terminating the instance due to error 471 Out-Of-Memory(OOM) Killer Crashes Oracle Database (Doc ID 1622379.1)

Last updated on JUNE 03, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.3 and later
Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version 12.1.0.1 to 12.1.0.1 [Release 12.1]
Generic Linux
***Checked for relevance on 22-Mar-2016***

Symptoms

Instance terminated due to death of background process. In this case, it was DBWR.

No more information in alert / traces why DBWR process dead.

Tue Feb 04 13:00:03 2014
LNS: Standby redo logfile selected for thread 1 sequence 6206 for destination LOG_ARCHIVE_DEST_2
Archived Log entry 10547 added for thread 1 sequence 6205 ID 0x77e10623 dest 1:
Tue Feb 04 13:05:09 2014
LGWR waiting for instance termination
Tue Feb 04 13:05:15 2014
System state dump requested by (instance=1, osid=13406 (PMON)), summary=[abnormal instance termination].
System State dumped to trace file /opt/oracle/diag/rdbms/sbprod01/sbprod01/trace/sbprod01_diag_13429.trc
Tue Feb 04 13:05:21 2014
PMON (ospid: 13406): terminating the instance due to error 471
Tue Feb 04 13:05:21 2014

Cause

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