AIX Syslogs Showing Oracle Program Regularly Being Abnormally Terminated And Core Dumping

(Doc ID 2035486.1)

Last updated on JUNE 19, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

AIX syslogs showing Oracle program regularly being abnormally terminated and core dumping.

This is happening on servers that have AIX operating system versions 6.1 and 7.1.

Syslog shows information like below:

IDENTIFIER TIMESTAMP  T C RESOURCE_NAME  DESCRIPTION
A924A5FC   0608142515 P S SYSPROC        SOFTWARE PROGRAM ABNORMALLY TERMINATED
A924A5FC   0608142315 P S SYSPROC        SOFTWARE PROGRAM ABNORMALLY TERMINATED
A924A5FC   0607141915 P S SYSPROC        SOFTWARE PROGRAM ABNORMALLY TERMINATED
A924A5FC   0607141715 P S SYSPROC        SOFTWARE PROGRAM ABNORMALLY TERMINATED
A924A5FC   0606142415 P S SYSPROC        SOFTWARE PROGRAM ABNORMALLY TERMINATED
A924A5FC   0606142315 P S SYSPROC        SOFTWARE PROGRAM ABNORMALLY TERMINATED
A924A5FC   0605142415 P S SYSPROC        SOFTWARE PROGRAM ABNORMALLY TERMINATED

Sample
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
LABEL:          CORE_DUMP
IDENTIFIER:     A924A5FC

Date/Time:       Sat  9 May 21:17:54 2015
Sequence Number: 151
Machine Id:      00C9293F4C00
Node Id:         knuimdbuat1
Class:           S
Type:            PERM
WPAR:            Global
Resource Name:   SYSPROC

Description
SOFTWARE PROGRAM ABNORMALLY TERMINATED

Probable Causes
SOFTWARE PROGRAM

User Causes
USER GENERATED SIGNAL

       Recommended Actions
       CORRECT THEN RETRY


Failure Causes
SOFTWARE PROGRAM

       Recommended Actions
       RERUN THE APPLICATION PROGRAM
       IF PROBLEM PERSISTS THEN DO THE FOLLOWING
       CONTACT APPROPRIATE SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE

Detail Data
SIGNAL NUMBER
          4
USER'S PROCESS ID:
              1319078
FILE SYSTEM SERIAL NUMBER
         14
INODE NUMBER
          0      983688
CORE FILE NAME
/u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0.3/dbhome_1/dbs/core
PROGRAM NAME
oracle
STACK EXECUTION DISABLED
          0
COME FROM ADDRESS REGISTER

PROCESSOR ID
 hw_fru_id: 1
 hw_cpu_id: 9

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
??
exit F8
skgpexit 1C
ssthrdmai 15C
main D0
__start 74


The time matches the execution of a RMAN backup to tape. 

 

Cause

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