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I/O Errors in Alert log with ORA-29701, with "gipcWait failed with 16" in trace (Doc ID 1496329.1)

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.

Purpose

The note lists problems, solutions or workarounds that's related to the following 11gR2 RAC problem:

ORA-29701 or ORA-29702 or ORA-29770, with "gipcWait failed with 16" in the client trace file.

Scope

Symptoms:

From the alert log and traces, we see that I/O Clients are unable to register with CSS :

=== Database alert log ===

Tue Oct 02 16:02:39 2012
Errors in file mydb_ora_55707154.trc:
ORA-01114: IO error writing block to file  (block # )
ORA-01114: IO error writing block to file 251 (block # 1843118)
ORA-29701: unable to connect to Cluster Synchronization Service    <<<<

=== Client trace file ===

2012-09-02 16:02:39.409: [ CSSCLNT]clssscConnect: gipcWait failed with 16 (12)
2012-09-02 16:02:39.409: [ CSSCLNT]clsssInitNative: connect to (ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=tcp)(HOST=127.0.0.1)(PORT=61100)) failed, rc 16
kgxgncin: CLSS init failed with status 3
kgxgncin: return status 3 (1311719766 forced vacuo) from CLSS
NOTE: kfmsInit: ASM failed to initialize group services

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In this Document
Purpose
Scope
 Symptoms:
Details
 Cause 1. ocssd is not able to process all the requests efficiently enough so some get rejected - due to bug 11069614
 
Cause 2. ocssd or ocssd threads are not scheduled with high enough priority
 Solaris & HP-UX Only
 AIX specific
 Cause 3. ocssd log has "gipcretAuthFail (22)"
 Cause 4. ocssd log has "gipcmodClsaAuthStart" failure with "Too many open files" in SIHA
 Cause 5. Oracle Restart setup is incorrect
 Some potential workarounds
References

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