ORA-12805 and ORA-00700: soft internal error, arguments: [kskvmstatact: excessive swapping observed]
(Doc ID 2183378.1)
Last updated on MARCH 12, 2021
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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:
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