RAC Cluster is Experiencing Node Evictions after Kernel Upgrade to OL6.6
Last updated on DECEMBER 05, 2017
Applies to:Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.6 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
After upgrading Oracle Linux 6.5 to Oracle Linux 6.6, network throughput is degraded. Cluster node evictions such as from OCFS2 RAC cluster have been observed.
The default network-related settings were changed between Oracle Linux 6.5 to Oracle Linux 6.6, so unless the server had customized rules in
/etc/sysctl.conf, the new network stack tunings allocated a too-small network packet area. As a side-effect, systems with heavy CPU or network loading could experience excessive packet fragment reassembly errors.
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