Workflow Agent Listener Service WF_DEFERRED Fails With: oracle.apps.fnd.wf.bes.AgentListenerProcessor.read()]:10 consecutive errors occurred (Doc ID 958178.1)

Last updated on MAY 22, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Workflow - Version 11.5.10.2 to 12.2.2 [Release 11.5.10 to 12.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

The workflow agent listener service process keeps dying every time its started.  It will not start and the error message may look like this:

:ERROR:[SVC-GSM-WFALSNRSVC-50704-10003 :
oracle.apps.fnd.wf.bes.AgentListenerProcessor.read()]:10 consecutive errors occurred

The notification mailer process might also be down as a result as well as the workflow agent listeners.  

Changes

This happens with instances which have been upgraded from to 11.5.10 and higher. Usually this particular problem is not observed in a new install with fresh data.

Cause

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