Database Crashes with ORA-07445 [malloc_consolidate] (Doc ID 760803.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 28, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.1 to 10.2.0.3 [Release 10.2]
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.2.0.1 to 9.2.0.6 [Release 9.2]
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.1.0.2 to 10.1.0.4 [Release 10.1]
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.0.6 to 11.1.0.7 [Release 11.1]
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.1 [Release 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 1-May-2013***

Symptoms

On 9.2.0.6, the database crashed suddenly on performing normal day operations, reporting the following error message in both the alert.log and trace files:

Cause

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