Extproc Consuming Large Amounts of CPU - Extproc Spins (Doc ID 360393.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 03, 2008

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 9.0.1.4 to 9.2.0.8
This problem can occur on any platform.

Symptoms

The extproc process is not terminated when the corresponding sqlplus session is closed. This can happen when the shared library with a call to putenv (libc) is called as an external procedure and the session is closed. After the sqlplus session is terminated the corresponding extproc should also be terminated but this does not seem to happen. This may lead to exhausting the process limit on the system.


Cause

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