ORA-12008, ORA-12801, and ORA-60 During DBMS_REDEFINITION When Running in Parallel (Doc ID 1510336.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 03, 2012

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

DBMS_REDEFINITION fails with
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-12008: error in materialized view refresh path
ORA-12801: error signaled in parallel query server P002, instance <instance_name>
ORA-00060: Deadlock 
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_REDEFINITION", line 56
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_REDEFINITION", line 1490
ORA-06512: at line 2

The current SQL is
  drop table "SIEBEL"."BIN$zE+z3Y9cRT/gQ2SWIwrHWQ==$0" purge

The chain signature is 'library cache lock' 'enq: TM - contention'

Cause

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