Hi, not too familiar with linux from a sysadmin point of view. We have a box (RH 3.0) that regularly crashes around once a month, I can't see anything database/application wise but the sysadmin can't see anything their end either.
I have spotted something odd, Grid Control thinks OPEN_MAX has changed from 1024 to 65536, then to 1024 and then back to 65536 over a period of 3 weeks. The changes tie in with reboots/crashes but sysadmin don't know what causing this and didn't do anything. Yet if i do a getconf OPEN_MAX it returns 1024. It may just be a problem/bug with grid and yes I'm clutching at straws!
We run 3 databases, a couple of agents and grid on this box. We also see the same pattern on the DR server (and that also has the mysterious, ostensibly changing open_max value).
crash in the sense you can no longer connect to the box or even do a simple ping. Everytime its happened, its been a case of powering the box on directly. The DR server was down for a matter of hours last time it happened on there.
No core dumps.
Redhat bugs...perhaps thats where I should look next.