ALTER SYSTEM ARCHIVELOG CURRENT hangs on WL-enqueue (Doc ID 1209896.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 31, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.5 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

ALTER SYSTEM ARCHIVE LOG CURRENT hangs via SQL*Plus, but also during the RMAN-backup.
Therefor the BACKUP ARCHIVELOG ALL, never completes.

Another symptom is that V$ARCHIVE_LOG.APPLIED is not updated

Cause

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