ASMB process fails with ORA-4031 when FLASHBACK mode is enabled (Doc ID 428178.1)

Last updated on JUNE 21, 2011

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 10.1.0.2 to 10.1.0.5 - Release: 10.1 to 10.1
Information in this document applies to any platform.
RDBMS 10.1.0.5

Symptoms

A database configured to use ASM for the storage, ASMB process continuously fails with error ORA-4031.  This process communicates with the ASM instance to receive information like statistics, extent mapping for the space allocated for the datafiles, etc.

If ASMB process fails, the database instance fails.

- DB using ASM
- FLASHBACK mode enabled
- Large memory allocated for ASM extent pointer array

Cause

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