Solaris Common Messages and Troubleshooting Guide

Data fault


This error is a kind of BAD TRAP that usually causes a system panic. When this message appears after a BAD TRAP message, a system text or data access fault probably occurred. [See the message BAD TRAP for more information.] In the absence of a BAD TRAP message, this message might indicate a user text or data access fault. Data loss is possible, if the problem occurs other than at boot time.


Make sure the machine can reboot, then check the log file /var/adm/messages for hints about what went wrong.