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alert log entries not sequential

Adams, Matthew (GE Consumer & Industrial)


During the debacle this weekend, I did come across
something interesting. Below I've attached a section of
the alert log file from the instance that experienced
difficulties. This is the first time I've ever seen
entries in the alert.log file not be in chronological order.
Database opened normally at 2:15:25
Entries show a shutdown abort at 2:32:14, when the veritas cluster
failed over to the other node, but a few lines later, it's
reported tablespaces were put into backup mode at 2:18:15

Anybody know what might account for this fact?

(I've already solved the corruption issues in question,
I'm really just interested in how Oracle could put these lines
in this particular order.)

--------- Attached Alert.log -------

Sun Aug 22 02:15:25 2004
Completed: alter database open=20
Sun Aug 22 02:31:12 2004
Thread 1 advanced to log sequence 15339
Current log# 2 seq# 15339 mem# 0: =
Current log# 2 seq# 15339 mem# 1: /redos_fs1pkg/dbs/fsi1/redo2fsi1.log
Sun Aug 22 02:31:12 2004
ARC0: Beginning to archive log# 3 seq# 15338
ARC0: Completed archiving log# 3 seq# 15338
Sun Aug 22 02:32:14 2004
Shutting down instance (abort)
License high water mark =3D 2
Instance terminated by USER, pid =3D 12911
lter tablespace RBS begin backup
Completed: alter tablespace RBS begin backup
Sun Aug 22 02:18:15 2004
alter tablespace SYSTEM begin backup
Completed: alter tablespace SYSTEM begin backup
Sun Aug 22 02:18:15 2004
alter tablespace TEMP begin backup
Completed: alter tablespace TEMP begin backup
Sun Aug 22 02:18:15 2004
alter tablespace TOOLS begin backup
Completed: alter tablespace TOOLS begin backup
********************* ATTENTION: ********************=20
The controlfile header block returned by the OS
has a sequence number that is too old.=20
The controlfile might be corrupted.
If this has occurred in a background process,=20
then the instance will be aborted.
without following the steps below.
TO THE DATABASE, if the controlfile is truly corrupted.
In order to re-start the instance safely,=20
please do the following:
(1) Save all copies of the controlfile for later=20
  analysis and contact your OS vendor and Oracle support.
(2) Mount the instance and issue:=20
(3) Unmount the instance.=20
(4) Use the script in the trace file to
  RE-CREATE THE CONTROLFILE and open the database.=20
Sun Aug 22 02:38:23 2004
Errors in file /oracle/fs1pkg/8.1.7/rdbms/log/fsi1_ora_13773.trc:
ORA-00600: internal error code, arguments: [kccchb_1], [87478], [87469], =
[0], [87469], [0], [], []
<More very very bad stuff follows, deleted for brevity>

Matt Adams - GE Appliances - matt.adams@(protected)
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