ORA-4068 ORA-4065 ORA-06508 Errors Signalled For Valid Objects (Doc ID 456338.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 06, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 10.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When loading certain PL/SQL packages the database continuously reports ORA-04068 errors.
Restarting database does not help.  Flushing shared pool does not help. 

We can see timestamp discrepancies exist for valid objects. 

set pagesize 10000
column d_name format a20
column p_name format a20
select do.obj# d_obj,do.name d_name, do.type# d_type,
po.obj# p_obj,po.name p_name,
to_char(p_timestamp,'DD-MON-YYYY HH24:MI:SS') "P_Timestamp",
to_char(po.stime ,'DD-MON-YYYY HH24:MI:SS') "STIME",
decode(sign(po.stime-p_timestamp),0,'SAME','*DIFFER*') X
from sys.obj$ do, sys.dependency$ d, sys.obj$ po
where P_OBJ#=po.obj#(+)
and D_OBJ#=do.obj#
and do.status=1 /*dependent is valid*/
and po.status=1 /*parent is valid*/
and po.stime!=p_timestamp /*parent timestamp not match*/
order by 2,1;

Output would look like:

RADAR_SALES_ORDER_API                  11 VEHICLE_STOCK_API 08-JUN-2007 13:27:06 15-JUN-2007 19:03:05 *DIFFER*
SALES_SALES_OBJ_ITEMS_API              11 SALES_BUSINESS_DEALS_API    15-JUN-2007 18:45:09 15-JUN-2007 19:03:07 *DIFFER*


Also the problematic packages/procedures reported in the error exists and have status VALID in dba_objects view.


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