Startup Fails ORA-4031 Unable To Allocate 1483280 Bytes Of Shared Memory

(Doc ID 601628.1)

Last updated on JULY 04, 2014

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 04-Jul-2014***

Symptoms

Database startup fails with this error:

not connected > startup

ORA-04031: unable to allocate 1483280 bytes of shared memory ("shared pool","unknown object","sga heap(1,0)","FileOpenBlock")

Cause

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