DB Startup Can Hang if USE_INDIRECT_DATA_BUFFERS=TRUE and AWE_WINDOW_MEMORY Is Set Too High (Doc ID 344933.1)

Last updated on APRIL 17, 2012

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.2 [Release 10.2 to 11.2]
Microsoft Windows (32-bit)
***Checked for relevance on 17-APR-2012***


Symptoms

Configured system and database with /3gb and AWE to use memory above 4gb for buffer cache on Microsoft Windows 2003 Enterprise Edition Server.  However when trying to startup with the parameter USE_INDIRECT_DATA_BUFFERS=TRUE, the database startup just hangs.

Cause

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