Extproc is Generating Many hs_core* Files under $ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/log on UNIX and %ORACLE_HOME%\rdbms\trace on Windows (Doc ID 1970912.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 15, 2017

Applies to:

PL/SQL - Version 11.2.0.4 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 11.2 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 15th Aug 2017***

Symptoms

1) Lots of hs_core* files are being generated in the $ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/log directory on UNIX or the %ORACLE_HOME%\rdbms\trace directory on Windows.

2) The database version is 12.1.0.x or 11.2.0.4.

Changes

The database has either been upgraded to 12.1.0.x or 11.2.0.4, or it is a new installation of 12.1.0.x or 11.2.0.4.

Cause

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