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Special Edition Using® Solaris™ 9 by Tanuj Jain, Radhika Girisan

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Troubleshooting System Crash

Most systems crash because of either operating system failure or application errors. When an operating system starts, it compares the resources available with the system against the list of registered components in its memory. If the components do not match, the system crashes. Similarly, when an application starts, it searches for resources at a specific location. If the required resources are not found, the application cannot function and therefore might lead to a system crash. For example, if an application attempts to read an unreferenced memory location or attempts to write to a location on the hard disk that is inaccessible, this can cause the system to crash.

If an administrator is responsible for repairing ...

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