Solaris Common Messages and Troubleshooting Guide

Value too large for defined data type


The user ID or group ID of an IPC object or file system object was too large to be stored in an appropriate member of the caller-provided structure.


Run the application on a newer system, or ask the program's author to fix this condition.

Technical Notes

This error occurs only on systems that support a larger range of user or group ID values than a declared member structure can support. This condition usually occurs because the IPC or file system object resides on a remote machine with a larger value of type uid_t, off_t, or gid_t than that of the local system.

The symbolic name for this error is EOVERFLOW, errno=79.