Database instance crash with ORA-7445 [_wordcopy_bwd_dest_aligned]
Last updated on APRIL 06, 2015
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.1 to 184.108.40.206.0 [Release 10.2 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 28-Jun-2012***
An INSERT AS SELECT or any SQL that copies data from one table to another, may report ORA-7445 [_wordcopy_bwd_dest_aligned] in the database alert log and cause a database instance crash. Other errors may also be seen in the alert log - in memory block corruption errors like ORA-600 , ORA-600  or memory corruption errors like ORA-7445 [__intel_new_memcpy]. Those are all related to and triggered by the original ORA-7445 [_wordcopy_bwd_dest_aligned] error.
The call stack trace of the process that gets ORA-7445 may look like this:
wordcopy_bwd_dest_ (aligned) <- memmove <- kdrwric <- kdrwri <- kdoirp <- kco_issue_callback <- kcoapl <- kcbapl <- kcrfw_redo_gen <- kcbchg1_main <- kcbchg1 <- ktuchg2 <- ktuchg <- ktbchg2 <- kdtchg <- kdtwrp <- kdtInsRow ...
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