Database shutdown immediate Hangs: Startup can also hang (Doc ID 1194229.1)

Last updated on JULY 01, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.1.0.2 to 11.2.0.0 [Release 10.1 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 01-Jul-2016***



Symptoms


1) The ALERT.LOG shows Oracle background processes are active, preventing the shutdown.

"...
Active process 19635 user 'oracle' program 'oracle@abc (m000)'
Active process 19635 user 'oracle' program 'oracle@abc (m000)'
SHUTDOWN: waiting for logins to complete.
Mon Aug 2 20:04:25 2010
SHUTDOWN: Active sessions prevent database close operation
..."



2) TRUSS shows memory based problems


3) The database would only close after a SHUTDOWN ABORT


Changes

This problem occurred after '...no known changes...'

Cause

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