Pre-10.2.0.5: Instance Eviction is Not Happening, When the Remote Node is Hanging (Doc ID 788845.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 22, 2015

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.1 to 10.2.0.4 [Release 10.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Oracle Server Enterprise Edition - Version: 10.2.0.1 to 10.2.0.4

Symptoms

One RAC instance is unresponsive because the node is hung and the remaining RAC instances are "waiting for instance to leave", because the eviction is not happening.

Eg.
As per the alert.log, the message is like below :
____________________________________
Thu May 1 12:01:26 2008
Waiting for instances to leave:
4
Thu May 1 12:01:46 2008
Waiting for instances to leave:
4
Thu May 1 12:02:06 2008
Waiting for instances to leave:
4

Cause

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