Process Goes Down Suddenly While Tracing With "strace -f" and Strace Log Shows "killed by SIGTRAP"

(Doc ID 2238462.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 27, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Net Services - Version 12.1.0.2 and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.4 and later
Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version 11.2.0.4 and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

When tracing a process (oracle server process, Grid Infrastructure daemon process, etc) using
"strace -f" command, the process may die suddenly.  The strace log shows that the process
was killed by SIGTRAP:

------------------------------------------------------------------
+++ killed by SIGTRAP (core dumped) +++
------------------------------------------------------------------

Changes

This problem occurs only in Red Hat Enterprise Linux and with certain strace version.

 

Cause

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