Lsnrctl Start is Extremely Slow or Appears to Hang (Doc ID 334587.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 09, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Net Services - Version: 8.1.7.0.0 to 10.2.0.4.0 - Release: 8.1.7 to 10.2
IBM AIX on POWER Systems (64-bit)
IBM AIX on POWER Systems (32-bit)
IBM AIX Based Systems (64-bit)IBM AIX Based Systems (32-bit)
IBM RS 6000 AIX 5LAIX-Based Systems
AIX5L Based Systems (64-bit)AIX Based Systems (32-bit)

Symptoms

Lsnrctl start takes as long as one minute to start.  A timestamped, level 16 listener trace will likely show the significant delay here: 

[19-SEP-2005 20:59:53:792] nsnainconn: no native services in use - returning
[19-SEP-2005 20:59:53:792] nsnainconn: signalling that calling function should not continue
[19-SEP-2005 20:59:53:792] nsnainconn: normal exit
[19-SEP-2005 20:59:53:792] nsnaconn: normal exit
[19-SEP-2005 20:59:53:792] nsaccept: exit (0)
***45 second delay here
[19-SEP-2005 21:00:38:515] nsglma: WARNING - SNMP master agent is not running OR snmp.ora file does not exist.
[19-SEP-2005 21:00:38:515] nsevwait: entry
[19-SEP-2005 21:00:38:515] nsevwait: 2 registered connection(s)
[19-SEP-2005 21:00:38:515] nsevwait: 0 pre-posted event(s)

Cause

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