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Troubleshooting System Administration Issues in Oracle® Solaris 11.3

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Updated: October 2017

System Message Formats

System messages display on the console device. The text of most system messages has the following format:

[ID msgid facility.]

For example:

[ID 672855 kern.notice] syncing file systems...

If the message originated in the kernel, the kernel module name is displayed. For example:

Oct 1 14:07:24 mars ufs: [ID 845546 kern.notice] alloc: /: file system full 

When a system crashes, it might display a panic message on the system console, formatted as follows:

panic: error message

Less frequently, the following message might be displayed instead of the panic message:

Watchdog reset !