Database Unable to Start and Background Process Are Not Killed (Doc ID 1344942.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 02, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 01-Sep-2017***

Symptoms

Database is unable to start, and background processes as below are not getting killed.

$ ps -ef |grep <SID>

ora10203  4975 4043 1 12:11:27 pts/3 0:00 grep <SID>
ora10203  6589    1 0   Jul 21 ?     0:55 ora_dbw1_<SID>
ora10203  6591    1 0   Jul 21 ?     0:55 ora_dbw2_<SID>
ora10203  6587    1 0   Jul 21 ?     0:55 ora_dbw0_<SID>
ora10203 20132    1 0   Jul 27 ?     0:01 ora_m000_<SID>
ora10203  6595    1 0   Jul 21 ?     0:53 ora_dbw4_<SID>
ora10203  6593    1 0   Jul 21 ?     0:54 ora_dbw3_<SID>
ora10203  6601    1 0   Jul 21 ?     0:55 ora_dbw7_<SID>
ora10203  6599    1 0   Jul 21 ?     0:53 ora_dbw6_<SID>
ora10203  6605    1 0   Jul 21 ?     8:17 ora_ckpt_<SID>
ora10203  6597    1 0   Jul 21 ?     0:53 ora_dbw5_<SID>

Cause

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