> When I run (as root) sar -d on a Solaris 2.6 machine I get reports with the
> and <<State change>>
> 01:00:00 <<State change>>
> ....and so on.
> On another machine, this works fine and displays correct output. Anyone know
> why this
> is occuring??
There's an explanation on the manpage for vmstat on Solaris 7 and above:
During execution of this kernel status command, the "state"
of the kernel can change. An example would be CPUs going
online or offline. vmstat will report this as <<State
(Don't look for it on the manpages for 2.6 as it's not documented there
Solaris 2.6 is a bit over-keen on reporting it, however - something as
simple as mounting or unmounting an NFS filesystem will trigger the
message. There are patches which reduce the frequency with which the
message is presented; 106818 (Solaris 2.6/SPARC) and 106819 (Solaris
2.6/Intel). You might also be interested in patches 106651 (SPARC) or
106652 (Intel) and 106655 (SPARC)/106656 (Intel) which apply a similar
fix to rstatd and iostat/mpstat/vmstat respectively.