ORA-27103 when Memory target parameter is set to more than 3 GB (Doc ID 743012.1)

Last updated on APRIL 23, 2015

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.0.7 to 11.1.0.7 [Release 11.1]
Linux x86-64
***Checked for relevance on 28-Aug-2013***

Symptoms

When setting the memory_target parameter on 11.1.0.7 > 3GB, The instance can not start up and crashes with the following errors displayed in the alert log:

ALTER DATABASE MOUNT
This instance was first to mount
Errors in file /oracle/app/oracle/diag/rdbms/dwhp/DWHP1/trace/DWHP1_mman_22192.trc:
ORA-27103: internal error
Linux-x86_64 Error: 11: Resource temporarily unavailable
Additional information: -1
Additional information: 1
MMAN (ospid: 22192): terminating the instance due to error 27103
System state dump is made for local instance
System State dumped to trace file /oracle/app/oracle/diag/rdbms/dwhp/DWHP1/trace/DWHP1_diag_22166.trc
Trace dumping is performing id=[cdmp_20080929103326]
Instance terminated by MMAN, pid = 22192

OR

ORA-27103: internal error
Linux-x86_64 Error: 25: Inappropriate ioctl for device
Additional information: -1
Additional information: 1
MMAN (ospid: 12249): terminating the instance due to error 27103
Instance terminated by MMAN, pid = 12249

OR

Errors in file /app/oemrep/diag/rdbms/emrep/emrep/trace/emrep_mman_30849.trc:
ORA-27103: internal error
Linux-x86_64 Error: 17: File exists
Additional information: -1
Additional information: 1
MMAN (ospid: 30849): terminating the instance due to error 27103
Instance terminated by MMAN, pid = 30849 

OR

DBCA fails with ORA-03114 error

This issue is not reproduced in 11.1.0.6

Changes

Applied the 11.1.0.7 patch set.

Cause

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