RAC instances cannot be started after applying 10.2.0.2 patchset (Doc ID 390591.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 17, 2008

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 10.2.0.2 to 10.2.0.2
This problem can occur on any platform.

Symptoms

After applying the 10.2.0.2 patchset the following problem occurs :
The instance can be started only on one node. This is the node where the Oracle Universal Installer was started.  

The following messages occur on the offending nodes while trying to startup the DB using an spfile within sqlplus:

SQL> startup nomount
ORA-01078: failure in processing system parameters
ORA-01565: error in identifying file '+SISTEMA/pge/spfilepgec.ora'
ORA-17503: ksfdopn:2 Failed to open file +SISTEMA/pge/spfilepgec.ora
ORA-03113: end-of-file on communication channel
SQL>

and the following error can be seen  in the alert log of de ASM instance:

Errors in file /opt/sw/app/oracle/admin/+ASM/udump/+asm1_ora_9677.trc:
ORA-07445: exception encountered: core dump [kkxsyn()+740] [SIGSEGV] [Address not mapped to object] [0x000000168] [] []
Wed Sep 6 18:56:08 2006
Trace dumping is performing id=[cdmp_20060906185608]

No error is dumped in the alert.log of the instance.

If  a pfile is used an error message occurs in the alert log  of the instance : 


replication_dependency_tracking turned off (no async multimaster replication found)
Starting background process QMNC
QMNC started with pid=23, OS id=928
Wed Sep 6 18:51:20 2006
Errors in file /opt/sw/app/oracle/admin/pge/udump/pgec2_ora_29898.trc:
ORA-07445: exception encountered: core dump [kkxcms()+1160] [SIGSEGV] [Address not mapped to object] [0x000000168] [] []
Wed Sep 6 18:51:22 2006
Trace dumping is performing id=[cdmp_20060906185122]

Cause

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