capi_get_sensors() failed, status = -1

I got this on the alom interface to a Oracle Sun SPARC 5120 when trying to do the showenvironment command:

capi_get_sensors() failed, status = -1

Haven’t figured out the problem yet.

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One Response to capi_get_sensors() failed, status = -1

  1. James McCarthy says:

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    From the given error messages it appears that the firmware of the SP was partially hung, especially this error points to hung firmware:

    capi_get_sensors() failed, status = -1

    Such hangs can happen on firmwares pre 04/2009. A way around this is to hard power cycle the box as it was done in your case case.

    In order to prevent such problem from happening again please install the latest firmware 7.2.10

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