Strange Characters In Dm Oracle Log Files After RAC Failover (Doc ID 1565644.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 13, 2015

Applies to:

Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management - Version to [Release 7.4.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for Relevance on 13th August 2015***


Strange characters appear in both the dm_oracle log and pinlog in a RAC DB setup with FAN configuration. The FAN  failovers themselves seem to work fine but the strange characters appear in the logs which is not expected.


1. BRM 7.4 on Linux with MPS1 + patch 14519085 configured using multi-schema
2. DB using RAC and DB service with FAN enabled
3. DB service configured in dm_oracle pin.conf (sm_svcname)
4. Perform shutdown/abort on one instance
5. Check DM log and pinlog for strange characters

Snippet of dm_oracle log


ERROR: DMbe (24997): @    È
ERROR: DMbe (25029): @    È
ERROR: DMbe (24998): @    È
ERROR: DMbe (24960): @    È



Snippet of dm_oracle pinlog


E Thu Nov 15 15:24:37 2012  DEV dm:25013  dm_if_oracle.c(168):8644 1:Dev:UnknownProgramName:0:Thread-0:10502:1352989438:0
    op_trans_open: LOCK: do_sql "šÏà" bad, err=-1(Unknown pin err)
E Thu Nov 15 15:24:37 2012  DEV dm:25013  dm_subr.c(144):1632


    op_trans_open: LOCK: do_sql "š/
à" bad, err=-1(Unknown pin err)


(also notice that service should failover to backup instance and FAN notification should logged in dm_oracle log)

Note: During the test, rating is also going on at the same time.


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