Background Process Terminated, e.g. ORA-471, Accompanied By Alert Log Warning 'Low Open File Descriptor Limit'
Last updated on SEPTEMBER 09, 2016
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 188.8.131.52 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 09-Sep-2016***
You are running Oracle on a Unix/Linux based platform.
In the alert log the next error is reported without additional messages:
Instead of DBWR, other background processes could be terminated by the same.
You see in your alert log also warning messages referencing a low setting for file descriptors:
Oracle instance running on a system with low open file descriptor limit.
The above alert log message may be followed by:
You have recently added datafiles to the database.
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