Huge P000 Trace Files in trace dump directory

(Doc ID 2347230.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 01, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.4 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

 Huge p000 trace files (*.trc) are getting generated in the trace dump directory even though no particular problems or incidents are reported on the database and no particular tracing 'events' are set for which trace files might be generated. The content of the p000 trace files do not mention any specific tracing events being set. Alert log file doesn't show entries for such p000 trace files being created.

Cause

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