Oracle 18c opatch util cleanup not working


System:

[oracle@hostname:/opt/oraclegrid/18]$   uname -a SunOS hostname 5.11 11.4.24.75.2 sun4v sparc sun4v 

Database:

Oracle 18c 18.10 (April 2020 patch), RacOneNode setup 

Opatch

OPatch Version: 12.2.0.1.21 

I found out, that a .patch_storage folder in GRID/DB homes takes really much space on file system. I tried to use opatch util cleanup utility (this utility should clean this folder) but nothing happened. Here is output:

[oracle@hostname:/opt/oraclegrid/18]$   du -hs .patch_storage/  4.1G   .patch_storage [oracle@hostname:/opt/oraclegrid/18]$   opatch util cleanup Oracle Interim Patch Installer version 12.2.0.1.21 Copyright (c) 2020, Oracle Corporation.  All rights reserved.   Oracle Home       : /opt/oraclegrid/18 Central Inventory : /opt/oraInventory    from           : /opt/oraclegrid/18/oraInst.loc OPatch version    : 12.2.0.1.21 OUI version       : 12.2.0.4.0 Log file location : /opt/oraclegrid/18/cfgtoollogs/opatch/opatch2020-09-13_14-47-13PM_1.log  Invoking utility "cleanup" OPatch will clean up 'restore.sh,make.txt' files and 'scratch,backup' directories. You will be still able to rollback patches after this cleanup. Do you want to proceed? [y|n] y User Responded with: Y  Backup area for restore has been cleaned up. For a complete list of files/directories deleted, Please refer log file.  OPatch succeeded. [oracle@hostname:/opt/oraclegrid/18]$   du -hs .patch_storage/  4.1G   .patch_storage 

Log output:

