File Handles Are Not Released After Tablespace Is Dropped
(Doc ID 469731.1)
Last updated on FEBRUARY 19, 2019
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.2 and later
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After dropping a tablespace including contents and data files...
the os command lsof (which list open files) shows that process J000 holds a lock on the data file
This job had run the gather_stats_job, which had reported errors in the tracefile, due to unusable indexes.
As a result, the space that was consumed by the data file may not be instantly reclaimed by the filesystem until the file handle is released.
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