Solaris Modular Debugger Guide

Limitations on Examining Crash Dump Files

Crash dumps from Solaris 7 and earlier releases may only be examined with the aid of the libkvm from the corresponding operating system release. If a crash dump from one operating system release is examined using the dmods from a different operating system release, changes in the kernel implementation may prevent some dcmds or walkers from working properly. MDB will issue a warning message if it detects this condition. Crash dumps from Solaris Intel systems may not be examined on Solaris SPARC systems, and vice-versa.