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

Last updated on AUGUST 31, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 12.2]
Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version to [Release 11.2]
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 11.2 to 12.1]
Linux x86
Linux on IBM Z
Linux x86-64


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

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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