Getting ORA-07445[npierr] on Commit Command (Doc ID 604252.1)

Last updated on JUNE 13, 2013

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.3 to 11.1.0.7 [Release 10.2 to 11.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 08-Nov-2012***

This problem can occur on any platform.

Symptoms

The following errors are shown in the alert log file:
   ORA-07445: exception encountered: core dump [npierr..] [SIGSEGV]
                         [Address not mapped to object] [0x4] [] []
   found dead shared server 'S000', pid = ...

ORA-07445 is happening in 'npierr' with stack trace showing 'xct_com_with_options' calling 'npicom.'

The Call Stack can look like this:
    npierr npixfc npicom xctcom_with_options kksExecuteCommand opiexe...

This error can be raised by the "commit" command on a distributed transaction.

Cause

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