Forms Fails To Start - Exiting With Status 204

(Doc ID 2413847.1)

Last updated on JULY 09, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Stack - Version 12.1.3 to 12.2 [Release 12.1 to 12.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When trying to startup up Applications, Forms will not startup successfully. The following errors can be seen:


ERROR
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Error
--> Process (index=1,uid=364,pid=7736)
  failed to start a managed process after the maximum retry limit
  Log:
  $LOG_HOME/ora/10.1.3/opmn/forms_default_group#/

Oracle Process Manager start attempt for forms failed
exiting with status 204


The following error is seen in the $LOG_HOME/ora/10.1.3/opmn/forms_default_group#/formsstd.err:

mm/dd/yy HH:MM:SS Error initializing server: $ORA_CONFIG_HOME/10.1.3/j2ee/forms/config/server.xml, Fatal error at
     line 1 offset 1 in file:$ORA_CONFIG_HOME/10.1.3/j2ee/forms/config/server.xml: .<Line 1, Column 1>:
     XML-20108: (Fatal Error) Start of root element expected.


STEPS
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The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Run $ADMIN_SCRIPTS_HOME/adformsctl.sh start
2. The error occurs

Changes

No changes.

Cause

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