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 >> >> -- >> http://www.freelists.org/webpage/oracle-l >> >> >> -- >> http://www.freelists.org/webpage/oracle-l >> >> >> > > > -- > Howard A. Latham > -- Andrew W. Kerber 'If at first you dont succeed, dont take up skydiving.'