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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

Firmware Issues

This section describes firmware issues in the Oracle Solaris 11.1 release.

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

Some systems with BIOS firmware will not boot if the EFI_PMBR entry in the master boot record, which is the only partition, is not active. After installing Oracle Solaris 11.1, the system does not boot. The following message is displayed:

No Active Partition Found

Possible Cause 1: The system firmware incorrectly handles the boot disk, because the boot disk is partitioned with the GUID Partition Table (GPT) partitioning scheme.

Workaround 1: Invoke the fdisk program and then activate the Protective Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) partition on the boot disk.

Possible Cause 2: The system was originally installed in UEFI mode but rebooted in legacy (BIOS) mode.

Workaround 2: Install the system in legacy mode by changing the firmware setup option, for example, by selecting “Boot Mode” or a similar option.

SPARC: GPT Labeled Disk Support

GPT labeled disk support is available on SPARC based systems. The following table describes the supported firmware for SPARC platforms.

SPARC Platform
At least version 9.1
At least version 9.1
At least version 8.4

If your SPARC T4, T5, or M5 system has older firmware, perform the following steps to download the updated firmware from My Oracle Support:

  1. Sign in to My Oracle Support.

  2. Click the Patches & Updates tab.

  3. In the Patch Search box, select the Product or Family (Advanced) search option.

  4. In the Product is field, enter a partial product name to display a list of possible matches, and then select the product name.

  5. Select one or more releases from the Release is drop-down menu.

  6. Click the Search button to display a list of available downloads that are listed as patches.

  7. Select the patch name that you want to download.

    The download page is displayed.

  8. Click Download.

Note - If you do not have permissions to download the patch, see the How Patches and Updates Entitlement Works knowledge article that is available on MOS.

For more information, see Boot Support for EFI (GPT) Labeled Disks in Oracle Solaris 11.1 Administration: ZFS File Systems.

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

Booting in UEFI mode from the ISO image is very slow, which is a known Oracle VM VirtualBox firmware issue.

Workaround: None.

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)

On x86 systems, Oracle Solaris does not boot on disks with more than 2 TB LUN/Disk with 4 GB Emulex and Qlogic FC HBA cards.

The following error message is displayed for Emulex FC HBA cards:

error: no such device: 07528c2afbec7b00.
Entering rescue mode...
grub rescue>  ls
(hd0) (hd0,gpt9) (hd0,gpt2) (hd0,gpt1) (hd1)
grub rescue>

No error message is displayed during the OS boot with Qlogic FC HBA cards. The boot fails silently because disks with more than 2 TB LUNs are invisible to the boot loader.

Workaround: Ensure that the system boot volume is less than 2 TB.