OBIEE 11g: Regular Creation of Core Files (Doc ID 1455949.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 21, 2013

Applies to:

Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.1.5.0 [1308] to 11.1.1.5.0 [1308] [Release 11g]
Business Intelligence Server Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.1.5.0 [1308] to 11.1.1.5.0 [1308] [Release 11g]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

OBIEE is continually creating huge core files, sometimes upto 750MB in size.  They are generally named something like core.11610.  Sometimes a  directory is created.

Here is the stack from the crashing thread:

Thread 1 (Thread 0x42884940 (LWP 20603)):
#0  0x00002aaac3703d88 in ?? ()
No symbol table info available.
#1  0x00002b7084b3ad2c in saw::UserListsBase::saveToXml (this=0x2aaab9dc2908, doc=<value optimized out>,
   pRoot=0x2aaac2f31168, lock=<value optimized out>)
   at /net/stasunnas09/export/ifarm_test/ifarm_views/aime_bifndn_936475/bifndn/analytics_web/main/project/securitysubsystem/mrulist.cpp:489
       pItem = 0x2aaac2b721b8
       pXMlElem = 0x2aaac2f3d008
       i = {<_SAWSTL::_Rb_tree_base_iterator> = {_M_node = 0x2aaac1990098}, <No data fields>}
       ctx = {m_CurrentTime = 1328304997, m_rUserListsBase = @0x2aaab9dc2908}
#2  0x00002b7084b611eb in saw::SuggestionsList::saveToXml (this=0x2aaab9dc2908, doc=..., pRoot=0x2aaac2f31168,
   lock=...)
   at /net/stasunnas09/export/ifarm_test/ifarm_views/aime_bifndn_936475/bifndn/analytics_web/main/project/securitysubsystem/suggestionslist.cpp:138
       strDateTime = {<saw::MemAllocNewdel> = {<No data fields>}, static npos = 18446744073709551615,
         m_tState = {<_SAWSTL::allocator<char>> = {<No data fields>}, member = 0x2aaac7d80a08}}
#3  0x00002b7084b3b950 in saw::VolatileUserData::asXML (this=<value optimized out>, lock=...)
   at /net/stasunnas09/export/ifarm_test/ifarm_views/aime_bifndn_936475/bifndn/analytics_web/main/inc/nq/webbedrock/handle.h:346
       hDoc = {m_pResource = 0x2aaac1496708}
       pRoot = 0x2aaac511ced0
#4  0x00002b7084b3d1ef in saw::VolatileUserData::syncWithCatalog (this=0x2aaab9da2388,
   bOnlyIfDataIsDirty=<value optimized out>, onlyIfNotSyncedSince=<value optimized out>)
   at /net/stasunnas09/export/ifarm_test/ifarm_views/aime_bifndn_936475/bifndn/analytics_web/main/project/securitysubsystem/mrulist.cpp:150
       lock = {<saw::LockGuardEnumBase> = {<No data fields>}, m_rLock = @0x2aaab9da2410, m_bAcquired = true}
       hXmlDocument = {m_pResource = 0x2aaac1496708}
#5  0x00002b7084b2b888 in saw::WebMasterClientSessionImpl::execHousekeepingTasks (this=0x2aaabfbdee48,
   nTimeNow=1328304997)
   at /net/stasunnas09/export/ifarm_test/ifarm_views/aime_bifndn_936475/bifndn/analytics_web/main/inc/nq/webbedrock/handle.h:346
       hListsMgr = {m_pResource = 0x2aaab9da5808}
#6  0x00002b7084b4a1c3 in saw::subsystems_details::SecurityGuts::cleanup (this=0x2aaab9b953a0,
   sJobName=<value optimized out>, nExpireTime=1328304817)
   at /net/stasunnas09/export/ifarm_test/ifarm_views/aime_bifndn_936475/bifndn/analytics_web/main/project/securitysubsystem/sssecurity.cpp:1309
       n = 3
       vToKeep = {<_SAWSTL::_Vector_base<saw::Handle<saw::WebMasterClientSession, saw::WebMasterClientSession>, _SAWSTL::allocator<saw::Handle<saw::WebMasterClientSession, saw::WebMasterClientSession> > >> = {_M_start = 0x2aaac2f5f008,
           _M_finish = 0x2aaac2f5f018,
