Oracle Solaris Crash Analysis Tool 5.3 now available
By danaf on Nov 29, 2011
Oracle Solaris Crash Analysis Tool 5.3
The Oracle Solaris Crash Analysis Tool Team is happy to announce the availability of release 5.3. This release addresses bugs discovered since the release of 5.2 plus enhancements to support Oracle Solaris 11 and updates to Oracle Solaris versions 7 through 10.
The packages are available on My Oracle Support - simply search for Patch 13365310 to find the downloadable packages.
Oracle Solaris 2.6 Support
As of Oracle Solaris Crash Analysis Tool 5.3, support for Oracle Solaris 2.6 has been dropped.
If you have systems running Solaris 2.6, you will need to use
Oracle Solaris Crash Analysis Tool 5.2 or earlier to read its crash dumps.
Though one can re-run the sanity checks that are run at tool
start-up using the
coreinfo command, many users
were unaware that they were. Though these checks can still
be run using that command, a new command, namely
sanity, can now be used to re-run the checks
at any time.
scat_explore -r and -t option
-r option has ben added to scat_explore so that a base directory can be specified and
-t option was added to enable color tagging of the output.
The scat_explore sub-command now accepts new options. Usage is:
scat --scat_explore [-atv] [-r base_dir] [-d dest] [unix.N] [vmcore.]N
||Verbose Mode: The command will print messages highlighting what it's doing.|
||Auto Mode: The command does not prompt for input from the user as it runs.|
||Instructs scat_explore to save it's output in the directory dest instead of the present working directory.|
||Instructs scat_explore to save it's under the directory base_dir instead of the present working directory.
If it is not specified using the
||Enable color tags. When enabled, scat_explore tags important text with colors that match the level of importance. These colors correspond to the color normally printed when running Oracle Solaris Crash Analysis Tool in interactive mode.
|N||The number of the crash dump. Specifying unix.N vmcore.N is optional and not required.|
$ scat --scat_explore -a -v -r /tmp vmcore.0 #Output directory: /tmp/scat_explore_oomph_833a2959_0x28800_vmcore.0 #Tar filename: scat_explore_oomph_833a2959_0x28800_vmcore.0.tar #Extracting crash data... #Gathering standard crash data collections... #Panic string indicates a possible hang... #Gathering Hang Related data... #Creating tar file... #Compressing tar file... #Successful extraction SCAT_EXPLORE_DATA_DIR=/tmp/scat_explore_oomph_833a2959_0x28800_vmcore.0
Sending scat_explore resultsThe
.tar.gzfile that results from a scat_explore run may be sent using Oracle Secure File Transfer. The Oracle Secure File Transfer User Guide describes how to use it to send a file.
The send_scat_explore script now has a
-t option for specifying
a to address for sending the results. This option is mandatory.
There are a couple known issues that we are addressing in release 5.4, which you should expect to see soon:
- Display of timestamps in threads and clock information is incorrect in some cases.
- There are alignment issues with some of the tables produced by the tool.