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OCSSD FAILS WITH 'SETPRIORITY: UNABLE TO ESCALATE TO PRIORITY -20 (1)' using Solaris containers (Doc ID 420265.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 18, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.3 to 11.1.0.7 [Release 10.2 to 11.1]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Sun Solaris SPARC (64-bit)
Solaris Operating System (SPARC 64-bit)
Non-RAC installation
Solaris 10
Solaris Zones

Symptoms

..
Startup will be queued to init within 30 seconds.
Checking the status of new Oracle init process...
Expecting the CRS daemons to be up within 600 seconds.
Giving up: Oracle CSS stack appears NOT to be running.
Oracle CSS service would not start as installed
Automatic Storage Management(ASM) cannot be used until Oracle CSS service is started 
Feb  7 14:38:55 <node>zone1 oracle: [ID 702911 user.error] Oracle Cluster Synchronization Service starting by user request.
Feb 16 11:21:05 <node>zone1 root: [ID 702911 user.error] Cluster Ready Services completed waiting on dependencies.
Feb 16 11:21:12 <node>zone1 last message repeated 10 times
Feb 16 11:31:13 <node>zone1 root: [ID 702911 user.error] Cluster Ready Services completed waiting on dependencies.
Feb 16 11:31:20 <node>zone1 last message repeated 10 times 

 

setpriority: unable to escalate to priority -20 (1)
Running:

/etc/init.d/init.cssd run
echo $? 

shows at the end:

..
+ export LD_LIBRARY_PATH
+ export LD_LIBRARY_PATH_64
+ exec /u01/app/oracle/product/asm10gR2/bin/ocssd.bin
.
# echo $?
100 
open("/u01/app/oracle/product/asm10gR2/log/<node>zone1/cssd/cssdOUT.log", O_WRONLY|O_CREAT|O_TRUNC, 0666) = 2
24794:   0.0802 fcntl(2, F_DUP2FD, 0x00000001)                  = 1
24794:   0.0803 setrlimit(RLIMIT_CORE, 0xFFFFFFFF7FFFF900)      = 0
24794:   0.0804 priocntlsys(1, 0xFFFFFFFF7FFFF694, 6, 0xFFFFFFFF7FFFF768, 0) Err#1 EPERM [proc_priocntl]
24794:   0.0810 fstat(2, 0xFFFFFFFF7FFFE870)                    = 0
24794:   0.0811 brk(0x100229E80)                                = 0
24794:   0.0813 brk(0x10022DE80)                                = 0
24794:   0.0815 fstat(2, 0xFFFFFFFF7FFFE740)                    = 0
24794:   0.0816 ioctl(2, TCGETA, 0xFFFFFFFF7FFFE7AC)            Err#25 ENOTTY
24794:   0.0818 write(2, " s e t p r i o r i t y :".., 52)      = 52
24794:   0.0821 _exit(100) 










Changes

This problem will occur only on10.2.0.3 and higher, using Solaris Zones.

Cause

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