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Start of ‘ora.crf’ failed after update to DBBP7

This happened to me a month ago right after I applied DBBP7 on For some reason the ora.crf resource didn’t start automatically:

CRS-5013: Agent "ORAROOTAGENT" failed to start process "/u01/app/" for action "start": details at "(:CLSN00008:)" in "/u01/app/oracle/diag/crs/exa01db01/crs/trace/ohasd_orarootagent_root.trc"
CRS-2674: Start of 'ora.crf' on 'exa01db01' failed

Checking the trace file for more details you can immediately spot where the problem is:

2015-06-04 10:35:51.156513 :CLSDYNAM:3286230784: [ ora.crf]{0:0:8275} [start] (:CLSN00008:)Utils:execCmd scls_process_spawn() failed 1
2015-06-04 10:35:51.156520 :CLSDYNAM:3286230784: [ ora.crf]{0:0:8275} [start] (:CLSN00008:) category: -1, operation: fail, loc: canexec2, OS error: 0, other: no exe permission, file [/u01/app/]

Indeed the osysmond is owned by the oracle user where it should be owned by root:

[root@exa01db01 ~]# ls -al /u01/app/
-rwxr-x--- 1 oracle oinstall 9441 Jun  4 10:42 /u01/app/

The fix for that is simple – you need to unlock and lock the GI:

[root@exa01db01 ~]# /u01/app/ -unlock
[root@exa01db01 ~]# /u01/app/ -patch

The osysmond has the correct permissions now and the resource ora.crf starts sucessfully:

[root@exa01db01 ~]# ls -al /u01/app/
-rwxr-x--- 1 root oinstall 9533 Jun  4 10:48 /u01/app/


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  • Naveen

    Thanks a ton, this worked for me

  • Svetoslav Gyurov

    Glad it helped you. Thanks for reading and commenting.