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Re: Oracle UNKNOWN processes

From: Neil Greene <deepthought!neil_at_ms.uky.edu>
Date: 7 Apr 92 13:53:47 GMT
Message-ID: <1992Apr7.135347.22526@deepthought.uucp>

In article <4537_at_m1.cs.man.ac.uk> rick_at_rick.cs.man.ac.uk (Rick Dipper) writes:
> In article <1992Apr2.161630.5407_at_deepthought.uucp>,
 deepthought!neil_at_ms.uky.edu (Neil Greene) writes:
> |> I am running Oracle v6 on a NeXTcube. I am accessing the database fine
 from
> |> the host machine. However, when I connect to the server through our
 Tymnet
> |> network, Oracle processes come up with the user UNKNOWN.
> |>
> |> > UNKNOWN 5349 0.0 2.3 3.40M 832K p4 S 0:00 ora_pmon_nasris
> |> > UNKNOWN 5350 0.0 2.8 3.49M 1024K p4 S 0:00 ora_dbwr_nasris
> |> > UNKNOWN 5351 0.0 2.8 3.40M 1016K p4 S 0:00 ora_lgwr_nasris
> |> > UNKNOWN 5352 0.0 2.3 3.40M 832K p4 S 0:00 ora_smon_nasris
> |>
> |> Does anyone know what may be causing this, I am confused on the situation.
> |> Note: this does _not_ happen all of the time either.
>
> This is becuse ps is looking in the password file to find the name of the
> user that owns the process. The process table only stores the UID of the
> process. What has happend is that the entry in the password file has gone
> missing for some reason. Yoll have to investigate why & also why it comes
> back again. Maybe you NIS server dies or something ??

Well, the NeXT does not use normal unix flat files for system administration. Although, it is possible to use both flat file and NetInfo together. I have simply exported the /etc/passwd file from Netinfo and will see if this solves the problem.

Thanks

-- 
Neil Greene
ARCI, Inc.
Kentucky NeXT User Group, Inc.
Phone: 606.254.4060
Received on Tue Apr 07 1992 - 08:53:47 CDT

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