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Getting Trace Files With "Short stack dump: unable to dump stack due to error 72". (Doc ID 790393.1)

Last updated on JULY 08, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.1 to 10.2.0.5 [Release 10.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.



Symptoms

When doing a startup or shutdown, you might see the following in the alert log :

Wed Mar 11 05:18:14 2009
Process OS id : 974992 alive after kill
Errors in file /.../xxxx_ora_721366.trc
Wed Mar 11 05:18:15 2009
Process OS id : 1188106 alive after kill
Errors in file ..../udump/xxxxx_ora_721366.trc
Wed Mar 11 05:18:17 2009
ALTER DATABASE CLOSE NORMAL

And the trace files will contain the following message :

Process Group: DEFAULT, pseudo proc: 700000057b078f0
O/S info: user: user1, term: UNKNOWN, ospid: 840160
OSD pid info: Unix process pid: 840160, image: xxxx@yyyy
Short stack dump: unable to dump stack due to error 72

Cause

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