PMON terminates instance after an ORA-00600 [kgxRelease-bad-holder] error (Doc ID 1476411.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 28, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.3 [Release 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

An Oracle DISPATCHER process reports the following error:

ORA-00600: internal error code, arguments: [kgxRelease-bad-holder], [0], [0], [], [], [], [], [], [], [], [], []

With a Call Stack Trace showing:

... kgxRelease <- kglReleaseMutex <- kglhpd <- kghfrx <- kghfrunp <- kghfnd <- kghalo <- kmnsbm <- nsbal <- nsbalc <- nsfull_opn <- nsopen <- nsevidh <- nsevrec <- nsevwait <- ksnwait <- ksliwat <- kslwaitctx <- kslwait ...

Then, the following exceptions/errors may also be reported;

Finally, PMON takes a System State Dump and then terminates the instance;

Cause

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