Scheduler Job of Type 'EXECUTABLE' Fails with ORA-27369 "exit code: 255" STANDARD_ERROR="execve: Exec format error" (Doc ID 555160.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 06, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.1.0.2 to 10.2.0.5 [Release 10.1 to 10.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 08-Jul-2016***

Symptoms

Sometimes the the scheduler job of type 'EXECUTABLE' - external job- fails with exit code: 255
STANDARD_ERROR="execve: Exec format error"
Although the the shell script have a reference to the shell executable  (like #!/usr/bin/ksh  for example) .

For example:

 

Cause

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