Many Defunct Processes Created on System (Doc ID 461684.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 04, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Concurrent Processing - Version 11.5.10.0 to 11.5.10.2 [Release 11.5]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Checked for relevance on 30-SEP-2016


Symptoms

When ones finds defunct processes are created on system, which causes memory to exhaust and hangs the Operating System:

After restarting the concurrent managers all defunct processes disappear, but are recreated some minutes later.

Cause

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