SUMMARY: Proctool and Solaris 8

From: Bob Rahe <>
Date: Wed Dec 19 2001 - 08:54:23 EST
  Unfortunately, no joy on this one.  (Original message at end)

Thanks to:

  "Fletcher, Joe" <>
  Lars Hecking <>
  Casper Dik <Casper.Dik@Sun.COM>
  "Reetz, Donovan" <>

  Got lots of "me too's" but it turns out there may not be a solution.
Donovan Reetz found this:


I found this information at
<>   :
Proctool Notice --- (July 9, 2001) Sun's proctool program previously on the
site has been removed. Proctool is now considered to be out-of-date and is
no longer supported by Sun. Note that the /usr/dt/bin/sdtprocess program is
available as part of Solaris on SPARC and Intel Solaris 7 and 8 and can be
used instead. If you currently use proctool, there will no longer be any


  Unfortunately, sdtprocess isn't nearly as capable, from what I can
tell anyway, as proctool.  No io graphs that I can find anyway.... 8-(


Original message:


  I've been trying to run proctool (2.5.4 - the 1999_04 seems to be
the latest one around) on a 4 proc E3500 running Solaris 8, patched
to 108528-08.  I've been running it on various 2.5.1, 6 and 7 versions
of Solaris but this is the only Sol8 I have.  It won't run giving this:


    wally% proctool
    kvm_read() failed for cpu
    kvm_read() failed for cpu
    kvm_read() failed for cpu
    /local/proctool//bin//5.8_sparc64/proctool: Internal error in monitor
                  process Segmentation Fault (core dumped)

  It then dumps core.  What is weird is that the pmon process IS run and
stays running - I have to kill it manually.

  Anyone else seen this?  Got a fix/workaround?



|Bob Rahe, Delaware Tech&Comm Coll. /                                      |
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