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Solaris 8 system hangs on boot

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Hi,

I have Checkpoint NG installed on Solaris 8, and after rebooting I get the message:
"too much kernel memory request (39952384), will hang forever"
and the system hangs....

I have tried adding "set fw:fwhmem = 0x500000" to /etc/system, but it doesn't help.

Anyone got a clue?

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by:Nisus091197
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Have a look at your /etc/system file and compare to another one that works.

Perhaps the Checkpoint install made some unrealistic assumptions?

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by:mfarace
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The problem was not enough physical memory.

Even though Checkpoint says 64 MB is minimum, as soon as I merged in my previous Objects and Rulebases files, and rebooted, it took up more memory then was available.

I added 128 MB of physical memory, and it was fine.
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that is consistent with the error.  These types of errors occur quite frequently.  As always when editing the /etc/system file make a backup copy onto another machine.

Regards, Nisus.
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