Asynchronous I/O problems with Oracle after applying SLES9 SP4

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Environment

Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 Service Pack 4
Oracle (multiple versions)

Situation

Running RMAN backups with the ASYNCH option set fails.

Oracle alertlog:
Corrupt block relative dba: 0x00800001 (file 0, block 1)
Bad header found during backing up datafile
Data in bad block -
type: 30 format: 2 rdba: 0x00800006
last change scn: 0x0000.00001226 seq: 0x1 flg: 0x04
consistency value in tail: 0x12261e01
check value in block header: 0xa084, computed block checksum: 0x0
spare1: 0x0, spare2: 0x0, spare3: 0x0

Resolution

The issue has been fixed in kernel version 2.6.5-7.312.

Additional Information

Running an rman backup with set filesystemio_options=ASYNCH fails since upgrading to SLES 9 SP 4.

Disclaimer

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  • Document ID:7000109
  • Creation Date: 16-Apr-2008
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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