ORA-00371: not enough shared pool memory during instance startup with default shared_pool_size (Doc ID 1560386.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 28, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.1.0.2 to 11.2.0.4 [Release 10.1 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

1. Instance startup with default shared_pool_size fails with below error

SQL> startup nomount pfile=/tmp/inittest.ora

ORA-00371: not enough shared pool memory, should be atleast 'XXXXXX' bytes


2. The parameter file inittest.ora contains only DB_NAME parameter or no SHARED_POOL_SIZE parameter.

> cat inittest.ora

DB_NAME=Test

Cause

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