SUMMARY: Workaround strategy for hanging ufsdump...

From: Todd Herr (
Date: Thu Jun 18 1998 - 08:45:56 CDT

The solution is to apply the proper patches (2.5 - 103261, 2.5.1 - 104490)
for your particular version of the OS; had I been a little more thorough
in my search of SunSolve, I'd have discovered this. :-(

Thanks to Casper Dik and Stephen Harris.

Original post:
> Has anyone experienced a problem with small or null incremental
> ufsdumps hanging in Solaris 2.5, 2.5.1, and/or 2.6, a la BugID
> 1213496? If so, what have you done to overcome it? The Bug
> Reports on Sunsolve mention creating a 2M filesystem on the empty
> or nearly empty filesystem before dumping, but I'm wondering if
> there isn't a more "elegant" way.
> If anyone has any interesting tidbits to share re: this, I'd love
> to hear from you.
> Thanks in advance/will summarize.

Todd Herr                             
Unix Systems Administrator, SRA International.
          Can my life be like a Pringles commercial?
         Those people always seem to have such fun...

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