Bug 137945 - hugemem kernel panic running oracle universal installer for 10g RAC
Summary: hugemem kernel panic running oracle universal installer for 10g RAC
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel   
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Version: 3.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Larry Woodman
QA Contact: Brian Brock
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Reported: 2004-11-03 00:18 UTC by steve chung
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-10-19 19:15:10 UTC
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panic dumps from node1 (16.16 KB, text/plain)
2004-11-03 00:19 UTC, steve chung
no flags Details
panic dumps from node2 (5.29 KB, text/plain)
2004-11-03 00:20 UTC, steve chung
no flags Details

Description steve chung 2004-11-03 00:18:37 UTC
attempting to install oracle 10g/RAC via oracle universal installer
produces kernel panic with the 2.4.21-20.ELhugemem kernel. we've
managed to complete 1 installation tho with the  2.4.21-20.ELsmp kernel. 

interestingly, oracle universal installer DID NOT produce hugemem
kernel panics while installing Cluster Ready Services, only during the
10g/RAC install. i did manage to produce a kernel panic running
bonnie++ too [it's in the panic log below] although running iozone did
not produce any panics. 

we also have a TAR open with oracle regarding this situation.
plz lemme know if i should provide any other data.
here are the hardware specs:

node1 - poweredge 6650 [dual 2ghz xeon cpus, 8gb ram, perc4/dc raid
controller, qlogic qla2342 hba ]

node2 - poweredge 6650 [dual 2.7ghz xeon cpus, 8gb ram, perc3/dc raid
controller, qlogic qla2342 hba]

storage array - emc clariion cx300
here are the software specs:

os - redhat enterprise advanced server 3 update 3. 2.4.21-20.ELhugemem
[we encountered the same panics with update 2 hugemem kernels as well] 

emc powerpath - 3.0.6-010

megaraid module - i've tried vers1 and also vers2 with the same results.

the 2 attachments include the panic dumps captured via serial console.

Comment 1 steve chung 2004-11-03 00:19:34 UTC
Created attachment 106098 [details]
panic dumps from node1

Comment 2 steve chung 2004-11-03 00:20:28 UTC
Created attachment 106099 [details]
panic dumps from node2

Comment 3 Larry Woodman 2005-08-30 17:43:34 UTC
Can you try to reproduce this problem on the latest RHEL3-U6 beta kernel and let
me know how it goes?

Thanks, Larry Woodman

Comment 5 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-10-19 19:15:10 UTC
This bug is filed against RHEL 3, which is in maintenance phase.
During the maintenance phase, only security errata and select mission
critical bug fixes will be released for enterprise products. Since
this bug does not meet that criteria, it is now being closed.
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