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Scheduler Jobs Hanging or Running Forever, Cannot be Stopped (Doc ID 1457848.1)

Last updated on JULY 05, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Scheduler job always stays in running state even though it are not really running (zombie state).
The jobs cannot be stopped or dropped and always appears in USER_SCHEDULER_RUNNING_JOBS.

Executing DBMS_SCHEDULER.STOP_JOB('<jobname>') fails with the error:





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