SUMMARY: Panic - but no patch...

From: Graham Leggett (
Date: Mon Apr 19 1999 - 11:41:39 CDT

Hi all,

Here's the question:

> I have a box that is panic'ing two or three times per day with the
> following message logged:
> unix: panic[cpu0]/thread=2a100057d60: mi_timer: bad tim value:
> -9223372036854775808
> Has anyone seen this message? Is there a patch for it?
> Having contacted our Sun support people, who have apparently contacted
> Sun and found out as much information as they can, the answer came back
> that the problem is fixed in the March 1999 version of Solaris v2.7, and
> that we must "upgrade" our system - no patch is available.
> Going through a whole system upgrade procedure seems a little bit of
> overkill to fix a bug - can anyone confirm whether this is really
> necessary?

Sun have released a maintenance update for Solaris v2.7 in two forms.
The first as an upgrade CD, the second as a cluster of patches
downloadable from:

With a suitable login and password. I just wish our Sun technical
support people knew that.

Thanks to the following people who replied:

Casper Dik
Peter L. Wargo
Justin Stringfellow
Stephen Harris

As always, very helpful :)



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