Solaris Common Messages and Troubleshooting Guide

Bad address


The system encountered a hardware fault in attempting to access a parameter of a programming function.


Check the address to see if it resulted from supplying the wrong device or option to a command. If that is not the problem, contact the vendor or author of the program for an update.

Technical Notes

This error could occur any time a function that takes a pointer argument is passed an invalid address. Because processors differ in their ability to detect bad addresses, on some architectures, passing bad addresses can result in undefined behaviors.

The symbolic name for this error is EFAULT, errno=14.