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ORA-00821 and ORA-4030 at Database Start Up in 11gR1 Due to Minimum Buffer Size Calculation. (Doc ID 1336519.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 10, 2011

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Standard Edition - Version: to - Release: 11.1 to 11.1
Information in this document applies to any platform.


On Oracle, the following error occurs when issuing 'startup nomount'.

ORA-01078: failure in processing system parameters
ORA-00821: Specified value of sga_target 4992M is too small, needs to be at least 8704M

The Alert log also shows:

ORA-04030: out of process memory when trying to allocate 800 bytes (kgsp-heap,kglss)
Incident details in: /app1/oracle/diag/rdbms/rac8db/rac8db1/incident/incdir_57714/rac8db1_dbrm_15773_i57714.trc
Errors in file /app1/oracle/diag/rdbms/rac8db/rac8db1/trace/rac8db1_ping_15775.trc (incident=57730):

The SGA_MAX_SIZE or MEMORY_MAX_TARGET is large (many Gigabytes).
The server has many CPU's (for example: 32 or 64)


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