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

Last updated on AUGUST 11, 2020

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.
***Checked for relevance on 21-Jul-2017***


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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