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

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.4 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 21-Jul-2017***

Symptoms

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:

ORA-27366: job "<jobname>" is not running

(Or) 

ORA-16639: specified instance inactive or currently unavailable
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_ISCHED", line 168
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_SCHEDULER", line 515

 

Cause

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