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ORA-4031: unable to allocate bytes of shared memory shared pool FileOpenBlock (Doc ID 1482202.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 22, 2019

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
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Getting error ORA-4031: unable to allocate 2600 bytes of shared memory ("shared
pool","unknown object","sga heap(1,0)","FileOpenBlock").

High hard parsing due to FileOpenBlock eating up shared pool memory.

Query X$KSMDD for FileOpenBlock object and there will be an increase in size of this object:

select * from X$KSMDD where name='FileOpenBlock';




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