Data Pump Import Hangs - Alert Log Shows Repeated Message: "WARNING:io_getevents timed out 600 sec"

(Doc ID 1346810.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 25, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Linux x86-64
***Checked for relevance on 25-Jan-2016***


OS - Oracle Enterprise Linux Enterprise 5.6 (2.6.18-

You are trying to run a Data Pump import (impdp), and it hangs and appears to be doing nothing.
In your alertlog, you see repeated instances of the following messages:

WARNING:io_getevents timed out 600 sec



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