           _M_end_of_storage = {<_SAWSTL::allocator<saw::Handle<saw::WebMasterClientSession, saw::WebMasterClientSession> >> = {<No data fields>}, _M_data = 0x2aaac2f61008}}, <No data fields>}
       vToErase = {<_SAWSTL::_Vector_base<saw::Handle<saw::WebMasterClientSession, saw::WebMasterClientSession>, _SAWSTL::allocator<saw::Handle<saw::WebMasterClientSession, saw::WebMasterClientSession> > >> = {_M_start = 0x2aaac14dc438,
           _M_finish = 0x2aaac14dc438,
           _M_end_of_storage = {<_SAWSTL::allocator<saw::Handle<saw::WebMasterClientSession, saw::WebMasterClientSession> >> = {<No data fields>}, _M_data = 0x2aaac14dd438}}, <No data fields>}
       vToLogoff = {<_SAWSTL::_Vector_base<saw::Handle<saw::WebMasterClientSession, saw::WebMasterClientSession>, _SAWSTL::allocator<saw::Handle<saw::WebMasterClientSession, saw::WebMasterClientSession> > >> = {_M_start = 0x2aaac2727438,
           _M_finish = 0x2aaac2727438,
           _M_end_of_storage = {<_SAWSTL::allocator<saw::Handle<saw::WebMasterClientSession, saw::WebMasterClientSession> >> = {<No data fields>}, _M_data = 0x2aaac2728438}}, <No data fields>}
       nCurrentTime = 1328304997
       _xLog = @0x2b708e3daab0
       klsSecurityCleanup_PushSrc = {m_pLogger = 0x2b708e3daab0}
#7  0x00002b7084b5abb5 in saw::CleanupTaskRegistration<saw::subsystems_details::SecurityGuts, saw::threads::DefaultCleanupFunctor<saw::subsystems_details::SecurityGuts> >::cleanupJob (rScheduler=<value optimized out>,
   nJob=<value optimized out>, pParam=<value optimized out>)
   at /net/stasunnas09/export/ifarm_test/ifarm_views/aime_bifndn_936475/bifndn/analytics_web/main/inc/nq/webthreads/cleanuptaskregistration.h:54
       tTime = {m_rTimeKeeper = @0x2aaab9b956d0, m_tStopWatch = {m_nStartTick = 1160102847, m_nEndTick = 0}}
       nExpireTime = 1328304817
       nNow = <value optimized out>
       tLock = {m_lock = @0x2aaab9b95728}
       pThis = 0x2aaab9b95660
       tLogSource = {m_pLogSource = 0x2aaab3bc8270}
       _xLog = @0x2b708e3daab0
       PushSrc = {m_pLogger = 0x2b708e3daab0}
#8  0x00002b7082c6655c in saw::threads_details::TaskSchedulerImpl::processJob (this=0x2b708e397008,
   pJob=@0x2aaac8d9be10, bFinished=false)
   at /net/stasunnas09/export/ifarm_test/ifarm_views/aime_bifndn_936475/bifndn/analytics_web/main/project/webthreads/taskscheduler.cpp:394
       tDecrementer = {m_t = @0x2aaab3edf578}
       _xLog = @0x2b708e3daab0
       nStartMillis = 1160102847
       ksTaskName_PushProp = {m_pLogger = 0x2b708e3daab0, m_strName = {<saw::MemAllocNewdel> = {<No data fields>},
           static npos = 18446744073709551615, m_tState = {<_SAWSTL::allocator<char>> = {<No data fields>},
             member = 0x2b708d54eaa8}}}
       nTimeTaken = <value optimized out>
       nPost = <value optimized out>
       kSchedulerSourceProcessJob_PushSrc = {m_pLogger = 0x2b708e3daab0}
       nTime = 1328304997
       nPre = <value optimized out>
       fJob = 0x2b7084b5a640 <saw::CleanupTaskRegistration<saw::subsystems_details::SecurityGuts, saw::threads::DefaultCleanupFunctor<saw::subsystems_details::SecurityGuts> >::cleanupJob(saw::TaskScheduler&, unsigned int, void*, time_t)>
       severity = {m_nType = SV_TRACE, m_dwImportance = 1}
#9  0x00002b7082c6232c in saw::ThreadPool::workerThread (this=0x2b708e397090)
   at /net/stasunnas09/export/ifarm_test/ifarm_views/aime_bifndn_936475/bifndn/analytics_web/main/inc/nq/webbedrock/handle.h:346
       governor = {<No data fields>}
       nMemQuota = <value optimized out>
