Deleted Log File By Node Manager Is Still Locked by startWebLogic.sh

(Doc ID 2326014.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 15, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle WebLogic Server - Version 12.1.3.0.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

One of <server_name>.out files deleted by nodemanager is still locked by startWebLogic.sh.

This can be seen by running the lsof command which will show something similar to the following:


In the example above <server_name>.outxxx(deleted) file are still locked by startWebLogic.sh and cannot be deleted.

The problem with this behavior is, that it doesn't free the space on the file system until the WebLogic process is stopped and eventually closes its file handlers.

Cause

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