High uptime (~2 years) Solaris 10 update 4 data ingest system just brought up to current patch level (~300 patches). Now, "format" command core dumps after selecting any disk unless NOINUSE_CHECK=1 is set. Call trace ends with the following -- any ideas?
After applying the most current recommended patch cluster it seems that patch 145900-06 causes format to dump core. Since this is an older patch (listed in MOS as 7 weeks old) I assume this is the result of a combination of patches (maybe the update 10 patch 144501-19?). I am still working with Oracle support to get this fixed. Stay tuned.
Last update on this. The most current revision of patch 145900-08 addressed the problem. Somehow previous releases of this patch broke libmeta and cause core dumps in things like format, zpool, and metaset if the node name is a fully qualified hostname.