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Server with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Becomes Unstable after Being 'rds-ping'ed (Doc ID 1292928.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 02, 2019

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.5 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [2.6.32] to Oracle Linux 5.5 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [2.6.32] [Release OL5U5]
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

In an Infiniband (IB) network environment, Reliable Datagram Sockets (RDS) is enabled and TCP layer is enabled by following <Document 1271342.1>. The Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel over Oracle Linux 5.5 is being used.

Performing tests with rds-stress are successful without any side effect. When one server is tested for response using rds-ping, the pings are successful but pinged host runs into trouble. One symptom is that the target host dumps the following on the serial console:

rds_connect_complete: Cannot transition to state UP, current state is 4
RDS: rds_conn_shutdown: failed to transition to state DOWN, current state is 4
rds_connect_complete: Cannot transition to state UP, current state is 4
RDS: rds_conn_shutdown: failed to transition to state DOWN, current state is 4


After running rds-ping for some time (that will depend on the system configuration / capacity etc.):

Changes

Upgraded to Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (2.6.32 series), from Red Hat Compatible Kernel (2.6.18 series)

Cause

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