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Audit Vault Installation On Aix 6.1 ML5 (6100-05) Hangs (Actually Being a Crash with Java Core Dump) (Doc ID 1235135.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 03, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Audit Vault - Version: and later   [Release: 10.2 and later ]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The Audit Vault installation hangs when installing on AIX 6.1 ML5.
This happens irrespectively whether the installation is attempted in command line or using the GUI runInstaller.
The checks done during the installation seem to indicate that the commands that are causing problems are the emctl statements, appearing as hanging in command line, but actually core dumping.
OS tracing shows that the statement on which the installer waits is always:
emctl start dbconsole
Equally, the process tree shows something similar to:

$ ps -T 6684798
6684798 pts/1 96:44 java
8126512 pts/1 0:00 \--sh
7733278 pts/1 0:02 \--java
6881418 0:00 |\--<defunct>
7274534 pts/1 0:00 |\--sqlplus
7798828 - 0:01 | \--oracle
23920862 pts/1 0:00 |\--sqlplus
26738738 - 0:00 | \--oracle
26673212 pts/1 0:00 \--sh
23789802 pts/1 0:00 \--perl
23855348 pts/1 0:00 |\--java
25034760 pts/1 0:00 | \--java
26607672 pts/1 0:00 \--perl
26280002 pts/1 0:30 |\--java
26542164 pts/1 0:04 \--emagent

Java crash dump shows:

1XMCURTHDINFO Current Thread Details
NULL ----------------------
3XMTHREADINFO "main" (TID:0x300CB9B8, sys_thread_t:0x30035528, state:R,
native ID:0x1) prio=5
4XESTACKTRACE at java.lang.UNIXProcess.forkAndExec(Native Method)
4XESTACKTRACE at java.lang.UNIXProcess.<init>(
4XESTACKTRACE at java.lang.Runtime.execInternal(Native Method)
4XESTACKTRACE at java.lang.Runtime.exec(
4XESTACKTRACE at java.lang.Runtime.exec(
4XESTACKTRACE at java.lang.Runtime.exec(
4XESTACKTRACE at oracle.sysman.emSDK.conf.GetEnv.getEnvironmentVariable(
4XESTACKTRACE at oracle.sysman.emSDK.conf.TargetInstaller.getLocalHost(
4XESTACKTRACE at oracle.sysman.emSDK.conf.TargetInstaller.main(
NULL ------------
3XHSTACKLINE at 0xD04FFEA0 in _cond_broadcast
3XHSTACKLINE at 0xD05007A4 in pthread_cond_signal
3XHSTACKLINE at 0xD104D110 in sysMonitorNotify
3XHSTACKLINE at 0xD28BF778 in postWriteThread
3XHSTACKLINE at 0xD28B9184 in dgTerm
3XHSTACKLINE at 0xD28AF870 in abortJVM
3XHSTACKLINE at 0xD28A8898 in panicSignalHandler
3XHSTACKLINE at 0xD105ABA4 in unwindSignalCatchFrame
3XHSTACKLINE at 0xD105B154 in sysSignalCatchHandler
3XHSTACKLINE at 0xD1059DE0 in userSignalHandler
3XHSTACKLINE at 0xD1059E70 in intrDispatch
3XHSTACKLINE at 0xD105A660 in intrDispatchMD
3XHSTACKLINE at 0xD105A660 in intrDispatchMD
1XMTHDINFO All Thread Details
NULL ------------------
2XMFULLTHDDUMP Full thread dump Classic VM (J2RE 1.4.2 IBM AIX build ca142ifx-20060209 (SR4-1), native threads):
3XMTHREADINFO "GC Helper Reconfiguration Thread" (TID:0x300CB6A0, sys_thread_t:0x34A7C528, state:CW, native ID:0x90A) prio=5
NULL ------------
3XHSTACKLINEERR unavailable - iar 0x0 not in text area
3XMTHREADINFO "Finalizer" (TID:0x300CB8B0, sys_thread_t:0x34750AA8, state:CW, native ID:0x304) prio=8

It is worth mentioning this problem occurs only for the ML5 release of AIX 6.1


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