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Clearing Unused Shared Memory Left by DM_ORACLE (Doc ID 989567.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 23, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management - Version to [Release 7.0.0 to 7.5.0]
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)


The dm_oracle processes allocate shared memory segments on the system, which are used for inter-process communication between back-end and front-end processes.

These shared memory segments can be monitored using the standard 'ipcs' command. For example, this is the result of a command run on a Solaris system with one running dm_oracle:

In that case, a restart of dm_oracle will allocate a new segment and the memory allocated to the old one will be left behind and wasted on the system. How to take care of this ?


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