[SUMMARY] Jumpstart failing: find error "File table overflow"

From: David Foster <foster_at_dim.ucsd.edu>
Date: Tue Jan 08 2002 - 20:17:27 EST
Problem: Jumpstart under Solaris 8 bombed out, giving a
         'find' error "find: cannot open .: File table overflow"
Solution from Al Hooper:

   Add the following to /etc/system and reboot:

       set hsfs:nhsnode=4096

   A lower value will also work - but I have not tried different values.  If
   you're low on RAM I'd try a value of 2048.
Thanks to:

Al Hooper
Tim Evans

> Platform: Solaris 8 (04/01) 108528-10, recommended patches up-to-date
> Problem:
>   Trying to setup Jumpstart server, and when I try to run 
>   'setup_install_server' or 'add_to_install_server' from
>   the Solaris 8 (10/01) CDs the operation bombs out. I've
>   determined that it is due to an error from 'find' (the stdout
>   and stderr are redirected to /dev/null within the script so you
>   don't see them in the normal output).
>   Here's the error message (command lifted from 'setup_install_server'
>   script and run in the same context):
>      find . -depth -print | cpio -pdmu /Jumpstart/Solaris_8_1001
>      find: cannot open .: File table overflow
>      341716 blocks
> I checked SunSolve's Alert page and found nothing for 'find'...is
> there a fix for this? Has anyone else run into this problem?

   David Foster    National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research
    Programmer/Analyst     University of California, San Diego
    dfoster@ucsd.edu       Department of Neuroscience, Mail 0608
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