Library LIBOCIEI.SO is Getting Loaded in Memory When Using a Full Install

(Doc ID 1288610.1)

Last updated on JULY 05, 2017

Applies to:

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


The is an Instant Client library installed within the ORACLE_HOME/instantclient directory.

Starting with a symbolic link is created within the ORACLE_HOME/lib directory name that points to this library in the ORACLE_HOME/instantclient directory.

When an OCI application is executed with ORACLE_HOME/lib set it will actually load both the and files. With the file being large (113097K ) and not really doing anything, applications are unnecessarily consuming too much memory.

This can be seen in most but not all Installations. It has been seen in most default installations like the Database or Client/Admin install.


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