ORA-27300: OS System Dependent Operation: Fork Failed With Status: 12 (Doc ID 1322967.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 28, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.1.0 and later
IBM AIX on POWER Systems (64-bit)
***Checked for relevance on 18-Sep-2015***

Symptoms

The following error are found in the alert log and referenced trace file:

Errors in file /u01/sq/ora_1/oracle/diag/rdbms/dlppd/DLPPD/trace/DLPPD_psp0_16187450.trc:
ORA-27300: OS system dependent operation:fork failed with status: 12
ORA-27301: OS failure message: Not enough space
ORA-27302: failure occurred at: skgpspawn3
Tue May 17 23:20:40 2011
Process m000 died, see its trace file


OS logs show related information like:

Sequence Number: 3398
Machine Id: 00CA894E4C00
Node Id: gba00056
Class: S
Type: PERM
WPAR: Global
Resource Name: SYSVMM

Description
SOFTWARE PROGRAM ABNORMALLY TERMINATED

Probable Causes
SYSTEM RUNNING OUT OF PAGING SPACE

Failure Causes
INSUFFICIENT PAGING SPACE DEFINED FOR THE SYSTEM
PROGRAM USING EXCESSIVE AMOUNT OF PAGING SPACE

Recommended Actions
DEFINE ADDITIONAL PAGING SPACE
REDUCE PAGING SPACE REQUIREMENTS OF PROGRAM(S)

Detail Data
PROGRAM
oracle
USER'S PROCESS ID:
8519808
PROGRAM'S PAGING SPACE USE IN 1KB BLOCKS
0

 

Cause

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