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"opatch auto" or "rootcrs.pl -unlock" or "roothas.pl -unlock" or addNode.sh Hangs Due to Many Audit Files in GRID_HOME (Doc ID 1352884.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

"opatch auto" or "rootcrs.pl -unlock" or "roothas.pl -unlock" or addNode.sh hangs when there are many files in $GRID_HOME/rdbms/audit directory in 11gR2 Grid Infrastructure. $GRID_HOME/rdbms/audit is the default audit location for ASM connections.

In this example, there are thousands of audit files:

cd $GRID_HOME/rdbms/audit
ls -l

-rw-r----- 1 grid oinstall  768 Aug 27 16:58 +asm1_ora_1010_1.aud
..
-rw-r----- 1 grid oinstall  768 Aug 27 16:58 +asm1_ora_24813_1.aud

Cause

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