ORA-600[KCBNEW_3] On DML Statements. (Doc ID 1080272.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 28, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.2.0.8 to 11.1.0.6 [Release 9.2 to 11.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 21-Feb-2013***

Symptoms

Hitting ORA-600 [KCBNEW_3] on Oracle 10.2.0.3 64-bit on a IBM AIX 64-bit server:

Intermittent ORA-600[kcbnew_3] internal errors during inserts (or other DML).

 

The trace file shows current SQL is a failing insert statement:

INSERT INTO <table_name> ("Column1",............

 

 The function stack shows the error occurred after formatting new blocks above the HWM for ths insert:

ksfdmp <- kgerinv <- kgeasnmierr <- kcbassertsd3
kcbnew ktsfbfmt ktsfsmhwm ktsfsnblk ktsf_gsp kdtgsp     *** this line is the useful part of the stack **
kdtgsph <- kdtFlushBuf <- insflush <- insrow <- insdrv
onscovexe <- insExecStmtExecIniE <- ngine <- insexe <- opiexe

Cause

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