V$Database_block_corruption Shows Entries for Non-existent Datafile

(Doc ID 782137.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 26, 2017

Applies to:

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

Symptoms

V$DATABASE_BLOCK_CORRUPTION has rows referring to a non-existing datafile.

SQL> select * from v$database_block_corruption;

FILE# BLOCK# BLOCKS CORRUPTION_CHANGE# CORRUPTIO
---------- ---------- ---------- ------------------ ---------
18 52 5 1.7206E+10 LOGICAL
18 412 1 1.7204E+10 LOGICAL
18 420 1 1.7205E+10 LOGICAL
.......
18 660414 1 1.7215E+10 LOGICAL

SQL> select * from v$datafile where file#=18;

no rows selected

Cause

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