DataPump Export (EXPDP) Fails With Error ORA-4031 For 1207992352 Bytes On 10.2.0.3 (Doc ID 1066911.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 28, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.3 to 10.2.0.3 [Release 10.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 30-Jan-2015***

Symptoms

When attempting to expdp FULL=Y on 10.2.0.3 / AIX 64bit, ORA-4031 occurred with unreasonable memory chunk size (1207992352 bytes):

ORA-39125: Worker unexpected fatal error in KUPW$WORKER.UNLOAD_METADATA while calling DBMS_METADATA.FETCH_XML_CLOB [PROCACT_SCHEMA:"NSHDBARO"]
ORA-04031: unable to allocate 1207992352 bytes of shared memory ("shared pool","XDbD/PLZ01TcHgNAgAIIegtw==","qmxlu subheap","qmemNextBuf:Large Alloc")

Cause

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