Last updated on JUNE 13, 2013
Applies to:Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.3 to 188.8.131.52 [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.
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.
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