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s10u 7 - smpatch in BE fails - patchadd: /dev/null: cannot create

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Solaris 10 5/09 s10x_u7wos_08 X86 with ZFS Root + Zones

smpatch on non active BE with Zones fails:

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# smpatch update -b s10x_u7wos_08p1
Ckecking the currently running boot enviornment ...
Currently running boot enviornment name is [s10x_u7wos_08p].
Checking the destination boot environment [s10x_u7wos_08p1] ...
Installing patches from /var/sadm/spool...
Copying the currently running BE into inactive BE [s10x_u7wos_08p1] ...
(This process will take some time, please wait a moment.)
Installing update(s) onto the inactive boot environment [s10x_u7wos_08p1] ...
Failed to install patch 119901-07.

Utility used to install the update failed with exit code 1.
System has findroot enabled GRUBNo entry for BE <s10x_u7wos_08p1> in GRUB menuValidating the contents of the media </var/sadm/spool/119901-07.jar.dir>.The media contains
1 software patches that can be added.All 1 patches will be added because you did not specify any specific patches to add.Mounting the BE <s10x_u7wos_08p1>.Adding patche
s to the BE <s10x_u7wos_08p1>.Validating patches...Loading patches installed on the system...Done!Loading patches requested to install.Done!Checking patches that you spe
cified for installation.Done!Approved patches will be installed in this order:119901-07 Preparing checklist for non-global zone check...Checking non-global zones...This
patch passes the non-global zone check.119901-07 Summary for zones:Zone master-templateRejected patches:None.Patches that passed the dependency check:119901-07 Zone mast
er-template-cloneRejected patches:None.Patches that passed the dependency check:119901-07 Patching global zoneAdding patches...Checking installed patches...Verifying suf
ficient filesystem capacity (dry run method)...Installing patch packages...Patch 119901-07 has been successfully installed.See /a/var/sadm/patch/119901-07/log for detail
sPatch packages installed: SUNWPython SUNWTiff SUNWTiff-devel SUNWgnome-img-viewer-shareDone!Patching non-global zones...Patching zone master-templateAdding patches.
..Checking installed patches...Patchadd is terminating.Done!Unmounting the BE <s10x_u7wos_08p1>.The patch add to the BE <s10x_u7wos_08p1> failed (with result code <8>).
/usr/lib/patch/patchadd[4]: /dev/null: cannot create/usr/lib/patch/patchadd[6]: /dev/null: cannot createsort: insufficient available file descriptorsPatch 119901-07 fail
ed in non-global zone SUNWlu-master-template.Patch 119901-07 wasn't installed in zones:master-template-clone
Failed to install patch 119901-07.
ALERT: Failed to install patch 119901-07.
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Any ideas?

TIA.

/phs

Peter H. Seybold