GIPCD Fails to Start in 12.1 Oracle Clusterware (Doc ID 2123578.1)

Last updated on APRIL 26, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.1.0.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

CRSD fails to start as GIPCD startup fails with the errors shown below -

<ORACLE_BASE>/diag/crs/<node>/crs/trace/alert.log

2016-04-04 09:58:01.878 [OCSSD(18433)]CRS-1713: CSSD daemon is started in hub mode
2016-04-04 09:58:02.001 [GIPCD(18600)]CRS-8504: Oracle Clusterware GIPCD process with operating system process ID 18600 is exiting
2016-04-04 09:58:02.023 [GIPCD(18737)]CRS-8500: Oracle Clusterware GIPCD process is starting with operating system process ID 18737
2016-04-04 09:58:03.064 [GIPCD(18737)]CRS-8504: Oracle Clusterware GIPCD process with operating system process ID 18737 is exiting
2016-04-04 09:58:03.085 [GIPCD(18763)]CRS-8500: Oracle Clusterware GIPCD process is starting with operating system process ID 18763
2016-04-04 09:58:04.127 [GIPCD(18763)]CRS-8504: Oracle Clusterware GIPCD process with operating system process ID 18763 is exiting
2016-04-04 09:58:04.149 [GIPCD(18774)]CRS-8500: Oracle Clusterware GIPCD process is starting with operating system process ID 18774
2016-04-04 09:58:05.189 [GIPCD(18774)]CRS-8504: Oracle Clusterware GIPCD process with operating system process ID 18774 is exiting
2016-04-04 09:58:05.210 [GIPCD(18794)]CRS-8500: Oracle Clusterware GIPCD process is starting with operating system process ID 18794
2016-04-04 09:58:06.254 [GIPCD(18794)]CRS-8504: Oracle Clusterware GIPCD process with operating system process ID 18794 is exiting
2016-04-04 09:58:06.257 [OHASD(17585)]CRS-2771: Maximum restart attempts reached for resource 'ora.gipcd'; will not restart.
2016-04-04 09:58:59.566 [MDNSD(17826)]CRS-5602: mDNS service stopping by request.
2016-04-04 09:59:04.183 [MDNSD(17826)]CRS-8504: Oracle Clusterware MDNSD process with operating system process ID 17826 is exiting
2016-04-04 09:59:12.488 [OCSSD(18433)]CRS-1656: The CSS daemon is terminating due to a fatal error; Details at (:CSSSC00012:) in /oracle/u01/base/diag/crs/<HOSTNAME>/crs/trace/ocssd.trc

 

 <ORACLE_BASE>/diag/crs/<node>/crs/trace/gipcd.trc

2016-04-04 09:58:06.252367 :GIPCXCPT:14073344: gipcmodSharedSegOpen: slos op : sgipcOpenSharedMemory
2016-04-04 09:58:06.252369 :GIPCXCPT:14073344: gipcmodSharedSegOpen: slos dep : Permission denied (13)
2016-04-04 09:58:06.252371 :GIPCXCPT:14073344: gipcmodSharedSegOpen: slos loc : open
2016-04-04 09:58:06.252373 :GIPCXCPT:14073344: gipcmodSharedSegOpen: slos info: failed to open map /etc/oracle/maps/<HOSTNAME>_gipcd1318_98909613af58efd9bff669d234b2c085-0000000000
2016-04-04 09:58:06.252404 :GIPCXCPT:14073344: gipcMemoryF [gipcdMain : gipcd.c : 489]: EXCEPTION[ ret gipcretFail (1) ] failed memory create ctx 0x195ae80 [00000000000000f0] { gipcContext : traceLevel 2, fieldLevel 0x0, numDead 0, numPending 0, numZombie 0, numObj 1, numWait 0, numReady 0, wobj 0x195a360, hgid 00000000000000f1, flags 0x1a, objFlags 0x0 }, name 'smem://<HOSTNAME>_gipcd1318_98909613af58efd9bff669d234b2c085', flags 0x100800
2016-04-04 09:58:06.252409 :GIPCDCLT:14073344: gipcdMain: It is fresh start, creating brand new shared memory                                                                                                                                                                -------                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                -------                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2016-04-04 09:58:06.252450 :GIPCXCPT:14073344: gipcmodSharedSegCreate: slos op : sgipcCreateSharedMemory
2016-04-04 09:58:06.252452 :GIPCXCPT:14073344: gipcmodSharedSegCreate: slos dep : Permission denied (13)
2016-04-04 09:58:06.252453 :GIPCXCPT:14073344: gipcmodSharedSegCreate: slos loc : unlink
2016-04-04 09:58:06.252455 :GIPCXCPT:14073344: gipcmodSharedSegCreate: slos info: failed to cleanup map /etc/oracle/maps/<HOSTNAME>_gipcd1318_98909613af58efd9bff669d234b2c085-0000000000
2016-04-04 09:58:06.252472 :GIPCXCPT:14073344: gipcMemoryF [gipcdMain : gipcd.c : 547]: EXCEPTION[ ret gipcretFail (1) ] failed memory create ctx 0x195ae80 [00000000000000f0] { gipcContext : traceLevel 2, fieldLevel 0x0, numDead 0, numPending 0, numZombie 0, numObj 2, numWait 0, numReady 0, wobj 0x195a360, hgid 00000000000000f1, flags 0x1a, objFlags 0x0 }, name 'smem://<HOSTNAME>_gipcd1318_98909613af58efd9bff669d234b2c085', flags 0x203400
2016-04-04 09:58:06.252475 :GIPCDCLT:14073344: gipcdMain: Failed to create new gipcMemory() 1
2016-04-04 09:58:06.253765 : GIPCD:14073344: gipcdMain: All threads terminated

 

Changes

OS or Grid Infrastructure patching or kernel upgrade may change the permission on /etc/oracle or /var/opt directories.

Cause

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