Startup Nomount Hangs On Red Hat Enterprise 6 (Doc ID 2117663.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 08, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.1.0.2 and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

When running the following the database hangs:
sqlplus / as sysdba
startup nomount pfile=init.ora

If running the below, the database starts normally:
strace -fo sqlplusT08.trc sqlplus "/ as sysdba" <==================
startup nomount pfile=init.ora

Changes

New database right after installing new Oracle 12.1.0.2 binaries on server RHEL 6.
Oracle 11.2.0.4 running normally on this server.

Cause

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