Re: RH Server puking when RMAN is writing to NFS and NFS goes down

From: Michael Austin <>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2008 16:48:49 -0500
Message-ID: <lZpOk.6663$>

Matthias Hoys wrote:

> "NetComrade" <> wrote in message 

>> On Thu, 30 Oct 2008 08:35:53 -0700 (PDT), sybrandb
>> <> wrote:
>>> On 30 okt, 14:38, NetComrade <> wrote:
>>>> Anyone seen this? Any clue?
>>> Are we to guess (or to look in a dictionary) what 'puking' means?
>>> Is there salary deducted for every letter you type? It has always been
>>> unclear whether Oracle supported NFS for which version and in which
>>> circumstances.
>>> We don't have any information from you about the affected Oracle
>>> versions, and which NFS version you are using, and with which buffer
>>> settings you mounted it.
>>> If you can't be bothered to provide any detail, please consider to not
>>> post this riddle at all!
>> RH 4
>> Oracle
>> nfs mounted with
>> (rw,bg,intr,hard,timeo=600,wsize=32768,rsize=32768,tcp)
>> nfs is used purely for backups
>> by default, it uses ver=3
>> Sun V40Z AMD server
>> By puking, I mean Server dies (reboots).
>> This is less of an oracle issue and more of an OS issue, but I was
>> curious if anyone has seen this.
>> Apologies for not providing details earlier.. was sort of a quick
>> question, maybe someone has seen it.
>> Thanks,
>> .......
>> We run Oracle 9iR2,10gR2, 10g2RAC on RH4/RH5 and Solaris 10 (Sparc)
>> We use RMAN and remote catalog for backups
> I don't know if this helps, but I saw this in the patch notes:
> "14.16 NFS Client Causes Machine To Reboot During Database Stress Testing
> Under certain test conditions with the system running at about 75% CPU 
> utilization, a system/OS reboot has been observed on Suse SLES10. An OS bug 
> has been opened against SLES10 with Novell. The Oracle bug 6883690 contains 
> the details and references the Novell bug (# 361920) filed for this issue."

and this is what happens when you use a toy OS to do real work... Received on Thu Oct 30 2008 - 16:48:49 CDT

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