EMagent 12c with high number of threads causing “su: cannot set user id: Resource temporarily unavailable”

Hello all,
Yeah, these days I got some errors and when validating the server found the fllowing error:

su: cannot set user id: Resource temporarily unavailable

As you can imagine, in order to fix the issue, I adjusted the /etc/security/limits.conf increasing oracle nprocs to:

oracle           soft    nproc           4047
oracle           hard    nproc           20384

Ok, turns out that after a while I got the same errors again…
After some investigating I find that the EM Agent process was with 5020 threads!
Take a look:

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Metric evaluation error start – Get dynamic property error,Dynamic Category property error,Computation of a critical dynamic property failed. Retries Completed.

Hi all,
Getting this error? OMS
Ok… After an investigation on MOS and also a SR opened with Oracle is was pointed to relation with Bug 17575631 CLUSTER DB HOME PAGE ERRORS- REGIONS FETCH REAL TIME DATA WILL NOT BE DISPLAYED on Database Plugin.
It’s solved in OMS and also in EM Database Plugin Bundle patch.

 I’ll show you how to workaround it. 🙂

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EM Repository: ORA-00060: Deadlock detected error in alert log

Some time ago I found some ORA-00060: Deadlock detected. errors in a client OEM database… Like this:

Thu Dec 22 09:01:55 2016
ORA-00060: Deadlock detected. More info in file /oracle/oemdb/diag/rdbms/oemdb/oemdb/trace/oemdb_ora_1757.trc.
Thu Dec 22 09:02:07 2016
ORA-00060: Deadlock detected. More info in file /oracle/oemdb/diag/rdbms/oemdb/oemdb/trace/oemdb_ora_1759.trc.
ORA-00060: Deadlock detected. More info in file /oracle/oemdb/diag/rdbms/oemdb/oemdb/trace/oemdb_ora_1759.trc.

In summary, after investigating the trace (as per below), found that the issueis caused by the following command:

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Infiniband Error: Cable is present on Port “X” but it is polling for peer port

Facing this error? Let me guess: Ports 03, 05, 06, 08, 09 and 12 are alerting? You have a Quarter Rack? Have recently installed Exadata plugin to version or higher?
Don’t panic!

This is probably related to Bug 15937297 : EM 12C HAS ERRORS CABLE IS PRESENT ON PORT ‘N’ BUT IT IS POLLING FOR PEER PORT. The full message might be like “Cable is present on Port 6 but it is polling for peer port. This could happen when the peer port is unplugged/disabled“.

In fact, the bug was closed as not a bug. 🙂
As part of the Exadata plugin, the IB switch ports are now checked for non-terminated cables. So these errors ‘polling for peer port’ are the expected behavior.  Once ‘polling for peer port’ is an enhanced feature of the plugin, this explains why you most likely did not see these errors until you upgraded the OMS to and then updated the plugins.

In Quarter Racks, the following ports 3, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 12 are usually cabled ahead of time, but not terminated. In some racks port 32 may also be unterminated. Checking for incident in OEM you might see something like this image:


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