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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 120240-01 (or later) on SPARC systems, 120239-01 (or later) on X86 systems, this command will report all full command line arguments for all processes. With patch 120240-01 (or later) on SPARC systems, 120239-01 (or later) on X86 systems, the command requires that the Discovery user has the proc_owner privilege or that it is run as root.

    Resolution

    Administrators can resolve this issue by granting the proc_owner privilege to the Discovery user or by running /usr/ucb/ps as root. The /usr/ucb/ps command requires the optional "SUNWscpu" package to be installed.

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