ORA-7445 Followed By ORA-1000 "MAXIMUM OPEN CURSORS EXCEEDED" Error (Doc ID 1138647.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 13, 2012

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.2.0.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 13-SEP-2012***

Symptoms

You are experiencing ORA-7445 core dump errors which are accompanied by ORA-1000 errors, e.g.:

ORA-07445: exception encountered: core dump [00000000] [SIGILL] [Illegal opcode] [0x000000000] [] []
ORA-00604: error occurred at recursive SQL level 1
ORA-01000: maximum open cursors exceeded

 

Changes

You may have already noticed that OPEN_CURSORS was set to a low value and corrected it by setting it higher and still encounter the errors.

Cause

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