Warning: SUMMARY Solaris 1.1C patches

From: Alain Brossard EPFL-SIC/SII (brossard@siisun.epfl.ch)
Date: Fri Oct 08 1993 - 16:55:02 CDT

> From: Pat Cain (Denver) <pjc@denver.ssds.COM>
> To: sun-managers@eecs.nwu.edu
> Subject: SUMMARY Solaris 1.1C patches
> I got this info from Sun Support regarding Solaris 1.1C patches...
> pjc
> Pat Cain
> SSDS, Inc.
> ------------------------------------------------
> These patches are all okay to install on 4.1.3C
> ------------------------------------------------
> 100557-03 ftp Jumbo patch, as far as I'm concerned as always caused performances to be abysmal!
> 100170-10

    I would be very dubious about 100170:
sunos 4.1 any 100170-10 SunOS 4.1;4.1.1;4.1.2;4.1.3: jumbo patch to fix various ld problems

    ld.so is the only thing (outside of the kernel) where 4.1.3 and 4.1.3C are
not compatible. As a matter of fact, I remember installing 100170-10 on a
4.1.3C and watching it failing to boot!

    The following are kernel patches and from the fact that "Sun Support"
said that 100170-10 was safe, I would hesitate a bit before installing them.
I would suggest installing them one at a time and wait a bit to see if
anything breaks!

100173-10 NFS jumbo
100359-06 streams jumbo patch
100507-04 tmpfs jumbo patch
100567-04 mfree panic due to mbuf being freed twice, icmp redirects can be used to make a host drop connections
100623-03 UFS jumbo patch
101008-01 IPI - Galaxy jumbo patch (who's going to test that on an LX?)

    In your summary, you should have mentionned the "compulsory" 4.1.3C

sunos 4.1.3 any 101247-01 SunOS 4.1.3RevC: Performance degradations on SPARCstation-LX without speaker box

    For those who have used xmosaic, in the past you might check the
following URL for accessing the list of Sun's patches, I have made sublists
according to OS versions. The introductory text is in french, but the links are
easily understood. There are hypertext links to the README's that
I have (lots) and also to the patches themselves, but remember that that
machine is in Switzerland before downloading a huge patch. Also, the
machine sunline is regretfully only a 4/110, so...


Alain Brossard, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne,
    SIC/SII, MA-Ecublens, C.P. 121, CH-1015 Lausanne, Suisse, +41 21 693-2211

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