ORA-12805 and ORA-00700: soft internal error, arguments: [kskvmstatact: excessive swapping observed] (Doc ID 2183378.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 15, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.1.0.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

ORA-12805 on different select statements were seen in the alert log, usually preceded or followed by "ORA-00700: soft internal error, arguments: [kskvmstatact: excessive swapping observed]" errors.  Normally in order to infer a cause-and-effect relationship, the errors have to occur fairly close together.  In this case, the ORA-12805 was seen some 34 minutes after the first ORA-700 and about 15 min. before the second ORA-700.

Here is a sample alert log:

 

 

Cause

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