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

Last updated on NOVEMBER 28, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 10.2.0.4 to 11.1.0.6
This problem can occur on any platform.

Symptoms

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.

Cause

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