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OpenVMS: CRS Fails to Start correctly if DECC$ENABLE_GETENV_CACHE has been Enabled (Doc ID 1063350.1)

Last updated on APRIL 14, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 10.1 to 10.2]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
HP OpenVMS Itanium
HP OpenVMS AlphaSymptoms

Running Oracle 10gR2 CRS release on Itanium or Alpha OpenVMS

CRS fails to start correctly.

The symptoms include (but may not be restricted to) the following:

All 5 CRS related batch jobs will start during INIT_CRS START.
(oclsvmon, oclsomon, ocssd, evmd and crsd)

No CRS services will start.

CRS_STAT -t will report:

    CRS-0184: Cannot communicate with the CRS daemon.
    %SYSTEM-E-ABORT, abort

After a period of time (approximately 5 minutes), the EVMD batch job will terminate.

The end of the evmd.log file (in ORA_ROOT:[log.<node>.evmd]) will show:

    EVMD waiting for CSS to be ready err = 3
    EVMD exiting, CSS unresponsive err = 3

After a period of time (approximately 10 minutes), the OCLSOMON batch job will terminate. The log file oclsomon.log (in ORA_ROOT:[log.<node>.cssd.oclsomon]) will not have been written to.

An attempt to stop CRS (INIT_CRS STOP) will leave the OCSSD (ORA_HAS_OCSSD) and CRSD (ORA_HAS_CRSDREB or ORA_HAS_CRSDRES) batch jobs running.

The crsd.log file (in ORA_ROOT:[log.<node>.crsd) will contain the following (repeated) messages:

    Authorization failed, network error
    clsssInitNative: connect failed, rc 2
    CSS is not ready. Received status 3 from CSS. Waiting for good status ..

The cssd.log file (in ORA_ROOT:[log.<node>.cssd) will contain messages similar to the following:

   Authentication OSD error, op: scls_auth_response_prepare
   loc: mkdir
   info: failed to make dir oracle_device:[oracle_code.crscssauthA6764293, no such file or directory
   dep: 2


The C RTL Feature Logical Name DECC$ENABLE_GETENV_CACHE has been enabled.


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