sqlplus / as sysdba returns ORA-01034, ORA-27101, ORA-1031 after OS upgrade (Doc ID 1914603.1)

Last updated on MAY 24, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.0.7 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 11.1 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Executing sqlplus errors out with ORA-01031 error

sqlplus / as sysdba
ORA-01031: insufficient privileges

  

Truss output shows

11206750: 29425917: kwrite(1, ” E R R O R :\n”, 7)    = 7
11206750: 29425917: kfcntl(1, F_GETFL, 0×0000000000000008) = 67110914
11206750: 29425917: kwrite(1, ” O R A – 0 1 0 3 4 :   O”.., 32) = 32
11206750: 29425917: kfcntl(1, F_GETFL, 0×0000000000000008) = 67110914
11206750: 29425917: kwrite(1, ” O R A – 2 7 1 0 1 :   s”.., 46) = 46
11206750: 29425917: kfcntl(1, F_GETFL, 0×0000000000000008) = 67110914
11206750: 29425917: kwrite(1, ” I B M   A I X   R I S C”.., 61) = 61
11206750: 29425917: kfcntl(1, F_GETFL, 0×0000000000000008) = 67110914
11206750: 29425917: kwrite(1, ” P r o c e s s   I D :  “.., 14) = 14
11206750: 29425917: kfcntl(1, F_GETFL, 0×0000000000000008) = 67110914
11206750: 29425917: kwrite(1, ” S e s s i o n   I D :  “.., 31) = 31
11206750: 29425917: kfcntl(1, F_GETFL, 0×0000000000000008) = 67110914
11206750: 29425917: kwrite(1, “\n”, 1)            = 1
11206750: 29425917: kwrite(1, “\n”, 1)            = 1
11206750: 29425917: kfcntl(1, F_GETFL, 0×0000000000000008) = 67110914
11206750: 29425917: lseek(4, 4608, 0)            = 4608
11206750: 29425917: kread(4, “\00F\0A0\0\0\0 b\0A1\0\0″.., 512) = 512
11206750: 29425917: kwrite(1, ” E n t e r   u s e r – n”.., 17) = 17
11206750: 29425917: kfcntl(1, F_GETFL, 0×0000000000000008) = 67110914
11206750: 29425917: kfcntl(1, F_GETFL, 0×0000000000000008) = 67110914
11206750: 29425917: kfcntl(2, F_GETFL, 0×0000000000000008) = 67110914
11206750: 29425917: kfcntl(1, F_GETFL, 0x0000000011C100FD) = 67110914
11206750: 29425917: kread(0, ” a u t a k o\n\0\0\0\0\0″.., 4096) Err#82 ERESTART



Changes

OS upgrade to AIX 6.1 Tl09 SP01

Cause

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