Char and Text Columns Tripled in Length Using DG4Sybase and ORA-600 [space leak] Errors After Installing Patch 12531175 (Doc ID 1340610.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 18, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database Gateway for Sybase - Version 11.2.0.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms


After applying patch 12531175 on top of Oracle RDBMS 11.2.0.2.2 CHAR and TEXT fields selected through Database Gateway for Sybase (DG4SYBS) are triple the original length, filled with spaces.

Before applying the patch:

SQL> select dump(charfield) from table@sybase;

Typ=96 Len=50: 77,71,87,51,48,32,32,32,... (padded with spaces until the length of 50)


After applying the patch:

SQL> select dump(charfield) from table@sybase;

Typ=96 Len=150: 77,71,87,51,48,32,32,32,... (padded with spaces until the length of 150)


Additionally, numerous ORA-600 errors might be noticed:

ORA-00600: internal error code, arguments: [729], [1418768], [space leak], [], [], [], [], [], [], [], [], []

Changes

Applying patch 12531175 on top of Oracle RDBMS 11.2.0.2.2

Cause

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