RE: UTL_FILE and default file permissions.....

From: Bobak, Mark <>
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2009 13:38:02 -0400
Message-ID: <>


Thanks Maxim!


-----Original Message-----
From: Maxim Demenko [] Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2009 1:27 PM
To: Bobak, Mark
Cc: Oracle-L Freelists
Subject: Re: UTL_FILE and default file permissions.....

Seems, the Note 283379.1 has a workaround.

Best regards


Bobak, Mark schrieb:
> Hi all,
> On my RAC system, I'm running into a problem with default
> file permissions for files created via UTL_FILE.
> The problem is that the user's server process inherits the default
> umask of the listener that spawns the server process. The listener (I
> assume) inherits the umask from the clusterware that starts the
> listener on node startup. Finally, the clusterware starts from
> /etc/init.d and inherits the default umask from (I assume) the init
> daemon. If I, as the Oracle user, logged in to a particular node,
> bounce the listener explicitly, the problem goes away, cause I have
> default umask of 022, which is what I want. (Files that default to
> rw-r-r--). But, listeners that are started by clusterware, either at
> boot, or explicitly via srvctl, inherit a different umask value.
> The question is, where can I set that umask value?
> Help? I can't be the first one to have run into this.?
> -Mark

Why make things difficult, when it is possible to make them cryptic
and totally illogical, with just a little bit more effort?

Aksel Peter Jørgensen

Received on Thu Jun 11 2009 - 12:38:02 CDT

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