otl_connect.rlogon API call hangs

Posted on 2014-04-04
Last Modified: 2014-04-08
I am trying to connect to the oracle 11g database using the OTL 4.0 libraries in red hat Linux platform.

After passing the userid/passwd@db to the rlogon method,  the otl_connect.rlogon call stucks and never returns. So, the application hangs. The issue is looks like some system library related issue.

Thanks for your help,
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Expert Comment

ID: 39978578
Are you calling 'set_connection_mode()' and 'set_program_name()' prior to 'rlogon()'? Also, what happens when you use 'set_timeout()' with an appropriate value?

Author Comment

ID: 39978726
JKR, Thanks for your help.

I am calling the below methods:

otl_connect objConn;

In some Linux boxes, the above code hangs. But in  other system it works. So I think this issue may be due to the environmental (lib version etc) issue.

I will try your suggestions.
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Expert Comment

ID: 39979143
The environment could well be an issue... so maybe the timeout can help...
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Author Comment

ID: 39979163
Thanks jkr,

When I check the binary dependency (LDD), it looks fine. Since the binary was working in all other systems, I don't prefer to  change the existing the code.

When I use strace, the below output is keep logging.

times(NULL)                             = -838950935
times(NULL)                             = -838950935
times(NULL)                             = -838950935
times(NULL)                             = -838950935
times(NULL)                             = -838950935
times(NULL)                             = -838950935

I am wondering how can I find the root cause of this issue.
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Accepted Solution

slightwv (䄆 Netminder) earned 500 total points
ID: 39979210
Not familiar with the OTL 4 libraries but that error appears to be a known bug in the Oracle 10g client.

Check out:

Author Comment

ID: 39979262
Thanks slightwv.

I think your post will make sense to my problem. I can try updating my build machine with Oracle 11g client, rebuild the binaries and test it.

Author Comment

ID: 39986754
Hi slightwv,

I built my binaries using 11g libaries and it worked. Thank you very much for your solution.


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