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Impact

Discovered processes may lack some command line arguments, patterns may not trigger.

Description

The standard Solaris /usr/bin/ps command limits command line arguments to a maximum of 80 characters. In order to avoid this limitation, BMC Atrium Discovery attempts to use the /usr/ucb/ps command (which is an optional install). Without patch 109023-05 (or later) on SPARC systems, 109024-05 (or later) on X86 systems this command will report all full command line arguments for all processes. With patch 109023-05 (or later) on SPARC systems, 109024-05 (or later) on X86 systems, the command must be run as root.

Resolution

Administrators can resolve this issue by running /usr/ucb/ps as root. The /usr/ucb/ps command requires the optional SUNWscpu package to be installed.

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