Re: Oracle 9i 365-day reboot issue

There was a time - with Oracle 5 I seem to recall where when the License
came up for renewal the database stopped.
It was taken out but then on VMS at least Oracle systems stopped on April
the 1st - we thought it was a virus!

On 10/08/2008, Adams, Matthew (GE Indust, ConsInd) <MATT.ADAMS@xxxxxx>
wrote:
>
> As I recall, this was mostly related to solaris
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Riyaj Shamsudeen
> Sent: Friday, August 08, 2008 11:40 AM
> To: weaver1308@xxxxxxxxx
> Cc: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>
> Subject: Re: Oracle 9i 365-day reboot issue
>
>
> Hey Walt
>   I remember you :-)
>   That bug was between 8.0.x to 8.1.6 due to timer overflow. Note
> 118228.1
>
>   Operating systems with clock ticks set to milliseconds will see this
>   problem after 24.8 days but typically systems have clock ticks set
>   to centiseconds which means the problem would not be seen for 248
> days.
>
>
> Cheers
> Riyaj
> The Pythian Group www.pythian.com
> personal: http://orainternals.wordpress.com
>
>
> Walt Weaver wrote:
> > Hello all,
> >
> > Some of the older list members may remember me; I've been more or less
>
> > away from Oracle for a few years but we still have a few old 9i
> > systems I still maintain on a sporadic basis.
> >
> > Anyway, one of our few remaining Oracle customers recently requested
> > that we bounce the Oracle instance they were on; they said there was a
>
> > bug in 9i that required the instance be bounced at least every 365
> days.
> >
> > Does anyone know anything about this? I haven't been able to find out
> > anything about it; my Metalink account expired a long time ago and
> > Googling hasn't turned up anything.
> >
> > Any information will be greatly appreciated.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > --Walt Weaver, old Oracle fart (it's my 60th birthday today)
> >   -- Bozeman, Montana
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Howard A. Latham

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