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Exadata Cell Pre-upgrade Hangs (Doc ID 1926228.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 31, 2020

Applies to:

Exadata X4-2 Hardware - Version All Versions and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


You are executing patchmgr from DB node as root user.

./patchmgr -cells /opt/oracle.SupportTools/cell_list -patch_check_prereq -rolling

It hangs on this stage ":Working: DO: Initialize files, check space and state of cell services. Up to 1 minute ..."
There is no update in any logfiles on DB nodes or Cell nodes. Looks like it just waiting for something, if not touched it can wait indefinitely.
But if you press Ctrl-C then it immediately gives the message that ":SUCCESS: DONE: Initialize files, check space and state of cell services." and continues until the end without problems.


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