Startup Fails With ORA-27300: Os System Dependent Operation:Fork Failed With Status:17
(Doc ID 812115.1)
Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.4 to 18.104.22.168 [Release 10.2 to 11.2]
IBM AIX on POWER Systems (64-bit)
Unable to startup database. Fails with error:
ORA-27300: OS system dependent operation:fork failed with status: 17
ORA-27301: OS failure message: File exists
ORA-27302: failure occurred at: skgpspawn5
ORA-27303: additional information: skgpspawn5
Wed Apr 22 13:55:20 2009
Process ASMB died, see its trace file
After shutting down the incomplete startup, issuing command: sysresv
IPC Resources for ORACLE_SID "<sid_name>" :
No shared memory segments used
Oracle Instance not alive for sid "<sid_name>"
Issuing startup again may display this error if using ASM:
ORACLE instance started.
Total System Global Area 314572800 bytes
Fixed Size 2083696 bytes
Variable Size 176161936 bytes
Database Buffers 130023424 bytes
Redo Buffers 6303744 bytes
ORA-00205: error in identifying control file, check alert log for more info
and the same ORA_27300 / 27301 / 27302 errors reported in the alert log
You had checked the swap size and it is within recommended guidelines of:
2 X RAM if RAM < 8Gb
.75 X RAM if RAM > 8Gb
Adding new instances to the server
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