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The OJVM Patching Saga – and how to solve it – Part V

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MOS Note released explaining patching without STARTUP UPGRADE mode

An important note regarding OJVM rolling patching has been published on MyOracle Support:

MOS Note: 2217053.1
RAC Rolling Install Process for the “Oracle JavaVM Component Database PSU” (OJVM PSU) Patches

“Beginning with the Jan2017 OJVM PSU patchset for 11.2.0.4 and

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The OJVM Patching Saga – and how to solve it – Part IV

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What is missing with the “Mitigation Patch?

Michael, the team lead from a large Oracle customer mailed me the other day. He wanted to disable Java on all their +600 databases by using the Mitigation Patch for OJVM. But he received a strange error when trying to enable the …

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The OJVM Patching Saga – and how to solve it – Part III

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What is the “Mitigation Patch?

In MOS Note:1929745.1 – Oracle JavaVM Component Database Patches there’s a section called What is the Mitigation Patch. It says:
For situations where the latest OJVM PSU cannot be installed immediately there is a “Mitigation Patch” that can be used. The “Mitigation

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The OJVM Patching Saga – and how to solve it – Part II

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Important Notes

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The OJVM Patching Saga – and how to solve it – Part I

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Who’s the Product Manager for Patching?

First of all, I’m neither a patching expert nor am I the Product Manager for Patching. There’s no such role as far as I know but there are people inside Oracle who have way more clue about this topic. There’s a group …

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Too many heap subpools might break the upgrade

Recently one of our new upcoming Oracle Database 11.2 reference customers did upgrade their production database – a huge EBS system from Oracle 9.2.0.8 to Oracle Database 11.2.0.2. They’ve tested very well, we’ve optimized the upgrade process, the recompilation timings etc.

But once the live upgrade was done it did fail in the JAVA component piece with this error:

begin if
initjvmaux.startstep(‘CREATE_JAVA_SYSTEM’) then
*
ORA-29553:
classw in use: SYS.javax/mail/folder
ORA-06512: at “SYS.INITJVMAUX”, line 23
ORA-06512: at line 5

Support diagnosis was pretty quick – and refered to:
Bug 10165223 – ORA-29553: class in
use: sys.javax/mail/folder during database

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