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Error in syslog.log

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Joseph D. Gifford
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Error in syslog.log

I have a large Oracle DB running on a Superdome under HP-UX 11.11. I am getting 'clusters' of the following error in the syslog.log:

Apr 15 07:30:39 vmunix: free_ioctl: can't send pkt: ssn=aba9e080 mp=517
16340 q=ab04dd80

I have removed the hostname for company privacy reasons. I can find no reference to this error anywhere. Any suggestions?
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smatador
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Re: Error in syslog.log

Hi,
Very difficult to suggest something with this error. First call the HP support.
Does the box crash? Do you have a core? Do you have any third party software relatif to network or security.
Obviously you could maybe update your network and streams patches.
Joseph D. Gifford
Occasional Contributor

Re: Error in syslog.log

Very interesting that you ask about third party network or security software. We are using a packet sniffer for intrusion detection, so yes to both. Are you suggesting that the packet sniffer is hampering network communications?
Steven E. Protter
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Re: Error in syslog.log

Shalom,

If the system has full function and there are no user complaints, there may be nothing that needs to be done.

This looks like a transient error probably provoked externally by network infrastructure or something like that.

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Joseph D. Gifford
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Re: Error in syslog.log

While there are no system crashes or other dramatic system issues, we are getting user complaints. The timing of the messages is suspect. If I can directly relate this error message to a possible network issue, I can temporarily shut down the third party software to test the scenario. Is there a way to concretely relate the error message to a *possible* network issue?
Joseph D. Gifford
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Re: Error in syslog.log

Opening a ticket with HP Support, thanks for the advice.