"skgif_ifconfig failed X$KSXPIF is disabled" from instance's ping process (Doc ID 748946.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 11, 2014

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 11.1.0.6 to 11.1.0.7 - Release: 11.1 to 11.1
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Seeing trace files for the ASM instance's ping process, after ASM instance starts and while mounting diskgroups:

Errors in file /u01/app/oracle/diag/asm/+asm/+ASM1/trace/+ASM1_ping_3010.trc:
...
Errors in file /u01/app/oracle/diag/asm/+asm/+ASM1/trace/+ASM1_ping_14690.trc:
...
Errors in file /u01/app/oracle/diag/asm/+asm/+ASM1/trace/+ASM1_ping_28992.trc:

This can also happen for the database instance's ping process.

The ASM's ping process trace shows:

Trace file /u01/app/oracle/diag/asm/+asm/+ASM1/trace/+ASM1_ping_28992.trc
Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition Release 11.1.0.6.0 - 64bit Production
With the Partitioning, Real Application Clusters, OLAP, Data Mining
and Real Application Testing options
ORACLE_HOME = /u01/app/oracle/product/11.1.0/asm
System name: SunOS
Node name: <your node name here>
Release: 5.10
Version: Generic_127127-11
Machine: sun4u
Instance name: +ASM1
Redo thread mounted by this instance: 0 <none>
Oracle process number: 5
Unix process pid: 28992, image: oracle@uiods01 (PING)
*** 2008-11-04 17:19:57.151
*** SESSION ID:(111.1) 2008-11-04 17:19:57.151
*** CLIENT ID:() 2008-11-04 17:19:57.151
*** SERVICE NAME:() 2008-11-04 17:19:57.151
*** MODULE NAME:() 2008-11-04 17:19:57.151
*** ACTION NAME:() 2008-11-04 17:19:57.151
KSXPCINI: kjxgnpub KSXP 10.1.0PING 11, 0
*** 2008-11-04 17:20:01.068
skgif_ifconfig failed X$KSXPIF is disabled


Cause

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