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ORA-00445: Background Process "xxxx" Did Not Start After 120 Seconds (Doc ID 1345364.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

SaaS Operations - Version N/A to N/A
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 11.2 to 12.1]
Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version to [Release 11.2]
IBM: Linux on System z
Linux x86-64
Linux x86


Errors are seen in the alert log relating to spawning of processes such as:

@ Checked for relevance on 17th Jan 2012
ORA-00445: background process "m001" did not start after 120 seconds
Incident details in: /opt/u01/app/oracle/diag/rdbms/incident/incdir_3721/db1_mmon_7417_i3721.trc
ERROR: Unable to normalize symbol name for the following short stack (at offset 2):
Tue Jun 21 03:03:06 2011
ORA-00445: background process "J003" did not start after 120 seconds


Waited for process W002 to initialize for 60 seconds

The system appears to be running very slowly and defunct processes can appear.


REDHAT 5 kernel 2.6.18-194.el5 #1 SMP Tue Mar 16
Oracle Single Instance
IBM: Linux on System z


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