7.126 (x86 Only) Solaris 10 Kernel Panic on Some AMD Systems

Virtual machines with the guest operating system Solaris 10 may experience kernel panic on systems with AMD processors. Kernel panic has been seen in Solaris 10 9/10 (Update 9) and Solaris 10 8/11 (Update 10).

Workaround: To work around this issue:

  1. During the installation or first time boot up, edit the grub menu and append the -kd kernel boot parameter.

  2. Continue with the boot to run the Solaris kmdb. When the following screen prompt is displayed:

    Welcome to kmdb 

    Enter the command:

    cmi_no_init/W 1

    Enter the following to continue the installation or system boot:

  3. After Solaris is installed and booted up, append the following line to the /etc/system file to make this change persistent across system reboot.

    set cmi_no_init = 1

Bug 13332538