ORA-27300, ORA-27301, ORA-27302 on AIX

(Doc ID 1541121.1)

Last updated on JULY 03, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
IBM AIX on POWER Systems (64-bit)
***Checked for relevance on 03-July-2017***


Received following errors in alert log:

ORA-27300: OS system dependent operation:fork failed with status: 12
ORA-27301: OS failure message: Not enough space
ORA-27302: failure occurred at: skgpspawn3

- AIX server became unusable.

- OS commands such as ps returns malloc or fork errors.

- Can not connect to the database

- Command line hangs

- No Oracle or user process is using abnormal amount of memory.

- There are many defunct kernel processes



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