workaround: If the iSCSI boot parameters are too long, modify them as network boot parameters.

For example, the command to perform an iSCSI boot in Open Boot PROM (OBP) mode is:

{0} ok boot net:'iSCSI boot parameters'

where net is a device alias for a value similar to /pci@780/pci@0/pci@1/network@0.

The iSCSI boot string is therefore very long and the string can easily reach the 255–byte limitation.


To boot your system on an iSCSI LUN, modify the iSCSI boot parameters as network boot parameters.

{0} ok setenv network-boot-arguments host-ip=client-IP,