Ora-07445 Core Dump From joxnfy() When Connecting to a Remote Instance.

(Doc ID 747187.1)

Last updated on JULY 25, 2013

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Checked for relevance on 25-Jul-2013


You get a core dump when attempting to connect to an ASM instance by any means other than local OS authentication.

$ sqlplus sys@asm as sysdba

SQL*Plus: Release - Production on Tue Nov 4 11:37:21 2008

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Enter password:
ORA-12537: TNS:connection closed

When you check the alert.log it has the following errors:

Sun Nov 2 11:35:18 2008
Errors in file /opt/app/oracle/admin/+ASM/udump/+asm_ora_9278.trc:
ORA-07445: exception encountered: core dump [joxnfy_()+436] [SIGFPE] [HP Conditional trap] [0xC000000002917D1F] [] []

The associated trace files show the following call stack:


The +ASM instance has a passwordfile and the REMOTE_LOGIN_PASSWORDFILE parameter is set to  EXCLUSIVE.

This problem can occur for non ASM instances as well.


You are connecting via a listener started from a different version Oracle Home.


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