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RE: Listener.log not been updated

From: Kerber, Andrew W. <>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 07:08:29 -0500
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If its 32 bit linux, there is likely to be a 4g OS limit on file size.  

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From: [] On Behalf Of Steeve Bisson Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 8:20 PM To:
Subject: Listener.log not been updated  

I am on Linux x86 OEL4 using Oracle

My listener.log is not been updated since the 30 May.

cd /opt/oracle/app/oracle/product/10.2.0/db_1/network/log [oracle_at_juk-prod log]$ ll
total 4203424
-rw-r--r-- 1 oracle oinstall 4294967428 May 30 21:49 listener.log

If I do status in lsnrctl:
Listener Parameter File /opt/oracle/app/oracle/product/10.2.0/db_1/network/admin/listener.ora Listener Log File /opt/oracle/app/oracle/product/10.2.0/db_1/network/log/listener.log

Everything else seems fine. I connect to the database with no problem. Any idea why the listener would stop writing log?

To solve the problem, I did the following in lsnrctl: SET LOG_FILE list.log

Now I get information in list.log
[oracle_at_juk-prod log]$ ll
total 4222736
-rw-r--r-- 1 oracle oinstall 4294967428 May 30 21:49 listener.log
-rw-r--r-- 1 oracle oinstall 511462 Sep 16 19:41 list.log

Any idea why it would stop logging info once the log was at 4gig? I have 32GIG datafile on that machine.
Is there a thresholds where oracle stop to log, so it is possible to vi the log? Anyone has documentation on this? Or a link on that subject?

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