Asm Instance Crashes with Ora-4031with high number of archivelog files (Doc ID 372269.1)

Last updated on MAY 06, 2008

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 10.2.0.1
This problem can occur on any platform.

Symptoms

ASM instance crashes with ORA-4031 regularly

At each SGA dump number of "ASM file" chunks are increasing constantly.
it takes 2192 bytes each time from sga heap. There is no slight increase
in other type of chunks.
    
Number of files in v$asm_file  is huge (many thousands)

Majority of the files (99%) stored in the diskgroup are archive log files.


Cause

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