dm_oracle Process Spinning while Executing STEP_SEARCH (Doc ID 2280751.1)

Last updated on JUNE 29, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management - Version to [Release 7.5.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


On Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management (BRM) version 7.5 patchset 16, an issue exists with the Oracle Database Data Manager (dm_oracle) where it will spin consume 100% CPU if PCM_OP_SEARCH op_code is executed with wrong input flist.

The following error can be seen in the cm.pinlog:

1 PIN_FLD_ACCOUNT_OBJ POID [0] /account 19783282 0
0 PIN_FLD_TEMPLATE STR [0] "select X from /event where ( 1.F1 = V1 or 1.F2 = V2 or 1.F3 = V3 or 1.F4 = V4 or 1.F5 = V5 or 1.F6 = V6 or 1.F7 = V7 ) and ( 1.F8 = V8 or 1.F9 = V9 or 1.F10 = V10 or 1.F11 = V11 or 1.F12 = V12 or 1.F13 = V13 or 1.F14 = V14 or 1.F15 = V15 or 1.F16 = V16 or 1.F17 = V17 or 1.F18 = V18 or 1.F19 = V19 or 1.F20 = V20 or 1.F21 = V21 or 1.F22 = V22 or 1.F23 = V23 or 1.F24 = V24 ) and 1.F25 = V25 "
E Fri Dec 16 15:03:10 2016 xxxxx:7683 cm_child.c(132):5052 2:hostname:CustomerCenter:0:AWT-EventQueue-2:18:1481896870:0:BCvetic:::
CM output flist: opcode PCM_OP_STEP_NEXT
# number of field entries allocated 20, used 2
0 PIN_FLD_POID POID [0] /search -1 0

<facility=0 msg_id=0 version=0>
E Fri Dec 16 15:03:10 2016 xxxxx:7683 cm_utils.c(149):6340 2:hostname:CustomerCenter:0:AWT-EventQueue-2:18:1481896870:0:BCvetic:::
CM NAP->CM input flist: opcode=PCM_OP_STEP_NEXT, flags=0x20000000, errno=PIN_ERR_BAD_ARG:4

Steps to reproduce:

This issue only occurs when several users (30-40) are connected to same Connection Manager (cm)

  1. Connect 30 to 40 customer center users to same CM executing random operations
  2. Execute STEP_SEARCH op_code with invalid flag value for search which returns lots of records, so NEXT_STEP op_code will be executed
  3. After a while there will be BAD_ARG and TIMEOUT error in cm.pinlog
  4. dm_oracle process will be using 100% of CPU




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