12C Database Instance Startup Fails With ORA-27102: OUT OF MEMORY Error On Solaris (Doc ID 1987090.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 17, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.1.0.2 and later
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)

Symptoms

You have plenty of memory on your server and are able to startup earlier versions (e.g 11gR2) of the database without error, but when trying to start the 12c version, you encounter the following errors:

ORA-27102: out of memory
SVR4 Error: 11: Resource temporarily unavailable

Truss output for and failed startup shows the error on the memcntl() function:

 8121: shmget_osm(IPC_PRIVATE, 3204448256, 0640|IPC_CREAT|IPC_EXCL, 0x00400000) = 2030043232
28121: shmat(2030043232, 0x3C0000000, 0) = 0x3C0000000
28121: write(16, " s s k g m _ a c t i o n".., 72) = 72
28121: write(16, "\n", 1) = 1
28121: write(16, " s s k g m l o s m :   l".., 69) = 69
28121: write(16, "\n", 1) = 1
28121: memcntl(0x3C0000000, 3204448256, 8, 0, 0, 0) Err#11 EAGAIN         <<================
28121: write(16, "\n * * *   2 0 1 5 - 0 2".., 29) = 29
28121: write(16, " s s k g m l o s m :   m".., 60) = 60
28121: write(16, "\n", 1) = 1
28121: write(16, "   s i z e   3 2 0 4 4 4".., 39) = 39
28121: write(16, "\n", 1) = 1
28121: shmdt(0x3C0000000) = 0

 

Cause

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