Database Crash With Error ORA-00490 (Doc ID 465002.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 06, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.1.0.2 to 11.2.0.3 [Release 10.1 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 26-AUG-2014***
*** Checked for relevance on 05-Apr-2016 ***


Symptoms

Database crashes with the below given errors in alert log:

ORA-27300: OS system dependent operation:fork failed with status: 12
ORA-27301: OS failure message: Not enough space
ORA-27302: failure occurred at: skgpspawn3

ORA-00490: PSP process terminated with error

PMON: terminating instance due to error 490
Instance terminated by PMON, pid = 20094

Cause

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