Thanks to all who all who responded to my post yesterday! This
listserv continues to knock my socks off.
I hope I didn't leave anyone out. A couple of the above folks
provided some really nice explanations. In the future, if
anyone wants some of the detailed stuff that was provided they
can contact me & I'll pass it along. For now, just a summary.
Here's the original question:
Hi. I support two Solaris 2.X sparcstations & two Solaris 1.X sparcstations.
I can not upgrade the 1.X machines to 2.X. Twice in the last 4 weeks I've
had a system hang on one of the 1.X machines due to a full process table.
A month ago I was told that I needed to reconfigure the 1.X kernel on this
machine. I do not have system admin documentation for the 1.X systems.
I've looked high & low on the internet for online documentation that would
explain how 1.X kernel reconfiguration is done. I have 2.X doc but it
seems to be useless for the older system. I have a Solaris 1.1.1 System
Installation manual that says I should see Chapter 9, "Reconfiguring the
System Kernel", of System and Network Administration. I do not have that
book. Can someone out there tell me how I can get a copy of the text I
need? Does someone know if it's online on the internet?
Thanks very much for your help!
Here's a pretty typical answer (that is consistent with the majority of
the responses I received) that looks like it will take care of the problem:
# cd /usr/kvm/sys/sun4c/conf (or sun4m or whatever)
find what kernel you've currently using:
# more /etc/motd
SunOS Release 4.1.4 (GENERIC) #4: Tue May 30 16:51:49 BST 1995
then copy the config file of the same name to a new one, eg
# cp GENERIC GENERIC_BIG
edit GENERIC and change the line
to something like 32
- this is an overall parameter that sets lots of others (such as maxproc)
# config GENERIC_BIG
this creates a directory ../GENERIC_BIG with various src files and a makefile
in it, based on the contents of the GENERIC_BIG config file.
Then build the new kernel:
# cd ../GENERIC_BIG
then install it
# mv /vmunix /vmunix.old
# cp vmunix /vmunix
and here's a pointer to an online document!
this is also documented in /usr/kvm/sys/[ARCH]/conf/README
(also note that a couple of folks pointed me to good doc in the manpages:
Thanks again everyone!
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