Exadata : Database Instances are not starting after the Grid Infrastructure upgrade to

(Doc ID 1446886.1)

Last updated on APRIL 06, 2012

Applies to:

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


After upgrading the grid infrastructure to, 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:

(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


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

This issue will be hit in the following upgrade circumstances:

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

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


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