SunSHIELD Basic Security Module Guide

The Allocate Error State

The allocate error state is mentioned in the man pages for the allocate components. An allocatable device is in the allocate error state if it is owned by user bin and group bin with a device-special file mode of 0100. If a user wants to allocate a device that is in the allocate error state, you should try to force the deallocation of the device, using the deallocate command with the -F option, or use allocate -U to assign it to the user, then investigate any error messages that display. When the problems with the device are corrected, you must rerun the deallocate -F or allocate -F commands to clear the allocate error state from the device.