Frequent Instance Eviction in 9i or Node Eviction in 10g/11g (Doc ID 461662.1)

Last updated on MAY 12, 2014

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.2.0.8 to 11.2.0.4 [Release 9.2 to 11.2]
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

For 9.2.0.8, 4 node RAC cluster on Linux x86-64 RHEL 4.0, frequently a node becomes unresponsive and an instance is evicted with ORA-29740.

For 10g/11g, the symptom will be frequent node eviction (node reboot) with instance termination and error ORA-29702.

Changes

Either new installation or recently increased sga size.
In this sample, There are 32GB physical memory on the server and SGA is set to 12GB.

Cause

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