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Grid Control Database getting Ora-04031 and Unable to Access Grid Control (Doc ID 758619.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 29, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 10.2 to 11.1]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
This problem can occur on any platform.


The Alert.log for a Grid Control Database is reporting the following errors:

ORA-04031: unable to allocate 32 bytes of shared memory ("shared pool","select
file#, block#, ts# fr...","sql area","tmp")

This could eventually lead to a Hang type situation where the Grid Control Application cannot access the database.


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