ORA-00204,ORA-00202,ORA-27072 IBM AIX RISC System/6000 Error: 9: Bad file number (Doc ID 1326326.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 23, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.0.7 and later
IBM AIX on POWER Systems (64-bit)
***Checked for relevance on 20-Sep-2016***

Symptoms

When the following is query is issued you see the following:

SQL> select group#||','||members||' , '||status from v$log order by 1;
select group#||','||members||' , '||status from v$log order by 1
*
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-00204: error in reading (block 1, # blocks 1) of control file
ORA-00202: control file: '/oracle/data02/control_01b.ctl'
ORA-27072: File I/O error
IBM AIX RISC System/6000 Error: 9: Bad file number
Additional information: 7
Additional information: 1
Additional information: -1

Moving the controlfile to another mount point does not fix the issue, nor does completely dropping and recreating the controlfiles.

Cause

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