How To Identify High Number Of Child Cursors Leading To ORA-600 [17059]

(Doc ID 1213715.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 28, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 07-Oct-2014***


This article provides an approach for addressing non-sharable cursors that may fail with an error ORA-600 [17059].

The purpose of this article is to assist Support engineers and Customers to identify a high number of non-sharable child cursors potentially causing ORA-600 [17059].

This article can also be used for non-sharable child cursors potentially leading to an ORA-4031.

The article provides SQL to query dictionary views V$SQLAREA and V$SQL_SHARED_CURSOR to get the reason code for why a cursor is not shared. Based on the reason codes, a list of known defects related to non-sharable cursors are listed with links towards articles with more details about fixed releases and known workarounds


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