Re: Rebooted servers and then ASM does not bring up

  • From: fairlie rego <fairlie_r@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: chupit@xxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2008 09:01:34 +1100 (EST)

Coincidentally I hit the same issue a couple of weeks ago.
  The corruption is noticed during a reconfiguration triggered when an ASM 
instance joins or leaves the cluster. It is seen in the Active Change Directory 
(file#3) which is the part of the ASM disk group analogous to the RDBMS redo 
stream which is used for instance recovery.
  In our case we shutdown a node non gracefully and noticed the 600 on the ASM 
instance of another node when the reconfig was triggered due to the first ASM 
instance going down.
  Also this is the 2nd ASM disk group corruption I have encountered in the past 
6 months.

Edgar Chupit <chupit@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
  We've recently hit bug #6163771 CANNOT MOUNT DISKGROUP DUE TO ORA-600
[KFCEMA02] on (but it applies to >= but < 11.2)
After reboot of one instance, asm was failing to start because one of
the diskgroups was corrupted due to this bug.

There is a note 6163771.8 that describes this bug and the only
workaround it is "There is no workaround - the diskgroup needs to be

Very bad thing about this issue is that, Oracle Support analyst was
not able to reveal situation when it can happen, so I assume that it
can happen anytime and to any diskgroup.

In our case we were lucky, because affected diskgroup was used only as
flash recovery area, so we didn't had to do actual restore, just moved
flash recovery area to another place and than recreated the diskgroup.

So, I think, there is billion + one case when RAC will not startup automagicaly.

On Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 4:11 PM, Bradd Piontek 
> I've seen that as well. It depends.
> not really a question to be answered (i've currently got several SRs open)
> but if anyone knows of common issues with the OCR corruption that would be
> awesome. This has happened to us several times now. the diskgroup issue I

Best regards,
Edgar Chupit

          Fairlie Rego
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