Database Cannot Start Due to Lack of Memory (Doc ID 560309.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 28, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.3 [Release 10.2 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 11-Jan-2012***


Symptoms

The database cannot start up due to the following errors:

*** SERVICE NAME:(SYS$BACKGROUND) 2008-03-24 17:02:34.855
*** SESSION ID:(1104.1) 2008-03-24 17:02:34.855
*** 2008-03-24 17:02:34.855
Process startup failed, error stack:
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
*** 2008-03-24 17:02:38.158
Process startup failed, error stack:
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 

Cause

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