It looks like the solution was what is probably the most common solution
after RTFM and RTFF, namely ITFP (Install the F***** Patch) although the
people responding were kind enough not to put it that way. :-)
Thanks to Gene Loriot (email@example.com)
Steve Kilbane (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The original patch was 101329 but this patch has been obsoleted by 101318-54
which is available in the collection of recommended patches for Solaris 2.3
named (wait for it) 2.3_Recommended.tar. After installing the patches, the
problem seems to have gone away.
The patches are available from your local sunsite among others,
To check your present patch level, use the "showrev -p" command.
The original question:
Environment: Sparc 10s and 20s running Solaris 2.3
Symptoms: Every day or two on one of the machines which is the automount source
for most of the /opt stuff, the automountd process starts growing
rapidly from a few hundred Kb to 10s or 100s of Mb until the
automounter locks up and dies.
When I notice things lock up or the process growing, if I do and "autofs stop"
then "autofs start" it cleans up and everything seems normal until next time.
Nuclear Medicine Dept. ' You cannot achieve the impossible
Nasu Works, Toshiba Corp. without attempting the absurd. '
Disclaimer: Any opinions expressed are mine, not Toshiba's.
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