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Doing System Calls after Database Connection Always Return -1 On 11.2 (Doc ID 951654.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 29, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Precompilers - Version and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Linux x86
Linux x86-64


On when executing the Pro*C or OCI application which runs a system command after connecting to database (i.e after EXEC SQL CONNECT in Pro*C and OCIServerAttach in OCI) always returns -1 even though the command executes successfully.


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