       tUnlock = {<saw::LockGuardEnumBase> = {<No data fields>}, m_lock = @0x2b708e3970e8}
       tJobSemaphoreReleaseGuard = {m_rhJGS = {m_pResource = 0x0}}
       tCounterGuard = {m_rCounter = @0x2b708e39d040}
       hMyJob = {m_pResource = 0x2aaac8d9bdd0}
       iJob = {<_SAWSTL::_List_iterator_base> = {_M_node = 0x2aaac2ad8380}, <No data fields>}
       tMemTracker = {<saw::MemAllocNewdel> = {<No data fields>}, m_nStats = {alignMe = 104,
           alignedBuffer = "h\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\333\003\000\000\000\000\000\000\226\003", '\000' <repeats 38 times>"\340, \276\004\000\000\000\000\000 \035\004", '\000' <repeats 37 times>"\340, \230\356\202p+\000\000\020>\210B", '\000' <repeats 12 times>, "P@\210B\000\000\000\000H\205N\215p+\000\000\001", '\000' <repeats 15 times>"\310, O\247\260\252*\000\000 \260\001\272\252*\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\241\356ۂp+\000\000`>\210B\000\000\000\000X>\210B\000\000\000\000\001\000\000\000\000\000\000\000D\000\000\000\000\000\000\000P@\210B\000\000\000\000\200@\210B\000\000\000\000\251\257\201\033\002\000\000\000(\206N\215p+\000"}, m_bStopped = false, m_bStatus = true}
       tMemLogBuffer = {<saw::StringBufferBaseTemplate<wchar_t>> = {static npos = <optimized out>,
           m_pStatic = 0x42883d30 L"\x89a3a940\x2b70\x24b539e0\061h", m_pBuffer = 0x2aaaba038008 L"\xba038408⪪",
           m_pPos = 0x2aaaba038008 L"\xba038408⪪", m_nCapacity = 255}, m_static = L"\x89a3a940\x2b70"}
       _xLog = @0x2b708e3daab0
       s_tThreadPoolLogSrc_PushSrc = {m_pLogger = 0x2b708e3daab0}
       tLock = {m_lock = @0x2b708e3970e8}
#10 0x00002b7082c63b7b in saw::ThreadPool::workerThreadThunk (p=0x2b708e397090)
   at /net/stasunnas09/export/ifarm_test/ifarm_views/aime_bifndn_936475/bifndn/analytics_web/main/project/webthreads/threadpool.cpp:249
       _xLog = @0x42882ac0
       s_tThreadPoolLogSrc_PushSrc = {m_pLogger = 0x2b708e3daab0}
#11 0x00002b7082c5adc2 in saw::portableThreadThunk (pMoose_=<value optimized out>, threadID=<value optimized out>)
   at /net/stasunnas09/export/ifarm_test/ifarm_views/aime_bifndn_936475/bifndn/analytics_web/main/project/webthreads/createthread.cpp:213
       tNotifyGuard = {m_pData = 0x0, m_hSink = {m_pResource = 0x0}}
       tThreadInfo = {<saw::MemAllocNewdel> = {<No data fields>},
         start_address = 0x2b7082c63b00 <saw::ThreadPool::workerThreadThunk(void*)>, pVoid = 0x2b708e397090}
       tECGuard = {m_ActionAtDestruct = kClearCtx}
       threadAssocGuard = {<No data fields>}
       nFailureCount = <value optimized out>
       _xLog = @0x2b708e3daab0
       s_ksThreadIDPropName_PushProp = {m_pLogger = 0x2b708e3daab0,
         m_strName = {<saw::MemAllocNewdel> = {<No data fields>}, static npos = 18446744073709551615,
           m_tState = {<_SAWSTL::allocator<char>> = {<No data fields>}, member = 0x2b708d5600a8}}}
       tCountHolder = {m_rCounter = @0x2b7082d85c40}
       kThreadsLogSource_PushSrc = {m_pLogger = 0x2b708e3daab0}
#12 0x00002b7082c6eba3 in SAWPOSIXThreadThunk (pMoose_=0x2aaab2e25b18)
   at /net/stasunnas09/export/ifarm_test/ifarm_views/aime_bifndn_936475/bifndn/analytics_web/main/project/webthreads/posix/posixcreatethread.cpp:99
       nThreadID = 3270758408
#13 0x000000312540673d in start_thread () from /lib64/libpthread.so.0
No symbol table info available.
#14 0x00000031248d44bd in clone () from /lib64/libc.so.6
No symbol table info available.

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