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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 DECEMBER 18, 2019

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 Alpha
***Checked for relevance on 23-Oct-2013***


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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