Sparc2+GX crashes without messages - SUMMARY

From: Kevin Brighton (
Date: Fri Jul 26 1991 - 15:37:00 CDT

The problem appears to be a bug in the kernel for the SS2. There is
a patch for it:

Patch-ID# 100232-01
Keywords: crash, cpu, light, goes, off, screen, black, sparcstation 2, sunos, 4.1.1
Synopsis:Sparcstation 2 running SunOS 4.1.1 crashes under some applications

Date: 28/Feb/91
SunOS release:
Unbundled Product:
Unbundled Release:
Topic: Sparcstation 2, SS2, crash, blank, screen, powercycle
BugId's fixed with this patch: 1050558

Architectures for which this patch is available: sun4c

Patches which may conflict with this patch:

Obsoleted by:

Problem Description:
It has been reported that large applications that run fine under SunOS 4.1.1
on the SS-1 / SS-1+ and other SUN4 machines, crash the SS-2 machine running
SunOS 4.1.1.

The symptoms are:

        screen goes black
        cpu light goes out
        L1-A does not work
        user typically has to power the machine off and restart machine again

I have got the patch and will install it today.

Thanks to:
 stern@sunne.East.Sun.COM (Hal Stern - Consultant)
 Martin Walter <> (Dr Gareth J. Barker) (Jeff Mittelman) (Stephane Tsacas)
 sane!genmri! (Mike Figueira) (Andy Feldt) (alex;923-4483)
 <> (Meg Grice)

Kevin Brighton                    
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Toronto, Ontario, CANADA                   +1 416 665 8910

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