After Patchset Installation, STARTUP UPGRADE fails with ORA-27086 (Doc ID 468133.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 07, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.1 to 10.2.0.3 [Release 10.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
This problem can occur on any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 07-Dec-2016***

Symptoms

After update to 10.2.0.3 startup upgrade fails with the next error:

ALTER DATABASE MOUNT
Wed Oct 17 19:19:36 2007
ORA-00202: control file: '/oradata/data/DWHP/control01.ctl'
ORA-27086: unable to lock file - already in use
Solaris-AMD64 Error: 11: Resource temporarily unavailable
Additional information: 8
Additional information: 16892
Additional information: 1
Wed Oct 17 19:19:36 2007
ORA-205 signalled during: ALTER DATABASE MOUNT...
Wed Oct 17 19:24:06 2007


Fuser against control file doesn't return any pid. The error is present even after a restart of the server.

Cause

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