[SunHELP] Update! (was RE: Can login in single-user mode - can't in regular - could use a nudge)
Brian.Dunbar at plexus.com
Fri Nov 4 09:03:18 CDT 2011
The actual problem appears to be the vintela auth software.
Haven't discovered 'why' it blows up, that's going to be a week or so away.
Thought I'd get this out now.
- We found another V240 in the 'CYA stack'.  Installed the OS, recovered
- Dragged the chassis back to the lab for follow-up.
THIS time I let the login at console just sit there for a while. Eventually a
message printed to TTY referencing multi-user service being disabled. Ah-ha:
Back to single-user, disabled multi-user service. Boot and .. it comes up as
expected. Enable multi-user and it hangs running the
/etc/rc2.d/Swhatevervintealla script. prstat shows the CPU is clocked at 50%
for this process. And it stays like that for just under 30 minutes before I
killed the process.
mv Swhatevervintealla swhatevervintealla
And the box comes up as it should.
I kicked myself, but not hard. The clues were all there the day of the
problem, I just didn't put them together due to fatigue.
 Management hates our CYA hardware. I can see their POV, but as long as we
_have_ old hardware in production, and it's not covered by a service contract,
having a supply of hanger queens is a good idea.
From: Brian Dunbar
Sent: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 2:55 AM
To: 'sunhelp at sunhelp.org'
Subject: Can login in single-user mode - can't in regular - could use a nudge
It's late, I'm tired. I've got a production problem and could use a nudge.
DMZ host, running three non-global zones. Call from service desk "FTP isn't
SSH connection - hangs.
Login through SC, issue 'console -f'. I can login but am not returned to
shell - it hangs.
Issue break, bring it up in single-user mode. Disk space looks tight but ok.
Restart, same issue as above.
I've set all three non-global autoboot=false, same problem.
>From another Solaris host I ssh ...
# ssh brian.dunbar.admin at hostname
Server had a GSS-API error; the connection will close (458752/2):
No credentials were supplied, or the credentials were unavailable or
No such file or directory
Use the GssKeyEx option to disable GSS-API key exchange and try again.
Disconnecting: The server had a GSS-API error during GSS-API protected SSHv2
So perhaps I do have a disk space problem?
# zpool list
NAME SIZE USED AVAIL CAP HEALTH ALTROOT
rpool 33.8G 28.8G 4.97G 85% ONLINE -
Which is tight but should be okay.
I'm missing something. Comments welcome. Maybe someone could airdrop some
coffee while they're at it.
Systems Administrator - IT
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