10Gb Ethernet network interfaces shut down unexpectedly on database servers running Oracle Linux kernel 2.6.18-238.12.2.0.2 (Doc ID 1376664.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 19, 2011

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version: Oracle Linux 5.6 to Oracle Linux 5.6 - Release: OL5U6 to OL5U6
Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software - Version: 11.2.2.4.0 to 11.2.2.4.0   [Release: 11.2 to 11.2]
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

Servers running Oracle Linux kernel 2.6.18-238.12.2.0.2 have 10Gb Ethernet network interfaces shut down unexpectedly.

With Exadata systems, this applies to Sun Fire X4170 M2 based database servers using 10Gb Ethernet interfaces running Exadata 11.2.2.4.0 or 11.2.2.4.1 with Oracle Linux kernel 2.6.18-238.12.2.0.2.

Cause

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