ORA-12012 ORA-27468: "SYS.PURGE_LOG" is Locked by Another Process

(Doc ID 751884.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 06, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.2 to 10.2.0.5 [Release 10.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 09-Sep-2016***


Symptoms


Alert log reports the following errors:

Errors in file /opt/oracle/admin/RMAN/bdump/rman_j000_24354.trc:
ORA-12012: error on auto execute of job 42567
ORA-27468: "EXFSYS.RLM$EVTCLEANUP" is locked by another process

Errors in file /opt/oracle/admin/RMAN/bdump/rman_j000_24354.trc:
ORA-12012: error on auto execute of job 5329
ORA-27468: "SYS.PURGE_LOG" is locked by another process


Changes

The database was recently patched to 10.2.0.x.

Cause

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