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Database Crashes With ORA-27300, ORA-27301, ORA-27302 On Solaris SPARC (Doc ID 1333824.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 07, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
***Checked for relevance on 01-Jul-2016***

Symptoms

Below errors are displayed in the alert log file when Oracle fails to create a new process on Solaris 10

...
Process startup failed, error stack:
Errors in file <path>trace/xxxx_29654.trc:
ORA-27300: OS system dependent operation:fork failed with status: 11
ORA-27301: OS failure message: Resource temporarily unavailable
ORA-27302: failure occurred at: skgpspawn3
Tue May 31 06:53:04 2011
Process m000 died, see its trace file
...

Near the time of the issue, also the OS error log file reports "Resource temporarily unavailable", e.g.
...
May 31 07:16:14 paper inetd[510]: [ID 702911 daemon.error] Unable to fork inetd_start method of instance svc:/network/shell:default: Resource temporarily unavailable
...

Cause

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