Exadata : Database Instances are not starting after the Grid Infrastructure upgrade to 11.2.0.3 (Doc ID 1446886.1)

Last updated on APRIL 06, 2012

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 11.2.0.2 to 11.2.0.3 - Release: 11.2 to 11.2
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

After upgrading the grid infrastructure to 11.2.0.3, 11.2.0.2 database instances fail to come up.

Alert log file shows, startup hangs at the mount stage . The call stack of DSKM indicates, it was trying to communicate
with the clusterware diskmon process. 

ALTER DATABASE MOUNT /* db agent *//* {1:31172:2} */
Mon Apr 02 15:52:20 2012
System state dump requested by (instance=2, osid=12264 (GEN0)), summary=[system state dump request (ksz_check_ds)].
System State dumped to trace file /u01/app/oracle/diag/rdbms/dbm/dbm1/trace/dbm1_diag_12664.trc
Errors in file /u01/app/oracle/diag/rdbms/dbm/dbm1/trace/dbm1_diag_12664.trc:
Mon Apr 02 15:52:35 2012
DSKM process appears to be hung. Initiating system state dump.
Mon Apr 02 15:52:35 2012

System state dump requested by (instance=1, osid=12662 (GEN0)), summary=[system state dump request (ksz_check_ds)].
System State dumped to trace file /u01/app/oracle/diag/rdbms/dbm/dbm1/trace/dbm1_diag_12664.trc
Errors in file /u01/app/oracle/diag/rdbms/dbm/dbm1/trace/dbm1_diag_12664.trc:


OSD pid info: Unix process pid: 12672, image: oracle@xmp01db01.fmrco.com (DSKM)
Short stack dump:
ksedsts()+461<-ksdxfstk()+32<-ksdxcb()+1900<-sspuser()+112<-__sighandler()<-__poll()+47<-skgznp_read_msg()+329<-ksz_send_identify()+396<-ksz_connect()+193<-kszmain()+1292<-ksbrdp()+971<-opirip
()+623<-opidrv()+603<-sou2o()+103<-opimai_real()+266<-ssthrdmain()+252<-main()+201<-__libc_start_main()+244<-_start()+36

(session) sid: 651 ser: 1 trans: (nil), creator: 0x256431188
flags: (0x51) USR/- flags_idl: (0x1) BSY/-/-/-/-/-
flags2: (0x409) -/-
DID: , short-term DID:
txn branch: (nil)
oct: 0, prv: 0, sql: (nil), psql: (nil), user: 0/SYS
ksuxds FALSE at location: 0
service name: SYS$BACKGROUND
Current Wait Stack:
Not in wait; last wait ended 1 min 0 sec ago
Wait State:
fixed_waits=0 flags=0x20 boundary=(nil)/-1


Changes

Installation of Database home using 11.2.0.2 BP15 or higher with Grid Infrastructure home using 11.2.0.3.3 or lower.

This issue will be hit in the following upgrade circumstances:

* The Grid Infrastructure home is running 11.2.0.3.3 or earlier, and an 11.2.0.2 Database home is upgraded to BP15 or later.

* A Database home is running 11.2.0.2 BP15 or later, and the Grid Infrastructure home is upgraded from 11.2.0.2 to 11.2.0.3.3 or earlier

Cause

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