[Sep 13, 2020 2:47:14 PM] [INFO]    CUP_LOG: Trying to load HomeOperations object [Sep 13, 2020 2:47:14 PM] [INFO]    CUP_LOG: HomeOperations provider not available [Sep 13, 2020 2:47:14 PM] [INFO]    CUP_LOG: This is unusual state. HomeOperations object is null, but it should not be null if HomeOperations create went thru. CUP is not available [Sep 13, 2020 2:47:14 PM] [INFO]    OPatch invoked as follows: 'util cleanup -invPtrLoc /opt/oraclegrid/18/oraInst.loc ' [Sep 13, 2020 2:47:14 PM] [INFO]    Runtime args: [-Xmx1536m, -XX:+HeapDumpOnOutOfMemoryError, -XX:HeapDumpPath=/opt/oraclegrid/18/cfgtoollogs/opatch, -DCommonLog.LOG_SESSION_ID=, -DCommonLog.COMMAND_NAME=ut il, -DOPatch.ORACLE_HOME=/opt/oraclegrid/18, -DOPatch.DEBUG=false, -DOPatch.MAKE=false, -DOPatch.RUNNING_DIR=/opt/oracle/18/OPatch, -DOPatch.MW_HOME=, -DOPatch.WL_HOME=, -DOPatch.COMMON_COMPONENTS_HOME=, -DO Patch.OUI_LOCATION=/opt/oraclegrid/18/oui, -DOPatch.FMW_COMPONENT_HOME=, -DOPatch.OPATCH_CLASSPATH=, -DOPatch.WEBLOGIC_CLASSPATH=, -DOPatch.SKIP_OUI_VERSION_CHECK=, -DOPatch.NEXTGEN_HOME_CHECK=false, -DOPatc h.PARALLEL_ON_FMW_OH=] [Sep 13, 2020 2:47:14 PM] [INFO]    Heap in use : 24 MB                                     Total memory: 307 MB                                     Free memory : 282 MB                                     Max memory  : 1365 MB [Sep 13, 2020 2:47:14 PM] [INFO]    Oracle Home       : /opt/oraclegrid/18                                     Central Inventory : /opt/oraInventory                                        from           : /opt/oraclegrid/18/oraInst.loc                                     OPatch version    : 12.2.0.1.21                                     OUI version       : 12.2.0.4.0                                     OUI location      : /opt/oraclegrid/18/oui                                     Log file location : /opt/oraclegrid/18/cfgtoollogs/opatch/opatch2020-09-13_14-47-13PM_1.log [Sep 13, 2020 2:47:14 PM] [INFO]    Patch history file: /opt/oraclegrid/18/cfgtoollogs/opatch/opatch_history.txt [Sep 13, 2020 2:47:16 PM] [INFO]    [OPSR-TIME] Loading raw inventory [Sep 13, 2020 2:47:16 PM] [INFO]    [OPSR-MEMORY] Loaded all components from inventory. Heap memory in use: 54 (MB) [Sep 13, 2020 2:47:16 PM] [INFO]    [OPSR-MEMORY] Loaded all one offs from inventory. Heap memory in use: 54 (MB) [Sep 13, 2020 2:47:16 PM] [INFO]    [OPSR-TIME] Raw inventory loaded successfully [Sep 13, 2020 2:47:16 PM] [INFO]    Invoking utility "cleanup" [Sep 13, 2020 2:47:16 PM] [INFO]    [OPSR-TIME] Cleaning up backup [Sep 13, 2020 2:47:16 PM] [INFO]    OPatch will clean up 'restore.sh,make.txt' files and 'scratch,backup' directories.                                     You will be still able to rollback patches after this cleanup.                                     Do you want to proceed? [y|n] [Sep 13, 2020 2:47:16 PM] [INFO]    Start to wait for user-input at Sun Sep 13 14:47:16 CEST 2020 [Sep 13, 2020 2:47:19 PM] [INFO]    Finish waiting for user-input at Sun Sep 13 14:47:19 CEST 2020 [Sep 13, 2020 2:47:19 PM] [INFO]    User Responded with: Y [Sep 13, 2020 2:47:19 PM] [INFO]    Cannot delete as either pathToBeDeleted is empty or it does not contain .patch_storage : [Sep 13, 2020 2:47:19 PM] [INFO]    Cannot delete as either pathToBeDeleted is empty or it does not contain .patch_storage : [Sep 13, 2020 2:47:19 PM] [INFO]    Cannot delete as either pathToBeDeleted is empty or it does not contain .patch_storage : [Sep 13, 2020 2:47:19 PM] [INFO]    Cannot delete as either pathToBeDeleted is empty or it does not contain .patch_storage : [Sep 13, 2020 2:47:19 PM] [INFO]    Cannot delete as either pathToBeDeleted is empty or it does not contain .patch_storage : [Sep 13, 2020 2:47:19 PM] [INFO]    Cannot delete as either pathToBeDeleted is empty or it does not contain .patch_storage : [Sep 13, 2020 2:47:19 PM] [INFO]    Cannot delete as either pathToBeDeleted is empty or it does not contain .patch_storage : [Sep 13, 2020 2:47:19 PM] [INFO]    Cannot delete as either pathToBeDeleted is empty or it does not contain .patch_storage : [Sep 13, 2020 2:47:19 PM] [INFO]    Cannot delete as either pathToBeDeleted is empty or it does not contain .patch_storage : [Sep 13, 2020 2:47:19 PM] [INFO]    Cannot delete as either pathToBeDeleted is empty or it does not contain .patch_storage : [Sep 13, 2020 2:47:19 PM] [INFO]    Cannot delete as either pathToBeDeleted is empty or it does not contain .patch_storage : [Sep 13, 2020 2:47:19 PM] [INFO]    Cannot delete as either pathToBeDeleted is empty or it does not contain .patch_storage : [Sep 13, 2020 2:47:19 PM] [INFO]    Cannot delete as either pathToBeDeleted is empty or it does not contain .patch_storage : [Sep 13, 2020 2:47:19 PM] [INFO]    Cannot delete as either pathToBeDeleted is empty or it does not contain .patch_storage : 

Is this a bug? Or am i doing something wrong? Is this command not supported anymore in latest versions of opatch? Thank you guys