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RDBPROD: SQL/Services fails to start due to SQLSRV-E-SHMEMEXISTS (Doc ID 1558983.1)

Last updated on MAY 03, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle SQL/Services for Rdb on OpenVMS - Version 7.0 and later
HP OpenVMS Alpha
HP OpenVMS Itanium


Trying to restart SQL/Services fails:

Installing Oracle SQL/Services images
%REGISTER-I-SUMMARY  images examined: 1, dependent images: 0
Starting Oracle SQL/Services
Server started

Oracle SQL/Services failed to start correctly.

Checking the monitor log in SYS$STARTUP, usually called SQS_<node name>_MON_071.LIS, there is an error reported:

%SQLSRV-E-SHMEMEXISTS, Shared memory already exists; still mapped by hung process


NOTE: the references above are for SQL/Services 7.1. The number at the end of the filename will change for 7.2, 7.3, etc.


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