init.ohasd re-spawn ohasd 20 times rapidly

(Doc ID 2260987.1)

Last updated on MAY 10, 2017

Applies to:

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

Symptoms

init.ohasd tried to restart ohasd 20 times in succession. Below excerpt from os message log

messages:
Mar 6 15:25:21 rachost1 clsecho: /etc/init.d/init.ohasd: ohasd is restarting 1/10.
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...
Mar 6 15:25:21 rachost1 clsecho: /etc/init.d/init.ohasd: ohasd is restarting 10/10.
Mar 6 15:25:21 rachost1 logger: exec /u01/app/12.1.0.2/grid/perl/bin/perl -I/u01/app/12.1.0.2/grid/perl/lib /u01/app/12.1.0.2/grid/bin/crswrapexece.pl
/u01/app/12.1.0.2/grid/crs/install/s_crsconfig_rachost1_env.txt /u01/app/12.1.0.2/grid/bin/ohasd.bin "restart"
Mar 6 15:25:21 rachost1 clsecho: /etc/init.d/init.ohasd: Ohasd restarts 11 times in 1425684321 seconds.
Mar 6 15:25:21 rachost1 clsecho: /etc/init.d/init.ohasd: Resetting RESTART_COUNTER to 1.
Mar 6 15:25:21 rachost1 clsecho: /etc/init.d/init.ohasd: ohasd is restarting 1/10.
...
...
Mar 6 15:25:21 rachost1 clsecho: /etc/init.d/init.ohasd: ohasd is restarting 10/10.
Mar 6 15:25:21 rachost1 logger: exec /u01/app/12.1.0.2/grid/perl/bin/perl -I/u01/app/12.1.0.2/grid/perl/lib /u01/app/12.1.0.2/grid/bin/crswrapexece.pl
/u01/app/12.1.0.2/grid/crs/install/s_crsconfig_rachost1_env.txt /u01/app/12.1.0.2/grid/bin/ohasd.bin "restart"
Mar 6 15:25:21 rachost1 clsecho: /etc/init.d/init.ohasd: Ohasd restarts 11 times in 0 seconds.
Mar 6 15:25:21 rachost1 clsecho: /etc/init.d/init.ohasd: Ohasd restarts too rapidly. Stop auto-restarting.

Mar 6 15:35:21 rachost1 Oracle OHASD[11510]: Waited 10 minutes for init.ohasd to start with argument restart
Mar 6 15:35:21 rachost1 Oracle OHASD[11599]: Waited 10 minutes for init.ohasd to start with argument restart
Mar 6 15:35:21 rachost1 Oracle OHASD[11616]: Waited 10 minutes for init.ohasd to start with argument restart
Mar 6 15:35:21 rachost1 Oracle OHASD[11675]: Waited 10 minutes for init.ohasd to start with argument restart
Mar 6 15:35:22 rachost1 Oracle OHASD[11519]: Waited 10 minutes for init.ohasd to start with argument restart

Cause

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