SUMMARY: "symbol maxmem" Problem on Cloned Ultra5

From: Crist Clark <>
Date: Mon Mar 31 2003 - 19:28:39 EST
It looks like the machine I was copying things to has sick hardware, either
the HDD or the controller. The 0th-bit of binary files seemed to be getting
randomly flipped off when it should have been set. What made it difficult to
see is that the machine functions just fine booted off of a CDROM.

Using a different machine, I was able to do my cloning. Thanks to Casper
Dik for some good diagnostic ideas.

Crist Clark wrote:
> I have a Sun Ultra5 that I cloned over the network from a Sun Ultra10.
> That is, I booted the Ultra5 off CDROM, newfs'ed the filesytems, and
> then dumped the remote machine's filesystems on the local one. The
> commands were something like,
>   # newfs /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s0
>   # mount /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s0 /mnt
>   # cd /mnt
>   # rsh ultra10 ufsdump -0f - / | ufsrestore -rf -
>   # installboot /mnt/usr/platform/`uname -i`/lib/fs/ufs/bootblk /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s0
> And then repeated for each filesystem (except the installboot(1M) part).
> However, when I reboot the Ultra5,
>   Sun Ultra 5/10 UPA/PCI (UltraSPARC-IIi 360MHz), No Keyboard
>   OpenBoot 3.19, 128 MB (50 ns) memory installed, Serial #xxxxxxxx.
>   Ethernet address 8:0:20:xx:xx:xx, Host ID: 80c0xxxx.
>   Boot device: disk  File and args:
>   relocation error: 9: file /platform/sun4u/kernel/sparcv9/unix:  symbol maxmem:  value 0x40000004116a
> does not fit
>   krtld: error during initial load/link phase
>   panic - boot: exitto64 returned from client program
>   Program terminated
>   ok
> I get this "symbol maxmem" problem. I've done things like this before,
> cloning machines, and have had problems when it comes time to build devices
> or with path_to_inst, but this isn't even getting that far. From what
> I know, the Ultra5 and Ultra10 are basically the same arch, and doing a
> cloning across arch'es shouldn't really break a boot at this point.
> The OS on the cloned box is Solaris 8,
>   SunOS terminus 5.8 Generic_108528-14 sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-5_10
> I'm cloning this box to do do some testing of a software upgrade. I want
> this machine to be as close to the original as possible. Anyone have some
> advice on to how to get this thing to boot? And where I made a mistake?
> Aside from dealing with path_to_inst, /devices, and issues like that,
> shouldn't I be able to do this? Why has it worked before?

Crist J. Clark                     
Globalstar Communications                                (408) 933-4387

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