Network socket files are leaked when extproc session times out after upgrade to 12.1

(Doc ID 2173452.1)

Last updated on APRIL 13, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
All Platforms


Max "inodes" was hit in /var/tmp/.oracle (network socket files) after upgrading from to

A file is created for every external procedure extproc session that times out and these socket files are not cleaned up in in a standalone DB non-Grid environment.

The large number of files caused a production outage when maximum inodes was hit.


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