Re: Oracle 9i 365-day reboot issue

Yes this is an issue in Oracle 8 and 8i, not 9.  There might be OS issues
along those lines, if they are on an older version of the operating system.

On Sun, Aug 10, 2008 at 3:43 AM, Howard Latham <howard.latham@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> 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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