Actually there is no change in SRU16 about this. This is not a bug but a feature that is documented in ramdisk(7D) man page
The percentage of available physical memory that can be
allocated to ramdisks is constrained by the variable
rd_percent_physmem. You can tune the rd_percent_physmem
variable in /etc/system. By default, the percentage of
available physical memory that can be allocated to ramdisks
is fixed at 25%.
A better way to do it is to add the line
to /kernel/drv/ramdisk.conf and rebooting.
Huh.....well, I tried adding the "rd_percent_physmem=90" to the /etc/system
but that only gave me a warning on boot, shown in my last screenshot:
"WARNING: value expected on line 79 of /etc/system"
but...maybe that's a depreciated trick....you're telling me to disregard modifying /etc/system, but instead to modify
I'll give it a try, thanks for looking out
I've spent literally all day in virtual machines testing this, due to issues with nano on my console it's VERY hard to edit files correctly...or at all...I've actually had to reinstall solaris at least 4 times today because I've accidently ruined system files with nano. Anyway, I discovered a neat little trick. I used:
echo 'percent_physmem="90"' >> /kernel/drv/ramdisk.conf
and rebooted, that worked perfectly
It's certainly in Oracle's "supportability model" to lock this kind of thing down, but...I really wish they wouldn't do this...ugh
anyway, the day is won! Thank you for your help!