ORA-600 [15201] From Query With Many Columns (Doc ID 955913.1)

Last updated on JUNE 13, 2013

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version 8.1.7.0 to 11.2.0.2 [Release 8.1.7 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When running a query with a huge number of columns:

SQL> select 'x', 'x', 'x', 'x', .... , 'x' from dual;


one of the following errors is raised:

If using a version earlier than 10.2.0.4 (eg. 9.2.0.8, 10.1.0.5, 10.2.0.3):

ORA-00600: internal error code, arguments: [15201], [], [], [], [], [], [], []


If using 10.2.0.4 or later:

ORA-00600: internal error code, arguments: [mal0-size-too-large], [kksoff : opitca], [], [], [], [], [], []


Lab testing shows that the error will be hit when having more than 16320 columns in the select list.

Cause

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