SCAN Listener or local listener fails to start after applying Patch 23273629 - Oracle Grid Infrastructure Patch Set Update 12.1.0.2.160719 (Jul2016) or Oct DB BP patch 24448103 (Doc ID 2166451.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 04, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.1.0.2 and later
Oracle Net Services - Version 12.1.0.2 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Issue can be observed after the application of July 2016 Grid Infrastructure PSU

OR

October 2016 DB BP patch 24448103 ( only if  <patch 24448103> was downloaded and applied   prior to 31-Oct-2016 8am PST)

Case 1) SCAN Listener or local listener will fail to start after applying July 2016 Grid Infrastructure PSU.

The symptom of failed to start SCAN listener resource happens when the environments upgraded from 11.2 before. SCAN listener resource won't fail to start if the environment was first installed as 12.1.

Opatch Logs indicate below error at the step of rootcrs.pl -postpatch.

CRS-2672: Attempting to start 'ora.LISTENER.lsnr' on 'racnode2'
CRS-2676: Start of 'ora.scan1.vip' on 'racnode2' succeeded
CRS-2672: Attempting to start 'ora.LISTENER_SCAN1.lsnr' on 'racnode2'
CRS-2676: Start of 'ora.LISTENER.lsnr' on 'racnode2' succeeded
CRS-2674: Start of 'ora.LISTENER_SCAN1.lsnr' on 'racnode2' failed
CRS-2672: Attempting to start 'ora.LISTENER_SCAN1.lsnr' on 'racnode2'
CRS-2674: Start of 'ora.LISTENER_SCAN1.lsnr' on 'racnode2' failed <<<<< here

===== Summary of resource auto-start failures follows =====
CRS-2807: Resource 'ora.LISTENER_SCAN1.lsnr' failed to start automatically. <<<< here
CRS-6016: Resource auto-start has completed for server racnode2
CRS-6024: Completed start of Oracle Cluster Ready Services-managed resources
CRS-4123: Oracle High Availability Services has been started.

Manual start of listeners shows Illegal seek error

 

lsnrctl start listener_scan1

LSNRCTL for Linux: Version 12.1.0.2.0 - Production on 27-JUL-2016 06:03:01

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Starting /u01/app/12.1.0/grid/bin/tnslsnr: please wait...

TNS-12537: TNS:connection closed
TNS-12560: TNS:protocol adapter error
TNS-00507: Connection closed
Linux Error: 29: Illegal seek <<<< here

 Case 2) SCAN listener fails to start after applying Oct DB BP patch 24448103 ( Downloaded and applied October 2016 DB Proactive BP <patch 24448103> prior to 31-Oct-2016 8am PST)

Below error is seen in crsd's oraagent logs.

TNS-12537: TNS:connection closed
TNS-12560: TNS:protocol adapter error
TNS-00507: Connection closed
Linux Error: 29: Illegal seek <<<< here

 

Changes

case 1) Applied Patch 23273629 - Oracle Grid Infrastructure Patch Set Update 12.1.0.2.160719 (Jul2016) OR Patch 23615308: COMBO OF OJVM COMPONENT 12.1.0.2.160719 DBPSU + GIPSU 12.1.0.2.160719 (JUL2016)

case 2) Applied October 2016 DB BP patch 24448103 ( Downloaded and applied October 2016 DB Proactive BP <patch 24448103> prior to 31-Oct-2016 8am PST)

Cause

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