Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Package Build Kernel going Zombie during Update Builds & Deploy

  1. #1
    Member fbrammer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Charlotte, NC

    Package Build Kernel going Zombie during Update Builds & Deploy

    I have an open SR with Oracle, but I wanted to reach out to this community for some ideas.

    We've been on Tools since January, from 9.1.3. Starting a few weeks ago our Package Build Kernel for our DV and PY builds will Zombie periodically. There are times when I can't even build the simplest single object package. Then later I can do a very large update build with dozens (10 page build report) without issue. It seems entirely random.

    We did find a networking issue related to our DV builds. We were building DV to 2 servers and one of the servers had a rogue network adapter that picked up a random IP address. We fixed that and DV was building fine for almost 2 weeks. This past weekend I did a successful Full Build with no issue, and we even dropped the second build server because we didn't need it anymore. Anyway, the very next update build went Zombie. After multiple reboots and attempts I finally got multiple small update builds done and deployed. I got up early this morning to do that large update build that failed the night before so I could gather the logs for Oracle Support, and the build was successful.

    We have the same problem in our PY path code. We haven't experienced the issue in Production, but we don't build production often and those packages are usually much smaller, but I haven't noticed that the size of the package has anything to do with the issue.

    Anyway, has anyone else had issues with the Package Build Kernel going Zombie? Any ideas on how to fix it?

    Oracle says they have had other customers report the issue.

    Also, when the issue originally appeared I got a dmp file. I don't know if it was every time, but I noticed it several times. I haven't noticed one in a while. Does that indicate anything?

    This isn't technically a down Production issue, but were getting ready to implement another phase of our project and PY builds are frequent so this is a huge problem for us.

    Thank you!
    Frank Brammer
    E1 9.0, TR 9.1.5
    HPUX IA64 & Win 2008 R2
    Oracle 10g/11g
    WebLogic 10.3.5/12c

  2. #2
    Do you have any issues in your package build kernel log?

  3. #3
    Senior Member DSauve's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Spokane, WA
    Have you tried building a new full package? Maybe something in your current base full package is corrupted and a new full package may be needed to get around that.
    Don Sauve
    Wagstaff, Inc.
    E1 9.1, Win2012 R2, Oracle, TR, WebLogic 12.1.3, BI Publisher
    Moving to: E1 9.2, Win2016, SQL Server 2016, TR, WebLogic 12.2.1, BI Publisher

  4. #4
    Member Soumen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Houston, Texas
    How does the call stack look like when you get the zombie. Can you post the entire call stack?

  5. #5
    Here at my company, we had/have that periodically. It was caused by the backup process on our iSeries.

  6. #6
    New Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Hi Frank, my company we have the same issue, sometime in PY and sometime in PD, and workaround found to date was to make small packages:
    could you tell me what was the SR Oracle solution (if found)?

    thanks a lot,


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
The legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site are available here.
Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.
JDELIST is NOT affiliated with JD Edwards® & Company, Oracle or Peoplesoft. Contents of this site are neither endorsed nor approved by JD Edwards® & Company, Oracle or Peoplesoft.