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JAVA utlities failing in ORACLE_HOME with "There is insufficient memory for the Java Runtime Environment to continue " (Doc ID 2599766.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 16, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.2.0.1 and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

With the latest UEK kernel (version 4.1.12-124.32.1), java based oracle tools are failing with memory errors

4.1.12-124.32.1.el7uek.x86_64

Example commands and errors:

$ ${ORACLE_HOME}/gridSetup.sh -executePrereqs -silent -responseFile  upgrade_grid.rsp
Launching Oracle Grid Infrastructure Setup Wizard...

[FATAL] null

$ $ORACLE_HOME/OPatch/opatch lsinventory
Java (1.6) could not be located. OPatch cannot proceed!
OPatch returns with error code = 1

$ $ORACLE_HOME/jdk/bin/java -version
Error occurred during initialization of VM
Could not reserve enough space for object heap
Could not create the Java virtual machine.

$ srvctl
Error occurred during initialization of VM
Could not reserve enough space for object heap
Could not create the Java virtual machine.



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Cause

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