What To Do and Not To Do When 'shutdown immediate' Hangs
Last updated on MAY 17, 2017
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124 [Release 11.2]
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52 [Release 8.1.7 to 11.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
What to do when shutdown immediate appears to hang:
Sometimes, the message 'Waiting for smon to disable tx recovery' is posted in the alert log.
This note only addresses situations when the apparent hang occurs when the database is going from OPEN to DISMOUNT, which is actually the most common situation.
If the apparent hang occurs at a different step, then this note does not apply.
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