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1.  Before You Begin

2.  Installation Issues

3.  Update Issues

4.  Runtime Issues

Firmware Issues

x86: Some Systems With BIOS Firmware Do Not Boot If the EFI_PMBR Entry in the Master Boot Record Is Not Active (7174841)

SPARC: GPT Labeled Disk Support

x86: Booting in UEFI Mode From the ISO Image Is Very Slow

x86: Oracle Solaris Does Not Boot on Disks With More Than Two-Terabyte LUN/Disk With 4 GB Emulex and Qlogic FC HBA Cards (7187083, 7188696)

System Configuration Issues

Custom SMF Site Profiles Should Be Placed in a Subdirectory (7074277)

sysconfig configure Command With the -c Option Flattens Directory Tree (7094123)

SPARC: System Fails to Boot an iSCSI LUN on an iSCSI Storage Array (7148479)

File System Issues

zfs set/inherit mountpoint Shows a Failure Message on Oracle Solaris 10 Branded Zones (7195977)

System Reboots Continuously Because of a ZFS-Related Panic (7191375)

Issues When Replacing or Using New Advanced Format Disk Drives on Oracle Solaris Systems

Lack of a Power Safe Feature on Certain Models of Advanced Format 512e Disk Drives Can Result in Data Loss

Installation and Boot Support on 4kn Disks on SPARC Systems Requires a Specific PROM Version

System Administration Issues

RDSv3 Support Is Required for Successful HCA DR Operation (7098279)

zoneadm attach Command Might Hang With the -a and -n Options (7089182)

svccfg validate Command Fails on a Split Manifest (7054816)

SPARC: System Fails to Boot When SP Is in Degraded Mode (6983290)

Sporadic Runtime Failures in an OpenMP Application (7088304)

32-bit: PCSXREG Triggers EINVAL Error for YMM and Floating-Point Registers (7187582)

Incorrect Disk Can Be Selected by Interactive Installers When Two Disks With the Same volname Exist (7195880)

FCoE Port Is Not Online After Creation (7191873)

asr-notify Is in Maintenance Mode If Incorrect ASR Properties Are Specified (7195227)

x86: cfgadm -c configure and hotplug enable Commands Fail to Configure a Hotplug or PCIe EM Slot (7198763)

Networking Issues

SPARC: IPsec Packet Might Be Dropped on T2 and T3 Series Platforms (7184712)

System Might Hang When Running the tshark Command on an Interface With Network Traffic (7202371)

Network Is Unreachable for the First Time After an Installation When Switching From Automatic NCP to DefaultFixed NCP (15824547)

Desktop Issues

Evolution Application Crashes After New Installation (7077180)

SPARC: Desktop Issues With USB Keyboard, Mouse, and Physical Monitor (7024285)

D-Bus System Daemon Has a Small File Descriptor Limit for Sun Ray or XDMCP Server Use (7194070)

Graphics and Imaging Issues

x86: Bitmapped Console Is Not Shown Properly on the NVIDIA Graphics Chipset (7106238)

x86: Bundled Driver Panics When X Server Is Started in UEFI Mode (7116675)

Performance Issues

x86: ZFS Pool Information Becomes Stale After Running the stmsboot Command With -e Option (7168262)

Performance of an Uncached Random Write Workload on a Pool of SSD Devices Is Low (7185015)

Hardware Issues

x86: CPU Power Level Warnings During System Boot (7146341)

SPARC: Devices on PCI Box Cannot Be Configured by hotplug on Fujitsu M10 Systems (7196117)

Localization Issues

Non-GTK Applications Fail to Connect to ATOK Language Engine on Non-UTF-8 Locales (7082766)

A.  Previously Documented Bugs That Are Fixed in the Oracle Solaris 11.1 Release

Desktop Issues

This section describes desktop issues in the Oracle Solaris 11.1 release.

Evolution Application Crashes After New Installation (7077180)

The Evolution email application does not start after installing Oracle Solaris.

Workaround: After installing Evolution, log out and log in again. The application will start successfully.

SPARC: Desktop Issues With USB Keyboard, Mouse, and Physical Monitor (7024285)

When using a physical keyboard, mouse, or monitor, repeated attempts to open and use a terminal window on the Oracle Solaris Desktop can result in loss of characters and mouse control.

This issue might occur because of errors caused by missing microframes. These errors occur when full or low-speed USB 1.0 or 1.1 keyboard and mouse devices are connected to the USB ports on a system under an onboard USB 2.0 hub. However, these errors do not occur when the keyboard and the mouse devices are connected to a system USB port, which is in turn connected to an internal hub that is manually bound to the ohci (USB 1.0 or 1.1) driver.

Note - If you are using a virtual keyboard and mouse, all devices under the hub are forced to run at low speed. The devices will still work, but they run at a lower USB 1.0 or 1.1 speed.

Workaround: Set the value for the ehci-port-forced-to-companion variable in the /kernel/drv/ehci.conf file. The value of this variable is used by the ehci (USB 2.0) driver to release control of a particular port on the USB controller.

The value of the ehci-port-forced-to-companion variable differs based on the type of platform and the type of USB device used. The following table lists the recommended usage of USB connectors and the corresponding value of the ehci-port-forced-to-companion variable.

Table 4-1 Recommended Usage of USB Connectors and Values

SPARC Platform
Type of USB Device
Recommended Usage of USB Connectors
Value of the ehci-port-forced-to-companion Variable in the /kernel/drv/ehci.conf File
T3-1, T3-2, T4-1, T4-2
Physical keyboard or mouse
Use the front USB connector
T3-4, T4-4
Physical keyboard or mouse
Use the rear USB connector
T3-1, T4-1, T3-2, T4-2, T3-4, T4-4
Virtual keyboard or mouse

To implement the workaround, perform the following steps:

  1. Connect the USB devices.

    The recommended USB connectors for the devices on various platforms are listed in Table 4-1.

  2. Set the value of the ehci-port-forced-to-companion variable in the /kernel/drv/ehci.conf file.

    For example, if the SPARC platform is T3–4 and you are using a physical keyboard, set ehci-port-forced-to-companion=3.

    For information about the value that you can set for this variable, see Table 4-1.

  3. Reboot the system.

    # init 6

D-Bus System Daemon Has a Small File Descriptor Limit for Sun Ray or XDMCP Server Use (7194070)

When using a Sun Ray or an XDMCP server, the D-Bus system daemon uses several file descriptors for each display. The default file descriptor limit of 256 allows only a few simultaneous client connections. A Sun Ray or an XDMCP server running on Oracle Solaris 11.1 will stop managing new displays when the file descriptor limit is exceeded.

The file descriptor limit might exceed after 30 to 40 client connections. This number can vary depending on the type of programs and panel applets used in desktop sessions.

Workaround: Increase the file descriptor limit in the /lib/svc/method/svc-dbus file to support Sun Ray or XDMCP use.

Modify line 40 in the /lib/svc/method/svc-dbus file from:

/usr/lib/dbus-daemon --system


ulimit -S -n 8192 ; /usr/lib/dbus-daemon --system