ORA-09968, ORA-01102, ORA-10997 When Starting a Database (Doc ID 467251.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 06, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 8.1.7.4 to 11.2.0.3 [Release 8.1.7 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 16-Dec-2015***


Symptoms

Trying to startup a database on an UNIX server -having more than one database-, fails with the below errors:

sculkget: failed to lock /usr/local/oracle/product/10.2.0/dbs/lkISODDEV exclusive
sculkget: lock held by PID: xxxx
ORA-09968: unable to lock file
SVR4 Error: 11: Resource temporarily unavailable
Additional information: xxxx
ORA-1102 signalled during: ALTER DATABASE MOUNT...


OR

 

SQL> startup
ORA-10997: another startup/shutdown operation of this instance inprogress
ORA-09968: unable to lock file
Linux-x86_64 Error: 11: Resource temporarily unavailable

 

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Cause

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