Thanks for your quick answers.
>Enviroment : Sun Sparc 20 with Solaris 2.5
>When I reboot this machine, this message appear in the console :
>The system is down
>INIT: failed write of utmpx entry:"s6"
>INIT: failed write of utmpx entry:"rb"
Here we go:
From: Casper Dik <casper@holland.Sun.COM>
nothing to worry about: you have a seperate /var and that's unmounted
before INIT tries to update /var/adm/utmpx.
From: Rahul Roy <email@example.com>
This is a bug ......workaround is as follows :
Remove the following line from your /etc/rc6 file :
/sbin/umount /var > /dev/null 2>&1
Reboot after this change and you should not see the offending message.
This primarily happens when /var is on an independent partition
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Fuad Khalid)
Your /var is mounted on a seperate partition( that is other than root or /).
When the system is rebooting it unmount /var and then tries to write to the file wtmpx which is under /var/adm/wtmpx. I thinks it is a undocumented feature
or bug which Sun is aware of.
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