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IBM AIX: ORA-27300, ORA-27301, ORA-27302 and ORA-27303 Errors; the OS and Database Hangs For Only the Oracle User (Doc ID 1335466.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 30, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.5 and later
IBM AIX on POWER Systems (64-bit)

Symptoms

You have installed your database on your AIX environment and are seeing the following problems:

  • In the alert log, various ORA-27300, ORA-27301, ORA-27302 and ORA-27303 errors are being seen :
Process startup failed, error stack:
ORA-27300: OS system dependent operation:fork failed with status: 17
ORA-27301: OS failure message: File exists
ORA-27302: failure occurred at: skgpspawn5
ORA-27303: additional information: skgpspawn5

Process startup failed, error stack:
ORA-27300: OS system dependent operation:fork failed with status: 2
ORA-27301: OS failure message: No such file or directory
ORA-27302: failure occurred at: skgpspawn5
ORA-27303: additional information: skgpspawn5


Process startup failed, error stack:
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

 

  • The database hangs
  • The listener is not able to initiate new connections
  • The "oracle" OS user is not able to run any commands on the system

Changes

The profile and settings were copied from the old host.

Cause

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