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Error message : - su: cannot set user id: Resource temporarily unavailable (Doc ID 1174073.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 30, 2015

Applies to:

Oracle Exadata Hardware - Version 11.2.0.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 23-Jul-2013***

Symptoms

[root@db01xyz ~]# su - oracle
su: cannot set user id: Resource temporarily unavailable

Cannot login to oracle software owner - oracle - on db server db01xyz.
Error message : - su: cannot set user id: Resource temporarily unavailable

Error in /var/log/secure
Aug  9 15:40:02 db01xyz sshd[14289]: fatal: setresuid 29677: Resource temporarily unavailable

Cause

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