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Friday, April 4, 2008


After moving the storage to Solaris 10 or cloning from Solaris 8 box to Solaris 10 box, in a few instances the /var/crash/cores directory was reaching 100%. It was full of cores written by ALECDC, ARGLTP, XDPCTRLS, FNDLIBR, MSONEW, MSCSLD etc. I logged an SR with Oracle and they asked me for a stack trace. Metalink Note 1812.1 describes how to get a stack trace from a core file. Here's what I did:

Stack trace for ARGLTP

$ adb /apps11i/erp/appl/ar/11.5.0/bin/ARGLTP
core file = 1207343405-ARGLTP-16927-66128-54055-tsgsd1007-sun4u -- program
/apps11i/erp/appl/ar/11.5.0/bin/ARGLTP'' on platform SUNW,Netra-T12
SIGSEGV: Segmentation Fault
$c`strcmp+0x60(174ba4, 73737431, 0, 0, 1d1900, 1d18e0)
afppre+0x1cc(2a9900, 262b50, 50, 50, ff1ea2b4, ff1f29f8)
fdpcls+0x3e4(4e, 1c3df4, 1c3de4, 1c3c00, 1c3c00, 1)
main+0x7704(14fc30, 14fc74, ffbf9efc, a, 2a5e28, 7f80)
_start+0xdc(0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0)

We nailed it finally after long discussions with Oracle. It was a bug. After ATG_PF.H RUP6 when concurrent programs try to write Completed successfully, a variable was not initialized in the code. Because of this even though the concurrent program completed successfully, it used to coredump before it was able to write to its log file: Completed successfully. Applying Patch 6815663 resolved this issue.


Samee Chawhan said...


Can you please tell me what happened with this move from solaris 8 box to solaris 10?

How did you do it and any issues?

Vikram Das said...

Thanks for this comment. I had forgotten to update this post. I have done so now with the solution. The move from Solaris 8 to Solaris 10 was a success. The major issues we faced where:

1. Correct configuration of /etc/project file
2. Native Solaris 10 IMAP did not work well due to mandatory SSL certificate, so we opted for Solaris 8 IMAP on Solaris 10
3. gid of root user is 0 in Solaris 10 whereas gid of root user is 1 in Solaris 8. This caused issues on NFS mounts where the gid differed.

- Vikram

anji said...


Any idea how many FNDLIBR processes will be started after started concurrent manager , is there any file or profile where we set this.