VMS: A RAC Instance shutdown on one node generates various IPC errors on remaining instance(s)/nodes. (Doc ID 376760.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 21, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.2.0.2 to 9.2.0.8 [Release 9.2]
HP OpenVMS Alpha
***Checked for relevance on 25-Apr-2013***

Symptoms

Whenever a given RAC instance is shutdown, one or more of the following errors will be reported in the alert log(s) by FG and BG processes of any other remaining active instance(s) just prior to the reconfiguration.

ORA-27508: IPC error sending a message
ORA-27300: OS system dependent operation:recv2 failed with status: -1
ORA-27301: OS failure message: error -1
ORA-27302: failure occurred at: sskgxp_recv

Verified the issue by duplicating issue on Oracle support internal system.

The information in this article only applies if these errors are being reported when a shutdown is taking place. 

Cause

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