ORA-00600  and Instance Failure From DBWx or LGWR Processes
Last updated on NOVEMBER 28, 2016
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 22.214.171.124 to 126.96.36.199 [Release 11.2]
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206. [Release 8.1.7 to 11.2]
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 220.127.116.11 to 18.104.22.168 [Release 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
*** Checked for relevance on 12-Dec-2011 ***
The following symptoms will be observed:
a) ORA-00600 or multiple occurences will be reported in the alert log.
b) LGWR or DBWx may terminate the instance.
The alert log might also show additional problems prior to the 600 error.
The stack will be similar to:-
... ksaamb ksasnd ksbasend kcrfws ...
The trace file(s) will report : KSAAMB: fatal error out of msg blks after 60 sec timeout
The key function that needs to be present in the stack trace is KSAAMB
In some cases specific information in the trace will show a section called 'Forward Links'
and if so please see the Notes/BUGS section at the end of this article for more specific
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