ORA-27301: OS failure message: Too many open files in system (Doc ID 2082963.1)

Last updated on JUNE 15, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.4 and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

In 11.2.0.4, different processes are failing with:

Process startup failed, error stack:
Errors in file /u01/app/oracle/diag/rdbms/report/REPORT/trace/REPORT_psp0_97995.trc:
ORA-27300: OS system dependent operation:pipe failed with status: 23
ORA-27301: OS failure message: Too many open files in system
ORA-27302: failure occurred at: skgpspawn2

Cause

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