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Instance on Solaris Fails to Start with Errors ORA-27122: "unable to protect memory" and "SVR4 Error: 13: Permission denied" (Doc ID 2118379.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 18, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 12.1]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)


The instance fails to start on Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit) 11.3 with following error when started with parameter MEMORY_TARGET set like:

SQL> startup;
ORA-27122: unable to protect memory
SVR4 Error: 13: Permission denied
Additional information: 1
Additional information: 15032385536
Additional information: 8192

The instance starts up fine without MEMORY_TARGET and with SGA_TARGET set.


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