SQL*Plus Exits After Describe Statement With SP2-0642: SQL*Plus Internal Error State 2590 Message (Doc ID 1339989.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 21, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.1.0.3 and later
HP OpenVMS Alpha
HP OpenVMS Itanium
***Checked for relevance on 31-Oct-2013***

Symptoms


Running Oracle release 10g (10gR1 or 10gR2) on OpenVMS.

If LINESIZE is set to a value greater that 8294, describing an object results in errors being reported and the SQL*Plus session being disconnected.

For example:

SQL> SET LINESIZE 8295
SQL> DESCRIBE DUAL;
SP2-0642: SQL*Plus internal error state 2590, context 4294967295:32768:0
Unable to proceed
Disconnected from Oracle Database 10g Enterprise Edition Release 10.2.0.4.0 - Production
With the Partitioning, Data Mining and Real Application Testing options

Cause

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