ORA-12012 / ORA-30438 / ORA-06512 Errors Written Repeatedly to Alert Log After Database Crash (Doc ID 398491.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 30, 2013

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.1.0.2 to 10.2.0.1 [Release 10.1 to 10.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 09-Feb-2010***
***Checked for relevance on 30-Jul-2011***
***Checked for relevance on 30-Aug-2013***

Symptoms

After a database crash, a job in the job queue begins failing with:

Errors in file /u01/app/oracle/admin/pmdwqry1/bdump/pmdwqry1_j001_7339.trc:
ORA-12012: error on auto execute of job 16548
ORA-30438: unable to access named pipe 'IDX_RB$JIPIPE_5484_7'
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_I_INDEX_UTL", line 762
ORA-06512: at line 1

This is repeated over and over.

Cause

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