RE: SQL*Plus With Instant Client Hangs, When System Uptime Is More Than 248 Days

  • From: "Norman Dunbar" <norman.dunbar@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2006 11:41:42 +0100

>>> "Bobak, Mark" <Mark.Bobak@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 04/18/06 11:10pm >>>
>>'s baaackkk....the infamous 248 days bug....

>> If I recall correctly, there was a bug back in 8.0.5, I think?,
>> caused your database to hang after 248 days.  

I got bitten by this one only yesterday on some legacy systems on an
old Solaris server. The server has been up 253 days and we shut down the
database for some maintenance. It stuck. Abort sorted that out. Wouldn't
start up again, looping in SEMOP according to truss. Oh hum.

Still, at least we'll only get hit every 248 days, some poor sods out
there are/were getting hit every 24.8 days. Nasty !


Norman Dunbar.
Contract Oracle DBA.
Rivers House, Leeds.

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