Solaris Common Messages and Troubleshooting Guide

Frequently Duplicated Parts of Messages

Many messages you see are actually combined messages, often beginning with a program name. The five error messages in the following example are basically the same, even though the command names are different.

Rather than document this message at least five times, it appears in this book as the message "out of memory." Messages that contain colons (:) are often combined messages, and you might find that explanations of message sections are available separately.

If you don't find the beginning of a message in the book, and the message contains colons, search for other parts of the message.